JNW provided advice on the development of a regulatory model for local government based on the Minister of Local Governments scope.Project included an assessment of the local council environment, risks of a cap, assessment constraints and principles, issues with evaluating rate capping variations and financial analysis on all councils.
Detailed council financial analysis, including:
Determination of baseline information for each council.
Identification of the largest expense categories/cost drivers and revenue categories including analysis of percentage of total expenses/revenues, average growth rate per council over the four years and trends across different types of councils.
Preliminaryconstruction of a relevant Local Government Cost Index.