After a sprint in August 2017 to have Section 17A service reviews completed we are seeing a number of councils take a more considered approach to service reviews in 2018. With the statutory compliance aspect now in the past, councils are now seemingly realising the benefits of undertaking a comprehensive review of services.
With the New Zealand Government reviewing how the three waters (drinking water, wastewater and stormwater) are managed, it appears that New Zealand is on the cusp of significant change to the way the water industry operates.
Morrison Low is pleased to announce Kevin Best as the new Chair of Morrison Low Holdings. Kevin takes over as Chair from Karen Price at an important time for the company.
Morrison Low has a long history of supporting Australian councils obtain regional development grants through competitive processes. It is a long established practice there for funding rural and region...
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...
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.
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...
There has been a flurry of activity as we approach 8 August 2017, when Council’s first round of Section 17A Delivery of Service Reviews are due to be completed under the Local Government Act. It might be the looming deadline but it could be that Councils have looked back at what Council said it would do to meet Section 17A in the last LTP? Have you met those commitments? It’s a good question to ask now as the community might be the next to ask.
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...
When we recognise that “planning is continuous”, is it correct to say we are moving into the 2018/28 LTP “season”? Whether you have a season or not, the reality is that councils are gearing up for it...