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In a great example of inter-council and inter-regional co-operation, staff from WLASS and BOPLASS have worked together to develop and implement an online contractor health and safety pre-qualification scheme that uses simple software to capture information on contractors’ health and safety management systems and insurance details.
In April 2020, WLASS entered into an agreement with iXblue Pty Ltd to complete a LiDAR (Light detection and Ranging) survey throughout the Waikato region. Flying to gather the data commenced in December 2020 and is expected to be finished by May 2021.
WLASS is a party to numerous joint procurement contracts between the company, shareholding Councils and suppliers. Some contracts involve all of the shareholding councils, while others only have some of the shareholding councils participating.
The Regional Infrastructure Technical Specification (RITS) is a document that sets out how to design and construct transportation, water supply, wastewater, stormwater and landscaping infrastructure in the participating councils’ areas.
The Waikato Building Consent Group was set up in 2004 to establish a consistent, best practice approach to building control functions in the Waikato Region through shared quality assurance systems, documentation and legislative interpretation, and to provide a national voice on building control issues for the Waikato region.
The Waikato regional Aerial Photography Syndicate (WRAPS) was set up in the late 1990s for the supply of rural, colour, digital, ortho-rectified, aerial photography for the Waikato Region.
The Waikato Regional Transport Model (WRTM) became fully operational in February 2010. It provides accurate information to Councils and to external users (for a charge) for their transport modelling requirements.
RATA is a collaboration between 9 Waikato councils, with the support of the NZ Transport Agency. It was established in July 2014, and has developed under the strong leadership of the Waikato Mayoral Forum. The activity transferred into WLASS on 1 July 2016.
Waikato Data Portal is a public platform where the Waikato councils share data. We believe that knowledge is power and that by making data free and open it will promote progress, unlock innovation and, by its creative use, result in economic value.