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NSW Road Maintenance Council Contracts (RMCC) and National Prequalification for Civil (Road and Bridge) Construction Contracts

December 2017

Feedback from Road Maintenance Council Contracts (RMCC) stakeholders suggests that future engagement models for council road maintenance contracts will require individual councils to be prequalified u...

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Joint Organisations

November 2017

It has been a long time coming but Joint Organisations are now here. After the last few years it will be interesting to see how the industry reacts to this latest voluntary program of the Office of Lo...

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Changes to Housing Policy

November 2017

It is clear that the new government is going to take a different approach to tackling housing issues. This includes how it will increase the number of social houses and social housing providers. A num...

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Cost of Growth

November 2017

Investment in the infrastructure required to support a growing population comes with significant risk for local authorities.  Failure to get it right means that ratepayers are funding that growth.

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What does the Election Result mean for Local Government?

October 2017

As of today no one really knows.We do know that New Zealand First will play an important role in government going forward – whether it be part of the next government or from the cross benches.We won’t...

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Special Schedule 7 to be completed soon

August 2017

With the preparation of the 2016/17 financial statements well underway it is essential to have reliable and accurate reporting of your organisation’s infrastructure needs. Having a reliable, repeatabl...

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Special Schedule 7

June 2017

By now we all appreciate the importance of fully understanding our organisation’s infrastructure needs and the importance of infrastructure reporting via Special Schedule 7. Having a reliable, repeata...

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Section 17A Service Delivery Reviews – the end is not in sight

May 2017

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Fixing Country Rail Funding Round Now Open

May 2017

 "Fixing Country Rail is a program to fund rail infrastructure enhancement projects that eliminate connectivity constraints on the NSW regional rail network and reduce the cost to market for regional ...

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Tourism Infrastructure Fund – making the most of Central Government funding

Grant Funding

May 2017

The Government has announced an increase to the available co-funding for tourism infrastructure.  While this announcement is likely to be warmly received by the local government sector, based on the p...

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