Asset Fair Value Assessment

Xyst was engaged by the Western Bay of Plenty District Council to determine the replacement values for its Parks and Coastal Assets. This project involved contacting suppliers of Parks and Reserves assets to identify market trends. Further research and adjustments were made using data from previous valuations, current projects, the Business Price Index (BPI), and […]

Kevin Collier

Kevin Collier

Kevin brings a unique and extensive mix of skills and experience to his role as Principal Sport and Recreation Consultant at Xyst. His chosen ‘career-for-life’ in the sport, recreation and events industry includes significant roles in the rebuilding of Christchurch’s sport facility infrastructure as well as playing a part in securing and hosting major sports events […]

Hawkes Bay Expressway Mapping

We drew upon a range of spatial information to develop the bespoke maps. These maps showed roading designations across the two Councils as well as neighbouring property boundary lines and other key spatial data. We then arranged the printing of two high resolution maps at 3m x 1.5m, including graffiti guard to install on the […]

Lake Tekapo Township Rabbit Control

The Mackenzie District Council engaged Xyst to coordinate rabbit control in the Lake Tekapo township following a Notice of Direction from Environment Canterbury (ECAN). Xyst began by procuring a suitable contractor for the operation, reaching out to multiple qualified operators for pricing. Staff then requested a detailed operational plan and conducted a site visit to […]

Meadow Bank Reserve Development

Meadow Bank Reserve

Procurement for Stormwater and Recreational Improvements. Xyst worked with Hutt City park officers and stormwater engineers to procure a revised stormwater improvement design and subsequently, a construction contractor, to commence site works in June 2024. Xyst also developed a revised landscape concept plan for recreational improvements – including a new accessible track, providing greater access […]

Streets for People Concept Development Plan

Xyst worked with the project team, and engaged with key stakeholders in the development of a series of landscape concept plans for key sites within the project area that included painted street planters and planting, footpath and electrical box murals, and the inclusion of additional seating and rest areas that connect with adjacent green spaces […]

Better Off Funding Application

The Mackenzie District Council was offered the opportunity to apply for $1.55m in funding in the first tranche of the Better Off Funding program through the Department of Internal Affairs. Given staff shortages, the Council engaged Xyst to piece together the application. Funding was to be given to projects with strong cultural ties. Prior work […]

Fraser Stream Willow Control

The Fraser Stream, located in a semi-rural area in Twizel, experienced extensive damage to the crack willows along its banks following a severe storm. Multiple fallen trees congested the stream, impeding flow and increasing the flood risk to surrounding properties. Because these willows were outside Environment Canterbury’s (ECAN) rating area, the Mackenzie District Council requested […]

Lake Alexandrina Outlet Creek Willow Removals

The Mackenzie District Council received reports of high lake levels and flooding around the outlet creek at Lake Alexandrina, which was causing adverse impacts on wildlife and infrastructure. Xyst was brought in to address the issue, initiating a project to remove the crack willows that were blocking the outlet creek. Given the sensitive nature of […]

Strathconan Pool Plant Refurbishment

The Strathconan Pool was identified as non-compliant with New Zealand Pool Water Quality Standards (NZS 5826:2010), with a water turnover exceeding eight hours. The Mackenzie District Council deemed this unacceptable and decided to bring the Fairlie Pools plant up to compliance. Xyst project managed this work as a variation to the Pool Heating system upgrade […]

Lake Ruataniwha Northern Boat Ramp Toilet

A toilet block at Lake Ruataniwha was destroyed due to vandalism. Xyst was engaged by the Mackenzie District Council to coordinate the insurance claim for its replacement and to project manage this work. This project involved coordinating the demolition of the old facility, lodging resource and building consents, and obtaining permissions from the Department of […]