10 year plan to guide management of community assets endorsed

Published on 27 June 2022

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Council manages more than $945 million worth of public assets on behalf its community, ranging from things like buildings, roads, and drainage systems, through to footpaths, bike paths and parks and ovals.

The Asset Plan, which will guide the efficient and effective management of these community assets over the next 10 years, was endorsed at this month’s Council Meeting.

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, which are the link between satisfying community needs and the cost of providing the service, balanced against legislative requirements, strategic objectives in relevant council plans and policies, and resources, including funding, treatment types and actions.

Community thinking has helped shape this document, with a dedicated community conversation earlier this year, input from a community workshop, and results from the 2021 Annual Community Satisfaction Survey where respondents highlighted areas for improvements they would like Council to address.

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.

This Asset Plan will be reviewed and updated over the coming year, with further input from the community, to further refine the document. This will also include a review of some asset categories to better define the relationship between existing asset conditions and desired conditions and service levels.

For more information about the development of the Asset Plan, visit www.yourcityyourvoice.com.au/assetplan

To download a copy of the Asset Plan, visit www.maribyrnong.vic.gov.au

Message from the Mayor, Cr Anthony Tran

We know our community enjoys getting out and about with family and friends, and making the most of the community assets that add to the liveability of our City.

With our population expected to increase significantly over the next 20 years, Council wants to ensure facilities, like libraries, community centres, playgrounds, sporting grounds, footpaths, roads and more, meet the needs of the community now and into the future.

Ensuring the 10-year Asset Plan meets the needs and expectations of the community is a priority, and I would like to thank those who provided their feedback to help shape this valuable document. 

Maribyrnong News

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