Empowering our councils and local government agencies with timely, accurate information allows them to make good decisions about their outdoor spaces, facilities and assets. We’re research specialists. Having quality information underpins every project we undertake and allows us to use evidence-based decision making in any recommendations.
Research plays such an important role in the work we do that we developed Yardstick, a suite of benchmarking tools delivering information to inform decision making and improve service delivery.
Combined with our knowledge of the processes, constraints, challenges, the political environment and agendas, we find election-proof solutions and create better management systems for our clients.
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We undertook site analysis with key staff, an assessment of the statutory framework, a two-stage public engagement process, mana whenua engagement, community board and council
Workshop with client to identify strengths and weaknesses of current approach and consider alternative opportunities
Xyst undertook counts, using an observational count of vehicles across all boat ramps with the addition of a user count of park users at Marine
Xyst visited four parks, completed full walkovers, took critical measurements and images of areas and spoke to park users as well as completing background research
City of Melbourne engaged Xyst to undertake a market and service delivery assessment and make recommendations on the best model for packaging the Open Space
The City of Whittlesea maintains 2,173 sites within its municipal boundaries where individual assets are located to be audited. All assets are inspected across the
Undertook an assessment of each playground using the Playable Space Assessment Tool, Play England 2009, which has been adapted by Xyst. The tool enabled an
The Xyst team undertook an assessment of the sport and recreation facilities across the Ashburton District, providing key provisions including a gap analysis and trend
Xyst looked at the City of Joondalup’s park information and management processes and compared these against other Australian organisations. These comparisons provided Xyst with information
Xyst looked at the City of Kingstons park information and management processes and compared these against other Australian organisations. These comparisons provided Xyst with information
Xyst looked at the City of Karratha’s park information and management processes and compared these against other Australian organisations. These comparisons provided Xyst with information
Xyst used data from Yardstick to create benchmarking metrics to compare four other Victorian councils to Macedon Ranges. Using this data Xyst was able to
Xyst worked with City of Melbourne staff to develop an understanding of how the current delivery model is performing and, importantly, what changes are recommended
Xyst undertook a performance quality assessment of operations and maintenance standards across a sample of different parks categories with a geographic spread across the shire.
Xyst conducted interviews with properties and stakeholder relationships staff, and inspected the site both at day time and night time to make site observations on