Projects



Australia


Sustainability Through Service Reviews

Client:

City of Canada Bay Council

Location:

New South Wales

The City of Canada Bay was faced with the challenge of providing fit for purpose assets over the long term while remaining financially sustainable. To achieve this, Council engaged Morrison Low to work with them to assist them in this journey.

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The Road to Financial Sustainability and Resilience

Client:

Balranald Shire Council

Location:

New South Wales

Balranald Shire Council was assessed by NSW Treasury Corporation as not financially sustainable and Council had been issued with a Performance Improvement Order to address its financial position.

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Financial Sustainability Business Case

Armidale Regional Council recently needed to review the Council’s Financial Policy and Strategy for the years 2017/2021 and also their Long Term Financial Plan. Their objective was to review Council’s long term sustainability given the range of challenges and opportunities following the recent merger.

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Commercial Opportunities - Shell Cove Marina

Client:

Shellharbour City Council

Council needed commercial analysis of a range of business opportunities associated with the development of the Shell Cove Marina, culminating in a number of recommendations for Council. Morrison Low developed governance, capital and returns matrix models for comparative evaluation.

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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.

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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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Shared Services Model

Client:

Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Shire Councils

Location:

NSW

Morrison Low has been jointly engaged by Gunnedah and Liverpool Plains Shire Councils to develop a shared services model that will implement their resource sharing strategy. The two councils entered into a resource sharing strategy which identified objectives and guiding principles.

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Value for Money Tradeoffs

Client:

Two separate Not for Profit enterprises

Location:

New Zealand and Australia

The one charity is an iconic and mature organisation with desires to widen and deepen their offering in a number of ways; the other is relatively new with significant expansion opportunities, some involving large capital investment others ranging into new markets and new services including via acquisition. Both needed to make value for money tradeoff decisions of what they could afford to do and absorb organisationally.

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Strong business case accesses grant funding

Client:

Singleton Council

Location:

Hunter Valley, NSW

Our financial and economic analysis of the Ryan Avenue reconstruction and the upgrade of the Singleton Livestock Saleyards demonstrated significant economic benefits flowing from both of these important projects. The positive Cost Benefit Analysis of each project was a key component of the successful application for almost $8 million of funding under the NSW Resources for Regions program.

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Benchmarking centre stage at IPWEA Conference

Location:

Australasia

The Yardstick Roads Benchmarking Program took centre stage at the international IPWEA conference in Rotorua in July. Tim McCarthy presented the results from last year’s program, which are already providing valuable tools for council General Managers and Asset Managers in planning, identifying opportunities and measuring performance. With Yardstick Roads 2015 now open for new members the conference provided a great opportunity to demonstrate the value of being part of an audited benchmarking program.

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