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Local Government

Realise your potential

The New Zealand local government sector has improved significantly in the past decade, delivering its services more efficiently and effectively at higher levels of service standards. One challenge has remained constant – the need to deliver improved results within ever tightening financial constraints. But fresh ideas and different perspectives could make all the difference. 

How we can help you

As the environment continues to increase in complexity, our dedicated team can help you work within legislative constraints while still meeting the ever-increasing expectations of public accountability, transparency and sustainable activity.  Whether you are looking for fresh ideas or to make a significant transition, we can help you with:

Innovation - Build a flexible organisation that meets the long term interests of the community you serve within legislative and financial constraints.

Sustainability - With a strategic focus, use sustainability to not only reduce costs and free up cash and resources, but to also create new opportunities for sustainable development. 

Governance and risk management - Anticipate, understand and manage your strategic, operational and compliance risk so that any decision you make can withstand public scrutiny. 

Financial reporting - Strengthen the link between expenditure and performance to achieve outcomes and drive results. 

Shared services - Streamline your operations through collaborative public/private partnerships and the promotion of 'in-house' capacity to reduce costs while maintaining high quality services. 

Read the latest research and publications

  • Lean and fit: Improving frontline service in an age of austerity
    This paper describes what has been achieved so far in the UK public sector and makes recommendations about how the government’s Lean programmes can be further developed to make a significant contribution to the efficiency and reform agenda.
  • Stop, start, save
    With growing focus on the choice agenda through initiatives such as self-directed support, local government professionals risk losing influence over how to reduce significant aspects of expenditure.

More Dig deeper

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    Directors' Alert: 12 issues for 2012
    An in-depth review that offers tools and resources to deepen boards’ understanding of the issues
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    Insights from Deloitte’s 2011 Global Shared Services Survey
    Shared services: From “if” to “how”
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    Sizing Up
    Local Government mergers and service integration
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    Public sector, disrupted: How disruptive innovation can help government achieve more for less
    Disruptive innovation offers an alternative path to significantly reduce costs without sacrificing the quality of public service. Read the report or explore the executive summary and case studies below to learn more.
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    ReThinking red tape
    Influencing behaviors to achieve public outcomes

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