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State, Regional & Local Government

Navigating Government Policy

Governments across all levels constantly face a range of challenges and pressures, from financial constraints to infrastructure demands, community engagement and regulatory issues.

Our team has extensive knowledge and expertise to assist governments across a range of issues, to drive change and achieve better outcomes for their communities.

What we do

Specialising in providing clear advice, robust research, and quantitative analysis of complex data. 

We are committed to helping our clients get to the bottom of tricky policy issues. 

Sapere offers consulting services to help governments of all sizes with the issues they face, including:

  • Policy and service design
  • Research
  • Economic development
  • Strategy
  • Investment assessments
  • Financial modelling
  • Environmental policy.


Our team has a strong track record of working with local, state and regional governments in both New Zealand and Australia. 

A large number of our experts have held senior positions in decision-making bodies and have invaluable first-hand perspectives working on challenging policy issues in political economies.

Examples of our work in State, Regional and Local Government

We have conducted a range of projects for decision-making bodies across New Zealand and Australia. 

  • A cost-benefit analysis for a range of investment options for the Auckland Central Library
  • Development of a business case for the proposed Fairfield Showground Regional Multi-Cultural and Indoor Sports Centre in NSW
  • Investigating the living wage and minimum wage for Napier and the wider Hawke’s Bay region in New Zealand
  • Estimating the economic costs of the Havelock North 2016 waterborne disease outbreak.
We are an approved All of Government provider in New Zealand and for whole of government panels in New South Wales and Victoria, as well as other government panels across Australia and New Zealand.

Key contacts

David Moore

David Graham

Sally Carrick

Melissa Skilbeck

Matt Balmford

Dr Vijaya Ramamurthy

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