Local Government Magazine

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Procurement

Horizons Regional Council – New simplified supplier panel model

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They’re flavour of the year, supposed to reduce tendering costs and hassle. But the reality is that supplier panels often don’t work well for either...
Placemaking

Building more playful towns and cities

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Co-designing with children can better develop our towns and cities. It helps create more child-friendly spaces and delivers an environment that is more playful and...
Buildings

Building regulations – A rock and a hard place

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There are always two sides to a story. When it comes to issuing building consents, councils often cop the blame for being tardy or obstructive....
Infrastructure

Sir Howard Bernstein – On city deals

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In the UK and Australia, local bodies are negotiating with central government for bespoke packages of funding and decision-making powers. Sir Howard Bernstein, the architect...