Category: Asset Management

Impact of Rate Capping on Service Provision

Sep 28th, 2016

In Victoria, Council rates will be capped from mid-2016. In addition Councils will have to justify any increases above the inflation rate. “[T]his should not be seen as an opportunity to raise rates above inflation prior to the implementation of the rates cap … Unnecessary rate rises in 2015-16 may affect your eligibility for future rate cap exemptions,” s..

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New – ActivityMark

Mar 30th, 2016

Recently released, testing is now complete – new to the industry, “ActivityMark”, the latest benchmarking tool on your android device. Benchmark your maintenance or the maintenance being done by your contractors against the standards. Feel comfortable in the knowledge that your maintenance is compliant or even above standard. If you wish to benchmark you..

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Are Asset Class Plans the new Asset Management Plans?

Mar 13th, 2016

Asset Management plans have been promoted over the years as essential for the ongoing management of infrastructure. The problem I have seen with clients is that they tend to gather dust on the shelf. In addition they can be expensive to produce and are more used as a statement of the now rather than the future. While I am still an advocate of asset management ..

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5th Edition of the International Infrastructure Management Manual Released.

Oct 8th, 2015

The 5th edition of the International Infrastructure Management Manual has been released and now incorporates ISO 55000 amongst many other things including the 2015 Quickguide. Produced by the IPWEA I strongly recommend it if you want to move forward in asset management. The link to the web-site is: http://www.ipwea.org/publications/bookshop/ipweabooksho..

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DOWNER AWARDED FIRST AUSTRALIAN ACCREDITED ISO 55001 CERTIFICATION

Sep 10th, 2015

Downer and the Melbourne Cricket Club (MCC) are proud to set a new benchmark with Australia’s first Accredited ISO 55001 Certification for Asset Management. The ISO 55001 Asset Management Certification is for the Yarra Park Recycled Water Treatment Facility (RWTF), an MCC-owned facility that was designed and built by Downer and has been operated by Downer since..

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Olympic Facilities after the Games

Aug 30th, 2015

Have you ever wondered what happens to the Olympic facilities after the games are finished? The findings may shock you. We don’t have to go back too far to find some serious trends occurring. Many of the Olympic facilities over the past 30 years have suffered from severe disrepair. The reasons are many ranging from: Poor long-term planning for the venues; ..

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John Oliver – Last Week Tonight– A Lesson in Asset Management

Aug 30th, 2015

Well done to John Oliver. He’s summarised Asset Management beautifully. He should get an honourary degree in Asset Management if there was such a thing. Video Links: Short Version (3:24): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CikxgZCGgnI Long Version (21:14): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wpzvaqypav8..

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