Stormwater management

Pic caption – storm damage on Routeburn Track, February 2020. In the April issue of Local Government magazine we discuss stormwater and the challenges of managing severe weather events, and the continued trend for GI projects in urban stormwater infrastructure.   We welcome your contribution to this discussion.  Asset managers and consultants are invited to contributeContinue reading “Stormwater management”

Local Government and community well-being e-learning

    Have you heard about the recently launched SOLGM Local Government & Community Well-being e-learning? The suite of interactive e-learning modules are aimed at introducing local government staff to the recent changes to the Local Government Act. Module 1: An Introduction to Community Well-being In this course you’ll learn about: The history behind theContinue reading “Local Government and community well-being e-learning”

Solid waste management feature

In our March 2020 issue we look at how councils are meeting their waste management responsibilities and the options available. Are solar-powered compacting public rubbish bins going to save our local authorities manpower hours or are they a gimmick solution? Will more councils follow Queenstown-Lakes and impose a visitor levy to manage the strain onContinue reading “Solid waste management feature”

Drinking water feature in February 2020

  In February 2020’s issue of Local Government Magazine we will be covering potable or drinking water. If you have any news, projects or case studies you are interested in sharing with our readers please contact me via email or phone, on 021 411 890. We are gathering content at present and would like toContinue reading “Drinking water feature in February 2020”

Innovation in green infrastructure

With our physical infrastructure coming under more pressure NZ councils are responding by blending natural environmental systems with man-made engineered solutions, and reaping benefits from what is described as green infrastructure. In our September editorial feature we take a look at new approaches to green infrastructure, and the nature of these benefits this approach isContinue reading “Innovation in green infrastructure”

 Forum set to begin site-specific deliberations — South-East Marine Protection Forum

The South-East Marine Protection Forum met in Dunedin for two days on 28 and 29 May in final preparation before beginning their site-specific deliberations. Prior to this meeting, the Forum had been working on gathering together a number of resources to assist in its deliberations. These resources include an independent Summary of Submissions, an independent […]Continue reading ” Forum set to begin site-specific deliberations — South-East Marine Protection Forum”

Petone to Melling Cycleway — isthmus blog

The proposed Wellington to Hutt Valley Walking and Cycling Link (W2HV) will be a game-changing connection in Wellington region’s cycling and walking network. It offers a healthy and safe route around the harbour edge and beyond. This has long been a missing link for walkers and cyclists. The project is divided into three sections. NZTAContinue reading “Petone to Melling Cycleway — isthmus blog”

Innovation in Urban Pathways

In August’s issue of Local Government magazine we are running an editorial feature on urban pathways, and looking at the innovative approach those responsible for bike paths and walking trails are bringing to the task. Demand for these pathways is requiring councils to re-think asset strategies and the designers and landscape architects engaged are respondingContinue reading “Innovation in Urban Pathways”