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Morrison Low Launches Dedicated LTP Team

Location:

New Zealand

Confidence in our ability to provide a full suite of support to councils during the long term planning process has led Morrison Low to create a dedicated LTP Team. Already our consultants are busy providing thought leadership, advice and inputs to various councils across New Zealand as they embark on their work. Ensuring the quality, innovation and accuracy of our work across multiple clients with the same timeframes requires a high degree of coordination.

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Project Management Framework, Manual and Tools

Client:

Tamworth Regional Council

Location:

Tamworth

Tamworth Regional Council required a project management framework that accommodated a wide range of local government project sizes and types, as well as increasing the project management skills, knowledge and accountability within Council. Morrison Low's framework enabled a tailored process and set of tools to be embedded within the organisation as the sole approach that establishes the standard methodology, roles, responsibilities and reporting requirements for qualifying Councils' projects as well as the process by which they are managed.   Morrison Low delivered a project management framework, manual and tool set, in partnership with Council, to create a project management approach that delivered a consistent and considered approach to project management having regard to the organisations priorities, capacity, capability and risk tolerance. Through a facilitated collaborative process with a broad range of staff, together we created a high level organisational ownership of the framework, enabling the transfer of project management knowledge to staff.   Morrison Low subsequently delivered a comprehensive training program to over 90 staff. Council is in the process of automating and integrating the project management approach into their IP&R planning process and internal systems.   Project Contact: Greg Smith[mailto:g.smith@morrisonlow.com]

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The Department of Corrections Asset Management Journey

Client:

The Department of Corrections

Location:

Wellington

Corrections have a significant portfolio, with critical assets across the country. The organisation has set a goal to deliver exemplar strategic asset management. This required change in the way things were done. A higher level of asset management practice was being sought to support sound decision making and to effectively manage risk. Morrison Low has supported them on this journey.

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Support Delivery of LTP

Client:

Thames Coromandel District Council

Location:

Coromandel

During the last LTP round in 2014-15, Morrison Low supported Thames Coromandel throughout the delivery of the plan. We provided a long term, onsite resource to plan, manage and oversee the delivery of all aspects of the LTP.   Secondments like this are not typical of Morrison Low work but we understand the pressure an LTP cycle can bring and we are happy to look at arrangements that support our clients such as providing a project manager.   Project Contact:  Bruce Nicholson[mailto:b.nicholson@morrisonlow.com]

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Community Outcomes Workshop

Client:

Matamata Piako District Council

Location:

Waikato

Starting any project at the right place is crucial to the overall success. Morrison Low has been supporting Matamata Piako with a series of targeted workshops designed to engage the new council and set the LTP on the right path.

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LTP Quality Assurance and Support

Client:

Gisborne District Council

Location:

Gisborne

Auckland Council's Parks Sports and Recreation Department (now known as the Community Services and Facility Units) commissioned Morrison Low to assist with identifying significant savings in the proposed ten year renewal budgets for the regional and local sports parks activities, as part of the 2015 Long Term Plan process.

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Housing Action Plan and Housing Project Office

Client:

Auckland Council

Location:

Auckland

Auckland Council set itself up to focus on the “housing crisis” it faces. Morrison Low has provided assistance over the past six years on a range of areas.

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Housing for Older Persons - Community Housing Provider Partnership

Client:

Auckland Council / The Selwyn Foundation

Location:

Auckland

Morrison Low was engaged to provide advice and manage the procurement process to identify a Community Housing Provider to partner with Auckland Council. This new partnership was tasked to manage an older persons housing portfolio of 1,412 properties with the aim of improving services and upgrading the existing standard of housing to ultimately increase the number of properties.

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Merger Transition Plan for Cumberland Council

Client:

Cumberland Council

Location:

NSW

Morrison Low was brought in by the three former councils merged into the Cumberland Council. Holroyd, Auburn and Parramatta City Councils engaged us to develop a merger transition plan to guide what, at that stage, was a likely merger in the future. Within ten days of starting the project, the merger was announced. The new council was in a good position to undertake the immediate transition requirements due to the pre-merger preparation. The priority was to ensure that customers were able to conduct the usual business and informed staff were enabled to do so.

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Building more realistic renewal programs

Client:

Wairoa District Council

Location:

Wairoa

Challenging the assumption that existing renewal forecasts are realistic was key to a partnership project between Morrison Low and a rural district council, intended to test the theory of asset design lives and service levels against available data.

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