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Tauranga Infrastructure Asset Resilience

Providing a collaborative, digital solution

  • $965M

    Resilience Plan

  • 10&30

    Year Plans

  • Tauranga, New Zealand

    Tauranga, New Zealand

Future-proofing a city’s water and transport assets against natural hazards

When natural hazards pose risks to infrastructure and communities, identifying where to invest often considers the type of asset and hazard in isolation. The Tauranga City Council decided to embark on a project to understand and mitigate a combination of natural threats to their water and transport infrastructure to enhance their resilience. They reached out to us to help.

We developed—and automated—a tool to prioritise all water and transport assets. This involved a robust data science exercise focusing on multi-hazard risk exposure to understand the criticality, consequence, and likelihood of potential asset failure during disasters.

We then transformed this data into a web-based application (app), allowing multiple consultants to work in parallel across the city to identify long-term mitigation project opportunities. The app’s collaboration space allowed everyone to work on a single source of data and have access to live updates. Plus, online operations could continue seamlessly during the height of COVID-19 restrictions.

The Council has used this too to develop a 10-year plan of approved mitigation projects and a 30-year, $965 million plan to make Tauranga’s assets more resilient to natural hazards.

At a Glance

  • Tauranga City Council
Survey and Spatial New Zealand, Spatial Excellence Awards: Spatial Enablement Award 2021


Meet Our Team

Louisa Bloomer, Digital Practice Leader, Asia Pacific

Enabling digital technology across all our services creates efficiencies that have the power to change how we deliver solutions.
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Charlotte Dawson, GIS Team Leader

Working with my team to provide tailored, innovative data solutions means I’m helping communities to be safer and more resilient.

Louisa Bloomer

Digital Practice Leader, Asia Pacific

Charlotte Dawson

GIS Team Leader

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