A range of tools and services is available to support agencies in their property planning.
This tool can be used as a self-assessment or by an independent assessor to determine an agency’s maturity in property management, including planning. Email Government Property Group (GPG) for access to this tool.
This tool can be deployed to gain an understanding of the workplace environment. This includes which elements are working well, which could be improved, and what changes might have the best impact on performance. GPG may also be able to offer support to draw insights from survey data and advise ways to approach improvements.
Exemplars of good plans, with appropriate redactions, will be shared as agencies agree to share them.
The GPG team is available to assist and advise mandated agencies to develop their plan. It is recommended to engage with us early and at key milestones. We can work with agencies to agree the best engagement points.
The Common Capability Contract provided a panel of consultants for property planning and workplace strategy. The consultants on the panel have capability to assist agencies with property planning. We would not recommend fully outsourcing property planning due to the need to integrate with organisational thinking, culture, strategy and planning across a number of internal stakeholders. This is best done by the property team to build the relationships and embed the property team’s involvement in the wider organisational processes.
Consultants can however be very valuable to test thinking, and bring good practice approaches and independent thinking to the planning and process.
Mandated agencies can email us at any time to discuss these or other services they might find valuable.
The Government Procurement Rules include requirements for agencies to leverage their procurements to deliver environmental, social and economic benefits from their procurements. Supporting the transition to a net zero emissions economy is one of four priority outcomes agencies must deliver with a specific focus on reducing emissions from stationary heat. Property managers can support the government to deliver this priority, including by monitoring their energy use, and taking steps to improve energy efficiency. The three other priority areas focus on improving access for New Zealand business, improving worker conditions, construction skills development and training