Interactive Zoom Session: Developing an Asset Management Policy for your NSW Council- Online

10:00am Wednesday, 23 September 2020
11:00am Wednesday, 23 September 2020
PD Workshops
Home Office
Home Office
Sydney, New South Wales 2000

Micro Credential Course: Developing an Asset Management Policy for your NSW Council

One Hour Interactive Zoom session with industry leaders and NSW IPWEA Asset Management Panel Members, Kylie Kerr and Jacqui Hansen, on developing an Asset Management Policy for your NSW Council.

According to the NSW Office of Local Government, asset management at a Council is supported by three key documents:

·         Asset Management Policy

·         Asset Management Strategy

·         Asset Management Plans

The Asset Management Policy is a Council endorsed policy which sets the broad framework for undertaking asset management in a structured and coordinated way.

Council elections are scheduled for September 2021. All NSW Councils have 9 months to develop an AM Policy and have it formally endorsed by their elected Council by 30 June 2022.

We all know that it can take some time take a matter to Council for endorsement.

It is time to think about your Asset Management Policy now.

Your Policy should give a clear direction for asset management at your Council and reflect the NSW Integrated Planning and Reporting requirements.  It should give you the support you need to do better asset management!

The IPWEA NSW Asset Management Working Panel has released Asset Management Guidelines for Councils. They are available on the IPWEA NSW website. This course intends to expand upon this valuable resource and make it easy for you to build your own Asset Management Policy.

The interactive one hour zoom session will cover the following topics in a structured training program:

·         Strategic Framework – International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM)

·         NSW Integrated Planning and Reporting (IP&R) requirements

·         The individual items that the policy must cover: essential and “nice to have”

·         Examples of policies from a range of city and country councils

·         The next step: how to use the policy. It is not just a box ticking exercise

There will be plenty of time for discussion and questions. Course notes to be provided to all participants ahead of the session.

 By running the training session as a “Zoom Meeting”, participants will have the opportunity speak directly two the two presenters and ask questions.

Invitation to Attend

This course is suited to works officers, technical and operational staff and Councillors, plus managers and other staff who may be unfamiliar with asset management.

Please call Elsie on 02 8267 3008 for group discounts of five or more.


Jacqui Hansen

Jacqui Hansen is a consulting civil engineer with more than 25 years’ experience in local government. She specialises in Asset Management. She provides consulting services to councils across NSW, helping them to improve asset management practices and develop meaningful asset management plans.  Jacqui teaches asset management subjects to civil engineering undergraduate students at Charles Sturt University, Bathurst.

Beyond her undergraduate degree in Civil Engineering, Jacqui has been awarded Graduate Certificates in Environmental Engineering and Management, and Infrastructure Asset Management.  She has also completed the Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE 40110) at TAFE. 

Kylie Kerr

Kylie Kerr is the Asset Manager at Moree Plains Shire Council and is an active member of the NSW IPWEA Asset Management Panel.

Her work specifically focuses on improving and monitoring asset management practices across the Moree Plains Local Government Area and she demonstrates a sense of pride knowing she has developed and implemented tools that support others to work smarter, not harder; and with less impact on the environment.  She aims to support the delivery of the best agreed level of service for the community with the lowest lifecycle costs.



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