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Shared Services

The Waikato Building Consent Group (WBCG) is a collaborative cluster of eight Councils in the Waikato region and is part of the Waikato Local Authority Shared Services Ltd. The vision of the Group is to foster co-operation and consistency in building control functions, processes, and documentation in order to provide excellent and consistent customer service across the Waikato region.

The Waikato Mayoral Forum and WLASS Board established a Waikato Centre of Excellence (known as the Road Asset Technical Accord – RATA) in road asset management in 2014. Since this time RATA has continued to expand its service offering across partner Councils across the Waikato region. From September 2019 the WLASS Board approved an evolution of RATA to become the REGIONAL Asset Technical Accord with an expansion to supporting waters collaboration.

Since 2012 Hamilton City, Waikato and Waipa District Councils had been working together to deliver these 3 services. In 2020 Waikato District Council withdrew from the agreement and a Business Case was completed to look at the viability of including more regional councils to fill the gap in work left by Waikato DC. By July 2021 7 more Councils opted to sign up to one or more of the Water Services offered.