Helping Councils be "Better Together!"

Shared Services

Energy Management – Collaboration Agreement with EECA

WLASS entered into a 3-year Collaboration Agreement with the Energy Efficiency Conservation Authority (EECA) in February 2016.

Historic Aerial Photos

In May 2015, WLASS entered into a Memorandum of Understanding with LINZ to scan the Waikato Historic Aerial Photos archive.

Local Government Contractor Health & Safety Pre-qualification Scheme

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.

Regional Infrastructure Technical Specifications (RITS)

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.

Shared Valuation Data Service (SVDS)

SVDS enables greater competition in the delivery of valuation services to councils and provides more accurate and timely property valuation data.

Waikato Building Consent Group

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.

Waikato Data Portal

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.

Waikato OneView

Waikato OneView is a collaboration of spatial map data presented in a single Map Web Viewer. There are currently 7 councils merged data in 3 maps: Property, 3 Waters, and Community & Recreation.

Waikato Regional Aerial Photography Syndicate (WRAPS)

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.

Waikato Regional Transport Model (WRTM)

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.

Waikato Regional Asset Technical Accord (RATA)

RATA is a collaboration between 10 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 Co-Lab on 1 July 2016.