Develop an asset management strategy for the council

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Elements and Performance Criteria



1. Coordinate an asset management team

1.1. Multidisciplinary team or liaison structure is established as appropriate to develop and review corporate policy, specific objectives and guidelines for asset management.

1.2. Membership of team or structure acknowledges requirements for technical, financial, economic, social and political impacts of asset management strategies.

1.3. Membership of team or structure is regularly reviewed to ensure that it remains appropriate to current requirements.

1.4. Regular communication is maintained through meetings or other appropriate media to ensure two-way flow of information and ideas.

2. Evaluate current status of asset management activities

2.1. Current asset management activities are ascertained and assessed against best practice options to identify strengths and weaknesses.

2.2. Current information systems supporting strategic planning and maintenance of operating functions are assessed to determine support systems necessary for future requirements and the effort required to upgrade systems.

2.3. Output required to achieve organisational asset management objectives for different asset groups is determined.

3. Determine asset management strategy in consultation with team

3.1. Asset management strategy is developed to meet council's specific objectives for management of assets.

3.2. Asset management strategy is linked to corporate plan to reflect corporate goals.

3.3. Asset management strategy is documented and distributed to chief executive officer/council for endorsement.

3.4. Justifiable resourcing requirements are determined and availability is confirmed to ensure adequate resourcing.

3.5. Clear sets of objectives and achievable goals are defined that are compatible with the level of commitment and support of the organisation.

3.6. Plans are developed that enable council to know immediate, medium and long-term strategies for infrastructure and service delivery to meet customers' present and likely future requirements.

3.7. Corporate obligations and business unit responsibilities are fully considered in developing plans, to ensure asset management team does not infringe unduly on the autonomy of independent business units.

4. Develop policies and guidelines

4.1. Clear policies and guidelines are produced that outline the framework within which the various organisational units operate.

4.2. Policies and guidelines are produced to guide the effective implementation and maintenance of records systems.

4.3. Reporting requirements are set.

5. Prioritise implementation program

5.1. A plan for the introduction of asset management program or system is developed in line with statutory requirements to ensure logical and structured implementation.

5.2. Selection of outside consultants to assist in ensuring effectiveness of asset management program is based on predetermined selection criteria.

5.3. Program priorities based on need and cost/benefits, are set or specific objectives are established against a time frame.

6. Determine asset classification and identification

6.1. Format for asset register is determined based on expected immediate and future objectives.

6.2. Materiality thresholds are determined.

6.3. A classification system is selected that reflects asset accounting and asset management needs of the organisation.

6.4. Classification system selected is compatible with existing or proposed computer system and is capable of integration with other corporate systems.

6.5. Numbering system is selected that suits the users.

6.6. Rules and guidelines for unique number creation are established and data entry fields are set up for each data type.

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Qualifications and Skillsets

LGAGOVA605A appears in the following qualifications:

  • LGA50104 - Diploma of Local Government Administration