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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Pool Heating Procurement & Project Management

In 2021, the heating systems at both the Fairlie and Twizel Pools failed to meet the demands of longer summer pool seasons, placing additional strain on the aging systems. In response, the Mackenzie District Council engaged Xyst to procure a suitable heating system for the pools. Coombes Aquatics successfully secured this contract, with Xyst managing […]

Shortland Cemetery Tree Assessment and Maintenance Plan

Shortland Cemetery

Xyst undertook tree condition and risk assessments on almost 100 trees at Shortland Cemetery. The main driver for this work was an aging tree population and potential damage to surrounding historic assets (e.g. masonry and surrounds). For each tree we collected GPS location, tree species and size data, and we undertook a condition and risk […]

John William Hall (JWH) Arboretum Tree Assessment

John William Hall Arboretum

Xyst undertook tree condition and risk assessments of over 100 trees at the JWH Arboretum. For each tree we collected tree location, species and size, and we undertook a condition assessment and risk assessment – Quantified Tree Risk Assessment (QTRA). Assessment data and photos were provided. Data was provided in both spreadsheet (with linked photos) […]

Ūawa Reserve High Level Concept Plan Development

Uawa Skatepark Reserve

Xyst conducted a preliminary site visit to analyse the site and review consultation feedback prior to developing a high-level draft concept plan. This concept plan was reviewed by the community and finalised to produce a high-level concept plan.