Whangārei Aquatic Centre Asset Management Practices Review

Whangarei District Council

Xyst supported Smartz in its review of the pool that is operated by Sport Northland and CLM, by providing the asset management element of the project. The Review was commissioned by Whangārei District Council (WDC) with support from Sport Northland, and in liaison with Community Leisure Management (CLM). The review was not a formal full-service […]

Wayfinding Signage Installations

Xyst was commissioned by the Mackenzie District Council to project manage the installation of new park, public space, and wayfinding signage throughout the Mackenzie District. As a starting point, our team conducted an inventory of all existing park signage and subsequently prioritised the refurbishment of areas with higher use. Throughout this project, our team collaborated […]

Ashburton District Tree Inventory

Xyst collected tree data on all of Ashburton District Council’s (ADC) street and park trees including GPS location, species, maturity, condition and potential risk features. We used a data collection tool developed by ADC that enabled us to upload tree data directly into the Council’s GIS system. Data collection took place over several visits timed […]

Leamington Domain Masterplan

Waipā District Council - Leamington Domain Masterplan

Xyst worked in partnership with mana whenua to undertake site analysis with key staff and lessees, a two-stage public engagement process and community board and council engagement. This provided a greater understanding of the key design outcomes and priorities for development. It also strengthened Council’s relationships with mana whenua, lessees and the community and their […]

Sports Fields Lease Model Review

Waipa District Council

Xyst was contracted to complete this piece of work which included desktop analysis, stakeholder consultation and option analysis. For the purpose of this report, only green fields were considered which included sports such as: rugby, touch rugby, football, softball, athletics, lacrosse etc. Exclusions from this report included hard surfaces and specialised surfaces such as tennis […]

Township Contract Performance Auditing

Xyst designed a specialized tool for the Mackenzie District Council, leveraging the Safety Culture iAuditor platform. This tailored solution facilitates the inspection of areas maintained under the Council’s Township Maintenance Contract. Utilising this platform, Xyst conducts monthly inspections of Reserves and Public Spaces, ensuring adherence to the Council’s Townships Contract. The tool incorporates specific questions, […]

Pōmare Park – Detailed Design

Pomare Park, Hutt City Council

The work involved developing the concept plan prepared earlier in conjunction with the local Taitā community, the DHB and other stakeholders in to a detailed construction and tender set. Drawings included the development of a Site Context, General Arrangement, Set Out, Demolition, Earthworks, Level and Drainage, and Planting Plans. Xyst also prepared Planting Schedules and […]

Regional or Joint Cemetery Shared Service Investigation

Xyst prepared a report exploring existing examples of shared cemetery facilities within New Zealand and Australia and discussed the benefits and challenges relevant to the client and their District. The report also provides a high-level breakdown of each surrounding local authority’s current position and an overall conclusion.

Parks & Facilities Asset Management Plan

Xyst revisited and enhanced the Mackenzie District Council’s Parks Facilities & Public Places Asset Management Plan (AMP). This involved a thorough review, incorporating new data gathered over the past three years. Importantly, the insights derived from the Council’s AMP played a pivotal role in shaping both the capital and operational budgets within the Council’s Long […]

Mauka Atua Reserve, Design & Development

Xyst took on the task of designing and developing the Mauka Atua Reserve, transforming it into a functional public space. Collaborating closely with the Lake Tekapo Community Board, Xyst identified and incorporated key features into a landscape plan for the reserve. After approval, Xyst project managed the site development, overseeing the project to completion. In […]

Twizel Man Made Hill Development

The Twizel Community requested the transformation of “Man Made Hill”, an untidy mound of spoil from the Ministry of Works days. In response, Xyst crafted a concept plan for review and implementation by the Mackenzie District Council. The project’s primary goals were to engage the community, revegetate the hill, and enhance the existing walking trail. […]

Lake Ruataniwha Reserve Management Plan

Lake Ruataniwha Reserve Management Plan

Xyst was commissioned by the Mackenzie District Council to develop a Reserve Management Plan (RMP) for the Lake Ruataniwha Reserve, in accordance to the Reserves Act 1977. In the initial phase, Xyst conducted in-depth research into the land’s status and historical background. Critically, key stakeholders were then notified about the intention to formulate the management […]

Play Strategy

Xyst was commissioned to develop a Play Strategy for the Mackenzie District Council, the region has a modest population of around 8000 residents but welcomes over 1 million guests nights annually. Given these unique demographics, a meticulous approach to play asset provision is essential. The strategy commenced with a comprehensive review, delving into existing levels […]

Public Toilets Strategy

The Mackenzie District Council engaged Xyst to conduct a comprehensive review of the provision of Public Toilets in the District and to formulate a strategy. As a District with substantial tourist volumes, high numbers of transiting visitors and a low-rate payer base, a well-thought-out approach was needed. The strategy needed to factor in a range […]

Service Delivery Options

Timaru District Council

Xyst were engaged at short notice to undertake a comprehensive cost comparison of out-sourced maintenance versus in-house operations. The analysis included a 10 year whole of life cost analysis and considered a wide range of operational, organisational and cultural issues to inform Council’s decision making processes.

Community Facilities Strategy

The Community Facilities Strategy (CFS) provided direction for decision making, development and management of community facilities in the Waikato District, including tasks such as investment and divestment frameworks for Council staff. The strategy considered the following facilities: public toilets aquatics community halls community hubs and libraries sport facilities and pavilions Our team supported engagement with […]

Central Otago Parks and Recreation Activity Management Plan

Xyst undertook an update of the Parks and Recreation Activity Management for the 2024-34 LTP. This work including updating information relating to: land and asset data; population and growth projections; burial interments and swimming pool usage. Updated Yardstick analysis and performance metrics. Meet with client to review and updated operational and asset management practices and […]

Waipa Development Levels of Service

Waipa District Council

As a result of gap’s identified in the preparation of Waipa’s Asset Management Plans, Xyst was engaged to prepare a parks hierarchy detailed development levels of service.

Hurunui Halls Feasibility Study

Hurunui District Council

Xyst prepared a feasibility study that included a needs assessment for community halls in both Hawarden and Waikari townships. We prepared concept plans and costings for the preferred option.

Asset Management Plan Peer Review

Xyst undertook a peer review of the Bay Venues Limited Asset Management Plan (2024-2027) structure and approach and provided an insight as to whether it meets best practice, identifying areas which are positive or which could be considered for improvement.

Lake Tekapo Wild Fire Mitigation

Consultants from Xyst, engaged by the Mackenzie District Council, received a report from Fire & Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) identifying Lake Tekapo’s vulnerabilities to wildfire. This report identified four key risk areas including two blocks of Mackenzie District Council land, the Tekapo River and the Southern Forestry blocks boarding Murray Place and Hamilton Drive. Seeing […]

Owen Delany Park Needs Assessment

It was identified that there was a need to clearly understand what recreation activities and facilities were required at Owen Delany Park to support the development of a Masterplan. Xyst provided support to Isthmus who delivered the final Masterplan by delivering a Needs Assessment for the park. Xyst spoke with current stakeholders, conducted a site […]

Kaiapoi Community Hub Project Management

Waimakariri District Council

The Kaiapoi Community Hub is a complex programme of works located in the red zone area within Waimakariri as a result of the 2011 Canterbury earthquakes. The project aims to provide a home for numerous community organisations. We assisted with budget tracking, timeline management, land negotiations and stakeholder engagement for the first stage of the […]

Fairlie Ashes Circle

The team at Xyst were engaged by the Mackenzie District Council to spearhead the development of the Fairlie Cemetery Ashes Circle. The project started with a comprehensive landscaping plan, led by Xyst’s in-house landscape architect. Staff then used these plans to engage with the local community, including Community Board Members, the Fairlie Lions, Veteran’s Affairs, […]

Playground Maintenance Plan

Xyst developed a playground maintenance plan the new Park Island playground. The maintenance plan all play equipment details, maintenance requirements and captured warranties and supplier contact details. An i-Auditor template was developed to eliminate paper and allow maintenance checks to be undertaken via a mobile phone. All information can then be stored in one place […]

Lottery Community Facilities Grant Application – Tulloch Park Stage 2

Tulloch Park Gore District Council

Xyst reviewed eligibility to the fund and prepared the application content, which included detailing the nature of the project, identifying the community need the project will meet, specification of the new park assets, community engagement and evidence of support. Gore District Council successfully secured the full $300,000 of co-funding.

Review of Contract Structure for Service Delivery

Marlborough District Council

Marlborough District Council manages 1,171 hectares of open space and some 20,000 trees, including 6,500 individual street trees. The physical works associated with the maintenance of this asset was undertaken by a specialist in-house amenity horticulture team and three main contractors, split over seven contracts. Xyst reviewed the structure of contracts, including the number of […]

CPTED Assessment and Recommendations Report – Coronation and Russell Parks

Coronation and Russell Parks

Xyst visited both sites, took photographs, looked at CPTED criteria including natural surveillance, natural access control, territorial reinforcement, way finding, maintenance and lighting. Xyst spoke to stakeholders including the police, key lessees and the Rotary Club prior to making recommended improvements, with due consideration of budgets.

Manakau Cemetery Plot Identification

Manakau Cemetery

Xyst supplied Horowhenua District Council with an accurate detailed plot schedule of whom is buried in each plot and identified where adjustments need to be made to create a one source of accurate information. Xyst supplied Horowhenua with a report on recommendations that align with best practices on the process from Booking to Interment

Donovan Nursery Review

Invercargill City Council

After conducting a thorough review of the information provided by Invercargill City Council (ICC), Xyst went through a comprehensive evaluation of the operational and financial viability of Donovan Nursery. As a result of this review certain areas for improvement were identified in stock management, productivity, systems management, and financial management. These findings will help ICC […]

Taitua Memorial Landscape Design

Taitua Memorial Landscape Design

Xyst received input from the TAG group on the direction for the memorial and developed the concept and the detailed design set including signage design. Signage was produced and the design set delivered to Council landscape construction firms for pricing.

Ohau Road Reserve Redevelopment

Ohau Road Recreation Reserve

Xyst was engaged by the Mackenzie District Council to revitalise the Ohau Road Reserve in Twizel. The project began with the creation of a concept plan for the reserve. Subsequently, Xyst utilised these plans to engage with the Twizel Community and gather their perspectives, facilitated through partnerships with the Council’s Communications Team. Incorporating community feedback, […]

Lake Alexandrina and Lake McGregor Camp – Revegetation Plan

Lake Alexandrina and Lake McGregor Camp

The Mackenzie District Council engaged Xyst’s consultants to collaborate with Ngāi Tahu, the Department of Conservation (DoC), and the Lakes Alexandrina & McGregor Campground Association to develop a comprehensive revegetation plan to revitalise the Lake Alexandrina outlet creek. The team navigated challenges including the region’s harsh temperatures, the necessity for irrigation, and species with low […]

Matawai Reserve Concept Plan Development

Matawai Reserve Concept Plan Development

Xyst engaged with Council and community stakeholders, including the school and tamariki/rangitahi, local working group, and hapū, to develop the concept to help in future planning. Features included a court renewal, an extended playground with flying fox, a nature play area, barbeque, seating and shelter, parking development, a perimeter trail around the junior cricket oval […]

Port Ōhope Wharf – TIF Application

Xyst detailed out a two-phase development including landscape concept plans, specifications and high level project pricing. Phase 1 included the exterior southern plaza, recreational wharf, and car parking area upgrades, and the interior (former ‘cargo’) shed fit out for visitor and public events and activities. Phase 2 included a new large northern concreted plaza area […]

Putāruru Water Park – Stage 2 Visitors Precinct – TIF Application

Xyst detailed the proposal, the project description, the proposed infrastructure, funding source investigation, the project milestones, risks and mitigations for the project in the application for funding. This included links to the river installation in Stage 1 to the annual appearance of Matariki by way of two significant sculptural installations, representing the connection between Ranginui […]

Assessment of Effects: Proposed Sports Lighting

Xyst prepared an assessment of effects to support a resource consent application for a major sports park lighting upgrade. Analysis of lighting calculations was performed against AS/NZS4282 and the effects on adjoining neighbours, road users and the night sky was considered.

Assessment of Effects – Sports Lighting Modifications

Xyst provided advice to Timaru District Council on the effects of changes to an existing sports lighting installation on neighbours. A brief report was prepared describing the likely effects and consequences of the proposed changes to the existing lighting.

Cemetery Capacity Investigation – Future Planning

Porirua Cemetery Capacity Review

We worked with Porirua City Council to understand their existing cemetery capacity and the future space required, to ensure Council can provide interment options for the next 30 years. Xyst considered a wide range of factors, including future utilisation of the existing land, to ensure it could be used to its full potential. The report […]

Freedom Camping Review

Xyst was engaged to review the current state of freedom camping in the Ōpōtiki District and provide options and recommendations for the future management of camping in the district. The review considered the supply and demand for camping in the district, current and potential future freedom camping issues and challenges, the economic and social contribution […]

Pakipaki Pouwhenua

This project brought numerous enhancements to a section of State Highway 2, which passes the Pakipaki community and Te Kura o Pakipaki, all aimed at mitigating traffic speed. We adopted a community-led approach, resulting in landscaping, road margin improvements and the installation of six magnificent pou whenua, accompanied by interpretation signs standing proudly outside Te […]

Expert Witness – Te Tai o Poutini Plan (Lighting)

Xyst reviewed the lighting policies, objectives and rules of the combined West Coast District Plan and provided evidence to Commissioners and advice to the reporting officer for the section 42a report. This included site assessment and consideration of the effects of light across a wide range of industries and land uses. Input on the draft […]

Margaret Mahy Playground Maintenance Plan

Margaret Mahy Playground

Following the 2011 Christchurch earthquake, the Government’s Recovery Plan had a “city-wide family playground” as one of the elements of the East Frame. Xyst were engaged to prepare a comprehensive maintenance plan that captured warranty information and maintenance requirements for all items of play equipment and life cycle replacement timing and costs for surfacing, lighting […]

Cemetery Concept Plans and Capacity Analysis

Xyst undertook site analysis with key staff, an assessment of the statutory framework, a two-stage public engagement process, mana whenua engagement, and community board and council engagement in order to understand the cemetery network constraints and opportunities and to prepare and test concept plans and network priorities. Once completed, we analysed the plans to provide […]

Sports Lighting Review

Nelson City has over 350 sports lights across the city. Xyst reviewed its 2018 condition assessment and gathered further information on the ownership and operation of sports lights and provided a prioritised programme for replacement and upgrading along with advice on the use of smart controls for ease of use by clubs.

Ashburton Parks Asset Condition Rating and Maintenance Mapping

The Ashburton Open Space maintenance team provides in-house maintenance of the parks and open spaces across the Ashburton District. As the maintenance work has never been outsourced there has not been a pressing need to quantify the amount of assets maintained by the team. Xyst prepared a pilot project which had three phases. Phase 1 […]

Glyphosate Use Review

Nelson City Council

Xyst captured and analysed glyphosate use across the various business units of the Council including Science and the Environment, Transport, Forestry, Utilities and Parks. We then compared this usage with results from the 2020 Use Review and conducted further research on glyphosate use and use reduction initiatives across other TAs and provided options for future […]

Wanaka Recreation Centre Sports Lighting

In consultation with club representatives and centre management, Xyst specified the appropriate lighting standard for two football fields at the Wanaka Recreation Centre. Xyst procured the lighting supply, electrical design and installation and project managed the works to completion.

Signage Suite & Procurement

The Mackenzie District Council initiated a Brand Guide (2020) to establish consistency in the Council’s visual representation. Subsequently, Xyst conducted an audit of Council signs within the District’s parks and discovered a lack of identification representing the Mackenzie District Council. Existing signs were sporadic and of varying quality, leading to challenges in visitor navigation and […]

Rakiura – Stewart Island Dark Sky Sanctuary

Following our earlier work investigating the feasibility of dark sky designations for Southland, Xyst was asked to prepare the application for the Rakiura – Stewart Island Dark Sky Sanctuary. Sanctuaries are the most remote (and often darkest) places in the world where conservation state is most fragile. Xyst prepared a GIS data collection project to […]

Eastern Porirua Reserves Spatial Plan

Eastern Porirua is going through a period of change as Kāinga Ora Homes and Communities (Kāinga Ora) redevelops large areas of its land to meet housing demand and provide better community services to support growth. As part of this redevelopment the existing reserve network is being examined to determine whether it is fit for purpose […]

Reserve Management Plan – Te Rautaki mō ngā Whenua tāpui

Hauraki District Council is responsible for managing a variety of parks and reserves across the Hauraki District covering 433 ha. Xyst developed a single reserve management plan to cover all reserves in the district. The 2022 Reserve Management Plan has been prepared having considered: – the history and development of reserves so far – current […]

Open Spaces Service Delivery Review – Section 17A Local Government Act

The provision and maintenance of the open spaces in Ashburton district is currently delivered by an in-house team, which provides the full range of cemetery, parks and recreation, and public convenience services under the collective umbrella of “open space”. A service delivery review is a process of determining whether the existing means for delivering a […]

Hastings Library Strategy Consultation

Xyst undertook a multi-method consultation approach to reach all demographics of the Hastings community (including hard to reach demographics such as non-library users, the vulnerable, the rural community and youth). Opportunities were provided online, offline and face-to-face to provide equal opportunity. Consultation was undertaken over a 2-month period with 1,500 different voices heard.

Whakatāne Holiday Park Business and Investment Plan Review

Xyst undertook analysis based on the information provided by Whakatāne District Council including concept drawings (2018), Whakatāne Holiday Park Business and Investment Plan (APR 2019), Whakatāne Holiday Park Redevelopment Visual Proposals 2021 and Survey Monkey Feedback from guests staying at the Park from October 2021 – April 2022. We also conducted broader research via desktop […]

Milford Opportunities Project

Milford Sound Piopiotahi is one of New Zealand’s most popular visitor attractions and iconic destinations in the world. 870,000 visitors went to Milford Sound Piopiotahi in 2019, with tourism growth forecast to continue, reaching 2 million by 2035. It is located in part of New Zealand’s largest National Park (Fiordland) and holds UNESCO World Heritage […]

Taupō SuperLoo Facility and Service Review Report

Xyst investigated the history, current services, and impact of Covid-19 on usage, revenue and current operational costs. The building life and expected future capital costs were also assessed. Comparative analysis of similar facilities around the country was provided. A prediction of future tourism demand was made along with qualitative analysis provided from user commentary about […]

Lake Rotorua Recreation Gap Analysis

Xyst was commissioned by the Bay of Plenty Regional Council to provide a gap analysis of informal recreation provision in the Rotorua catchment. The analysis included a stocktake of current outdoor recreational facilities within the local area and identified gaps for potential development opportunities that would fit with the creation of a new regional park. […]

Track Asset Review

Undertook a detailed trail assessment of all Ruapehu District Council (RDC) managed trails using Xyst’s trail assessment system and against HB8630:2004. An individual assessment report has been prepared for every trail and this will include a complete assessment of all aspects of trail provision including visitor experience, current and recommended grade, accessibility, CPTED, hazards and […]

Property and Facilities Activity Management Plan review

Nelson City Council

Xyst provided an at-a-glance review of the asset management plan as the first stage of Council’s plan rewrite. We prepared a report that lists suggested improvements in a table and will include issues, comments and suggestions for each AMP section. It remained at a high level and did not attempt to address or rewrite any […]

Reserves and Facilities Asset Management Plan Improvement Support

The project for WBOPDC was driven by the need to better structure and streamline the AMP sections, to align the sections to the adopted LTP and levels of service outcomes agreed by Council and the community. It also encompassed the outcome to better consider and explain demand, particularly the relationship of population growth to reserves […]

Boat Ramps Observational Study

Xyst undertook counts, using an observational count of vehicles across all boat ramps with the addition of a user count of park users at Marine Park. We completed 32 counts at each of the locations. At the Boat Ramp carparking areas, we undertook an observational count of vehicles/boats/boat trailers. The points to be counted were: […]

Community Experience Group Organisational Structure Review

Xyst undertook a review for Whakatāne District Council, looking at areas of the business that have the potential for positive change. Three types of change have been considered: 1. Process – any process changes to better benefit staff and the community. 2. Responsibility – role definition and allocating responsibility where there appears to be a […]

Memorial Headstone Safety Audit

The intent of the audit by Xyst was to inspect memorial headstones for stability/soundness and identify any headstones that may present a risk to cemetery visitors and staff. To provide some context, in July 2000 a six-year-old child died as a result of a collapsed headstone in a UK cemetery. UK Councils responded by increasing […]

Asset Condition and Data Assessment of Parks Assets

Xyst collected asset information on the parks portfolio of assets. The portfolio is spread over 75 parks, reserves and cemeteries across the South Waikato district in Tokoroa, Putararu, Tirau, Arapuni and other rural locations.

Woodlands Estate Reserve Management Plan

Xyst provided lead consultation on review of reserve management plan process for Woodlands Estate – an historic homestead and garden complex near Gordonton. As part of this process, we developed concept plans for the future enhancement of the gardens and grounds, to enable better public access circulation and use of the gardens.

The Point & Kiingitanga – Reserve Management Plan

Waikato District Council engaged Xyst to undertake a review of the 20-year-old RMP, with the new plan focusing on significant cultural values of the area. Reserve management plan hearing panel included iwi representation who supported greater inclusiveness of local mana whenua in planning for future development and use of this land area.

Bothamley Park Trunk Sewer Upgrade Reserves Act Approvals

Kāinga Ora’s Eastern Porirua Regeneration Project required a major upgrade to the trunk sewer through Bothamley Park. The park is comprised of multiple parcels, is designated as a Landscape Protection Area and Significant Natural Area, and has Kenepuru Stream flowing through it to Te Awarua-o-Porirua (Porirua Harbour). Xyst provided advice on the Reserves Act 1977 […]

Open Space Strategy

Working closely with Kapiti Coast District Council and in partnership with iwi, Xyst developed a Strategy to safeguard and guide the provision of open space for the next 30 years, to ensure the right open space is provided in the right place for future generations to enjoy and cherish. The Strategy was developed using a […]

Kiwirail land use options

The project considered opportunities for use of land that Council leases from KiwiRail. Xyst undertook desktop research and stakeholder consultation to inform potential future opportunities. The project also undertook a review of a playground in close proximity to land within scope.

Public Toilet Strategy

Public toilets are important community facilities for residents and visitors to maintain a safe, healthy, clean and tidy city. This Strategy considers facility provision, distribution, condition, usage, design elements, levels of service, operations and maintenance, future growth and future costs. Xyst provided robust data, information and evidence to inform an implementation plan to be used […]

Mangakino Reserve and Lakefront Development Plan

This popular area experiences significant pressure from different user groups. Users include casual recreational users who utilise the reserve for more passive recreational activities for whanau and friends picnicking and barbecuing together, campervan and other domestic visitors in vehicles, cyclists and e-cyclists on the Waikato River trail, swimmers and families with children using the existing […]

Street Tree Data Collection

Identified each street by botanical name and common name and recored the trees stage of life, condition, issues such as located under power wires and what if any deferred maintenance was required. Each tree was photographed and plotted in to GIS Cloud ready for transfer to the clients GIS system.

Peace Avenue Trees

Xyst undertook a survey of 500 historic trees planted at the turn of the century in and around Fairlie and Kimbell towns. The trees had received little care for many years and some recent failures had alerted Council to issues ahead if no maintenance or inspections were completed. The trees were all inspected, condition and […]

Omokoroa to Tauranga Cycle Trail survey 2020

The Xyst survey team collected a total of 200 intercept and online surveys over a period of a week that gave our client (Western Bay District Council) a much better idea of how the trail was being used, and the issues associated with its use. The survey was followed up with a summary report of […]

Tree Inventory and Maintenance Plan

A team of two travelled the district during 2020 and 2021 using a mobile app to GPS the locations of street and park trees, complete a condition assessment and identify maintenance work required. Hazards were notified immediately to the client where urgent action was required to mitigate risk. A total of 5,555 data points were […]

Taurapa Sculpture Lighting

Xyst worked with the Taurapa artist, Maia Hegglun to retrospectively install lighting to illuminate Maia’s work. We produced rendering’s and concept drawings, obtained consents along with project management of electrical and civil works to install programable RGB-W Projectors allowing any colour combination to be projected onto the Taurapa throughout the year.

Waikato Dog Pound Feasibility Study

The Xyst study determined the best option for the Waikato District Council to achieve the welfare, safety and security objectives in the most cost-effective way for the ratepayers of the district from a whole-of-life perspective. This study considered demand levels, evaluated the current provision and compared this with expected good-practice facility provision, explored possible options […]

Coutts Island Concept Plan

Xyst undertook local community and key stakeholder engagement to identify needs and desires for the development of Coutts Island.

Playground Maintenance Plan

Xyst developed a playground maintenance plan for all of Napier City Council’s playgrounds based on each playgrounds level of service. Maintenance plans also took into consideration warranties and supplier contact details. I-Auditor templates were developed to eliminate paper and allow maintenance checks to be undertaken via a mobile phone. All information is stored in one […]

Executive Placement Parks and Facilities Manager

Xyst provided the expertise of a mature and experienced manager to cover the role for a period of 9 months. The role was both operational and managing the in-house service delivery staff covering cemeteries, parks, trails, trees, public toilets, playgrounds and minor capital projects.

Senior Manager Executive Placement

Xyst deployed an experienced and knowledgeable Parks and Facilities Manager to cover a vacancy for the Mackenzie District Council. Xyst seamlessly assumed the vacant position and relocated to the District. The role entailed promptly tackling the operational challenges of the District’s seasonal pools, overseeing the District’s township contractor, actively participating in Community Board and Council […]

Facility Risk Assessment

New management at Council were concerned about the condition and risk of a number of community facilities and asset and invited Xyst to promptly assist

Parks & Facilities Management

Brian Milne

Xyst was brought on board after a thorough risk and performance evaluation of the Mackenzie District Council’s parks and community facilities operations. Xyst was then asked to fill a sudden staff management gap, which quickly evolved into a long-term commitment to manage the District’s public facilities, parks, and community spaces. Throughout this period, Xyst’s team […]

Bay Oval International Cricket Stadium Lighting

Xyst was engaged research lighting requirements for televised international cricket and procure lighting for this $4.5 million project. We produced a cost benefit analysis of the options of LED and conventional HID sources. A specification was prepared by Xyst and a full procurement exercise undertaken which resulted in a LED source being selected which was […]

Picton Foreshore Lighting Upgrade

We undertook an assessment of existing lighting and CPTED factors prior to producing a concept design supported by 3D renders. The concept design was then developed and procured. The new lighting needed to consider the significance of the reserve including the need to safe access to and from the ferry terminal and town centre, the […]

Responsible Camping Strategy

We prepared a research based approach to camping (not just freedom camping) and through a series of interactive community workshops delivered a practical strategy based on sound principles. The strategy identified four pillars which shaped both short term and medium term action plans. This strategy was been prepared with the public agencies involved in camping […]

Invercargill Cemetery Operations Review

Xyst was engaged in 2017 to undertake a review of cemetery operations at ICC and identified the existing processes used between staff and funeral directors were time consuming, expensive and had high risk of human error. There was no plans to update the Council’s corporate IT solution for cemetery bookings so Xyst identified a low […]

Cemetery Management Review

We reviewed the Council’s current bylaw, policy, standard operating procedures, forms, website and processes and practices. We have examined the Council’s current cemetery management module provided in Civica Authority and undertook a physical audit of records as they relate to interments in Charlton, Mataura, Gore and Pukerau cemeteries. We interviewed staff and funeral directors and […]

Standard Operating Procedure for Cemetery Interments

Xyst worked with the sextant to document current procedures and identify any areas of improvement. Industry best practice was reviewed to consider how current procedures stand with regard to health and safety, and risk minimisation.