The New Zealand government Chief Advisor Property, Peter Bollmann, has been appointed as the Deputy Chair of the Australasian public sector property collaboration forum, the Government Property Group Australasia.
The group is a part of the Australasian Procurement and Construction Council, which is the peak council for government agencies dealing with construction, procurement, and asset and property management across Australian State Territory and New Zealand Governments.
Working and collaborating with different agencies and government bodies across Australia and New Zealand is great for sharing information, lessons learned and best practice approaches taken to public sector property in both countries, Peter Bollmann said.
The leadership and collaboration provided by the Government Property Group creates opportunities; leveraging and adding value to how the government agencies buy, build and manage their property assets.
Peter Bollmann said the way New Zealand government office accommodation is organised, coordinated and connected is being refocused and the deputy chair role on GPG Australia is another useful way of sharing and gathering information that will help give advice to position our government office accommodation for the future.
The New Zealand Government Property Group supports managing government office accommodation needs through leadership and a more directive approach to meeting the government's expectations for property.