The Asset Plan guides the efficient and effective management of community assets, such as buildings, roads, and drainage systems, through to footpaths, bike paths and parks and ovals, over a 10 year period.
It is focused on ensuring the approximately 54 thousand infrastructure assets in the municipality are managed in a way that ensures they are fit for purpose for the community – now and for future generations – while also providing best value outcomes throughout their lifecycle in terms of cost taking into account things like population growth, demographic changes, ageing infrastructure and technology advances.
The Plan focuses on four asset classes:
- Open Space, which covers parks, public open spaces and streetscapes, along with recreational, leisure and community facilities.
- Drainage, which covers underground drainage pipes and drainage pits that manage stormwater flow.
- Transport, which covers public roads, footpaths, kerbs, carparks and bridges.
- Buildings, which covers building assets, ranging from sporting and community facilities through to recreational facilities and public toilets.
It looks at service levels balanced against legislative requirements, strategic objectives in relevant council plans and policies, and resources, including funding, treatment types and actions.
The development of the 10-year Asset Plan is a requirement under the Local Government Act 2020 to support the implementation of the Community Plan Vision and Council Plan Objectives.