Working Parties

There are currently eleven WLASS Working Parties:

Asset Valuation Working Party

Comprising representatives from four of the shareholding councils, which is developing a regional asset valuation template and recommendations for transitioning to standard or consistent asset lives.

Health & Safety Working Party

Comprising the H&S managers (or equivalent) from all of the shareholding councils, which identifies areas where Health and Safety policy, procedures or guidelines need to be developed and makes recommendations to the WLASS Board.

HR Managers’ Working Party

Comprising representatives from all of the shareholding councils, which identifies and implements HR projects which will benefit all councils in the Waikato region.

Insurance Advisory Group

Comprising representatives from all of the shareholding councils, which manages the procurement of insurance on a collective basis to achieve best value for money, and also manages the insurance broker’s contract performance.

Procurement Managers’ Working Party

Comprising the Procurement Managers from Hamilton City, Waikato Regional and Waikato District councils, which manages procurement initiatives on behalf of WLASS.

S17a Review Team

Comprising representatives from all of the shareholding councils, which meets approximately every 4 months to provide updates on progress with the s17a reviews being undertaken at each council and to identify potential collaborative opportunities.

Shared Services Working Party

Comprising the GM Corporate (or equivalent) from all of the shareholding councils, which considers and evaluates new shared services opportunities and makes recommendations to the WLASS Board.

Shared Valuation Data Service (SVDS) Advisory Group

Comprising representatives from ten of the shareholding councils, which manages the work of the SVDS Contract Manager, identifies and investigates commercial opportunities, and oversees the direction of the SVDS service.

Waikato Building Consent Advisory Group

Comprising representatives from eight of the shareholding councils, which fosters co-operation and consistency in building control functions, processes, and documentation, to provide excellent and consistent customer service across the Waikato region.

Waikato IT Managers’ Working Party

Comprising the IT Managers (or equivalent) from all of the shareholding councils, which investigates collaboration opportunities in the technology space.

Waikato Resource Consent Forum

Comprising representatives from ten of the shareholding councils, which identifies and implements improvements to resource consent processes in the Waikato Region.