One of the biggest challenges in helping Ōpōtiki District Council deliver a river port that would boost employment opportunities and enable a commercial aquaculture operation, came in balancing the objectives of the various stakeholders with the need to meet resource consent conditions and technical requirements. Our business case team decided a fresh take was needed, so we helped quantify the costs and benefits should other local authorities join the Waikato Local Authority Shared Services (WLASS).

That work identified the very real benefits that would arise from working in partnership, and sharing resources, across the Waikato region and we are please to be able to say we made a concrete difference not just to the harbour itself but to the community it serves.

Read more about the ODC Transformational project here.

Read more about WLASS here.