blue-green network strategy.
In 2020, Synergine were engaged to enact the decision to prioritise the implementation of the Blue-Green Network (BGN) Strategy for the Whangarei District. To achieve this outcome Programme and Project Management support services were provided to create a functional operational framework and to define projects and actions with enough detail and confidence to attract funding within the Whangarei District Council 2021-2031 Long-Term Plan and enable work to commence without delay.
Key support was provided to collate and summarise available budget allocations and resources available within the current Long-Term Plan budget (Transportation, Stormwater and Parks & Reserves) and to provide a programme framework which could be understood and delivered by individual departments but also as a collaborative project under the Blue-Green Network Strategy Programme umbrella.
Synergine provided the conduit between council departments and outside organisations involved in delivery of various parts of the BGN. Our work provided visibility to all project stakeholders and enabled separate contributors to collaborate on implementing the network and to resolve funding and scope matters. The provision of the interdepartmental big picture enabled project and programme risks to be more effectively managed and potential roadblocks to be discussed and addressed before it became an issue.