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Is the Library brand really as strong as it needs to be….?

Community

July 2016

Is the library brand really as strong as it needs to be to survive and to thrive?I put this to a room of librarians a few weeks ago in a slightly more challenging way and thankfully they didn’t throw ...

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Roads Benchmarking Program for 2016/17 Kicks Off

June 2016

The Yardstick Roads Benchmarking Program for 2016/17 is now open for new and existing members, with the 2015/16 results showing a significant variation in costs between metropolitan and rural councils...

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Webinar on Council Mergers

June 2016

In NSW we are ‘half merged’. Some councils are now into the second month of the operation of their new organisations, others still face uncertainty about their future and still others are unaffected. ...

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New Asset Ratio - Not Helpful

June 2016

There have been some significant changes in infrastructure reporting this year, with an updated Special Schedule 7 (SS7). The changes include the introduction of a new ratio – ‘cost to bring assets to...

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Project Management Frameworks in Local Government

June 2016

The recent round of mergers in NSW has again reinforced the importance of adopting a project management approach to time bound, complex, multidisciplinary projects. Morrison Low has assisted a number ...

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Breaking News

June 2016

Morrison Low was recently commissioned by the New Zealand Transport Agency to complete a review of Wellington City Council’s Urban Cycleways Programme. The review drew on national and international be...

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What does effective collaboration really look like?

June 2016

In short, if it feels easy then it’s probably not collaborationCollaboration is part of a continuum of inter-organisational networking. The continuum includes other approaches such as coordination and...

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New Joint CCO for the Waikato Sub-Region

June 2016

Section 17A analysis and the probable direction of the proposed legislative amendments to the Local Government Act 2002 give a focus to joint working arrangements and CCOs. We were interested to refle...

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Waste Assessments and Section 17A

June 2016

Lately, councils have been asking us here at Morrison Low whether a Section 17A Review is needed for waste services given there is already a need to assess options for their Waste Assessments. Our vie...

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Enabling reform

June 2016

The Government proactively released its policy paper on the next tranche of reform of the Local Government Act 2002 (it’s available on the Department of Internal Affairs website).  We at Morrison Low ...

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