Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Building & Resource Consents Survey

LGGA recently ran a survey to find out about your consents data.  Our aim was to gather information and use this to help improve the way we manage and deliver consents data nationally.

Of the 78 local authorities in New Zealand, 43 organisations took the time to provide a response, which equates to a healthy 55% survey response rate.  Of the organisations who did respond 100% were willing to consider adopting a national standard for recording spatial information for consents.  

This sends a clear message to LGGA that we could make a real difference in improving consents data.

In summary, the survey found we are all maintaining a unique identifier for our consents.  In terms of location, most of us are currently storing our building consents based on property, with more than half the respondents recording specific locations for resource consents.  Average consent data supply is monthly, with the data going out to a wide range of audiences, but very few of us are supplying consent data online.
Our first step is to focus on creating a framework for a national building consents dataset.  Our aim will be to keep things simple to ensure all Councils can be involved.

We will work directly with the people who responded to the survey, but don’t forget to sign up to the LGGA blog to receive project updates.

Wednesday, 5 August 2015

NZ Spatial Excellence Awards - 

Note: Extended to close 21st August 2015!

Celebrating Excellence

Following the successful launch of the the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards (NZSEA) in 2014 the founding partners are excited to announce that applications for the 2015 awards are now open.

The Awards seek out and give recognition to the best, the high achievers, and the contributors who set the benchmarks that others will follow - becoming the role models for the next generation of our profession.
The Awards are a joint venture between the spatial profession, business and government to hold annual awards for all sectors, disciplines and communities that make up the spatial industry. Each partner will contribute its resources and expertise to make sure the awards reach the highest standards of excellence and independence.

2015 Award Ceremony

The organising committee for the New Zealand Spatial Excellence Awards is pleased to announce the 2015  awards will take place at the Museum of New Zealand - Te Papa Tongarewa, Wellington, on Thursday 19 November.

The 2015 NZSEA Awards are open - closing date is 21st August 2015

for more details ... http://www.nzspatialawards.org.nz/