Commercial advisors to the public, iwi and community sectors


Better business cases (BBC)

We have completed NZ Treasury training on the use of the BBC format. We have also prepared a business case for the NZ Transport Agency using this approach.

Business case for heavier and longer trucks on NZ roads (HPMVs)

In 2009 we developed a case study of the Auckland / Waikato / Bay of Plenty areas to assess the possible benefits of proposed high productivity motor vehicle (HPMV) rules. These rules allow heavier and longer vehicles on NZ roads under permit conditions. In 2011, 2013 and 2016 we came back and monitored for the Ministry of Transport the emerging costs and benefits of the new regime.

Better Business Case (BBC) for  50MAX heavy vehicles

In 2012 we provided a “Better Business Case” for the 50MAX heavy vehicle initiative. 50 tonne operation provides a 20% efficiency gain along with extensive State highway and local road access. We wrote a Better Business Case (BBC) format report for the NZ Transport Agency assessing likely industry uptake along with pavement and bridge impacts.

Water management business cases

The structure of management and governance for water supply, waste and storm water has been a particular challenge for local government in recent decades.  Since the late 1990s we have worked on a range of business cases for the establishment of corporate entities for the management of water services including:

  • Establisment of “Capacity” – the Hutt and Wellington City that has become Wellington Water.
  • Case for the entry of Porirua City to Wellington Water.
  • Review for Waipa District of the business case for Water Services in the Waikato.

Business case for Public Transport ticketing

Regional Councils require ticketing systems with increasing user and business data requirements.  We have worked with a collective of Regional Councils and the Transport Agency on procurement of appropriate ticketing technologies.

Waterview twin tunnels proposal

We helped The Treasury review the Business Case for the twin tunnel option for the Waterview motorway extension.

Establishment of a community health organisation in the Golden Bay

We assisted Community trustees to assess their risks with the establishment of new community controlled health arrangements in Golden Bay.

Consensus development process for retreat from hazard zone

A destructive debris flow at Matata in the Bay of Plenty resulted from a one in 200-500 year intensity rain storm.  Homes, road and rail infrastructure were destroyed. The subsequent management of land use within the hazard zone has been technically complex and having high impact on local families.  We assisted Whakatane District Council’s consensus building process with stakeholders to explore options for residential occupation or retreat.

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