Options for Outsourced Assistance

Consider the following options:

  • Consultants - this is probably the most common source of overload and technical assistance.

  • One council providing services to another council - the transfer of limited functions between councils, particularly regional and district councils, is not unusual.

  • Part-time/lifestyle/retired planners - these planners may accept short-term contract work. However, these contractors may have limited availability and capacity.

  • Two or more councils sharing an extra staff member.