Brian Milne

Director

My specialist field of expertise is asset management. I also provide planning and operational support to local government clients, allowing them to complete the parks and recreational projects that enhance our community well-being.

Managing assets is a challenge faced by every council and local government body, which is why I oversee the development and delivery of the Yardstick benchmarking program. In turn, we provide our clients with practical solutions, advice and documentation for a wide range of parks management and planning needs.

Xyst plays an important role, touching the lives of every person in the communities we support. We use our industry leading expertise and experience to help local government and other clients. It allows us to deliver effective and affordable parks, community and recreation plans, and projects and management support.

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My expertise

My experience is vast, spanning over four decades in local government parks and recreation facility management. Specialising in asset management for the parks and recreation industry, I have combined this discipline with strategic planning and service delivery to find practical, achievable solutions for many clients.

Qualifications

  • Diploma of Horticulture, Lincoln College
  • Diploma of Parks and Recreation, Lincoln College
  • National Diploma of Horticulture, RNZIH 

Accreditation

  • Accredited Recreation Professional (ARPro) 

Xyst in action

The fact that all Xyst staff have experience in working for councils and local government means we understand how everything works and what is needed to get things done. We were able to demonstrate this expertise when we stepped into an acting management role at Mackenzie District Council at short notice.

Our job was to ensure continuity of service and community response, as well as working to establish management systems and strategic planning. We followed that up with the delivery of a range of reserve developments and other improvements.

Expertise

Service Delivery

From procuring and managing contractors to the practical implementation of strategic work, we can help you to deliver services efficiently

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Play Spaces

From redevelopments to new builds, our children need safe, fun play spaces to get them outside for fresh air and exercise

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Asset Management

Having accurate information about assets allows you to make practical, workable decisions about maintaining and developing community spaces

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My Projects

Wingicarribee Playground Strategy

Xyst undertook a playground performance assessment, developed levels of service, prepared a draft strategy and assessed consultation feedback. We then finalised the Playground Strategy and

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Fairlie Ashes Circle

Consultants at Xyst engaged with Mackenzie District Council staff, Community Board Members, the Fairlie Lions, Veteran’s Affairs, the Fairlie RSA, and a number of other

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Open Space Embellishment Costing

Developed an open space hierarchy and typical development level of service description on which to base cost estimates for development contributions evaluation. Developed cost estimates

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Play Strategy

Xyst prepared a play strategy to set out the approach to the future provision of playgrounds across the region. The methodology and outputs included: performance

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Donovan Nursery Review

After conducting a thorough review of the information provided by Invercargill City Council (ICC), Xyst went through a comprehensive evaluation of the operational and financial

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Peace Avenue Trees

Xyst undertook a survey of 500 historic trees planted at the turn of the century in and around Fairlie and Kimbell towns. The trees had

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Asset Condition Assessment

We utilised our mobile GIS data collection tools to complete a full and current condition assessment of all the assets within the Mackenzie District. Assets

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