How can local government navigate the infrastructure challenges ahead?
Local government has been asked to shoulder much of the responsibility in New Zealand’s economic response to COVID-19. However this also creates opportunities for the sector to invest in local communities, be a catalyst for external investment and reshape itself to better deliver wellbeing outcomes.
In the latest report from our Rebuild New Zealand series we look into how local government can navigate the infrastructure challenges ahead including three waters reform. With the sector expected to begin public consultation on their 10 year strategies (Long Term Plans) early in 2021, the time to refocus and rethink future plans is now.
PwC works closely with councils and infrastructure agencies to undertake a range of advisory projects for both the core organisation and associated entities including trusts and CCOs. As well as our traditional expertise in financial accounting, tax, assurance and risk we actively advise local government clients in a wide range of other areas including funding and financing strategy, business case development, operating model and organisational design, transformation change and efficiency programmes, cost take out and efficiency, digital, ICT and asset management.
Being involved with councils from Invercargill to Kaikohe, and everywhere in between, the members of our local government team are always happy to share their insights and provide support when needed. We’d welcome your thoughts on the observations made in this paper.
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