Understanding How We Manage Community Infrastructure
Our community is supported by an infrastructure network of roads, parks, stormwater systems, and public buildings. These serve critical functions underpinning the communities’ day-to-day activities. Here, you’ll discover how we keep track of our community's valuable assets—ensuring they're well-maintained, safe, and serving you effectively.
It is important to have a strategy to manage these assets effectively and efficiently and we are guided by our Asset Management Strategy and Asset Management Plan. These documents lay out the details of our asset management approach incorporating ongoing condition assessments, prioritised works programming, public engagement to ensure that our infrastructure meets current needs and financial reporting and modelling to help plan for future challenges.
Feel free to browse through some basic asset information, innovative inspection methods and our downloadable resources. This space will offer you insights into how we manage the community’s physical backbone. We encourage you to explore and understand how your council works diligently behind the scenes, prioritizing budget, safety, and community needs, to make our neighbourhood a great place to live, work, and play.
Asset Register Management
The first responsibility is the management of councils Asset Register. This includes capturing the data from all new assets being created and handed over to Council, as well as those capital works which council is proudly delivering. As of 30th June 2023, Council had under its management the following assets:
Road & Transport
Public Open Space
Asset Condition Inspections
It is important to make sure information on the condition of our assets is updated regularly. We conduct regular condition inspections to a set to allow us to continually better understand of the remaining life of the assets. This data and understanding helps guide future budget planning.
For some of the latest ways that we are looking outside the box for Asset Inspections, please check out our ‘Asset Data Collection Innovations’ page for some of the latest Condition Assessments undertaken by Council.
The condition assessments and data also allow us to identify defects and respond with and programming suitable treatments. There are various programs and treatments employed to maintain and renew council’s assets. Programming is subject to prioritisation of treatments which is based on:
- Available budget
- Condition rating of the asset
- Asset hierarchy
- The urgency of the treatment
Councils Asset Management Plan sets out the service intervention levels for our assets. Have a look at our resources page.
Development Assets Handover
The Asset Management Team is also responsible for the capture and capitalisation of new assets. This is where the Development Industry interfaces with the team as developers deliver and hand over community assets as per our Development Control Plans and Specifications.
For developers/contractors, the Asset Valuation Data Sheet can be downloaded from our Asset Management Resources page. On there you will also find other useful information such as the latest Asset Management Plan, Asset Management Strategy or other Resources.