Jeff Roorda and Associates
With an academic and professional background in surveying and civil engineering, Jeff has worked in asset and facilities management for over 20 years with a strong background in information technology and project management.
Jeff holds an Honors Degree in Civil Engineering
Jeff’s experience relevant to this project is currently involved in:
• Training in Asset Management for Local Government Across Australia for CPA’s, ALGA, IPWEA for the past 15 years in all Australian States and Territories
• Primary training and development resource for CPA’s asset management training for the past 12 years.
• Lecturer at Post Graduate Level at a number of Australian Universities for the past 10 years.
• Involvement in developing the training and implementation for the International Infrastructure Management Manual
• Mentor, Facilitator and Trainer for over 50 Councils over the past 15 years including:
i. City of Blacktown (NSW)
ii. Canterbury Council (NSW)
iii. City of Sydney (NSW)
iv. City of Playford (SA)
v. Mornington Peninsula (VIC)
vi. City of Melbourne (VIC)
vii. Rockhampton City (QLD)
viii. Pine Rivers Shire (QLD)
• Strategic policy formulation for whole of Government including:
i. Victorian Infrastructure Study (State Government and Victorian Local Government)
ii. South Australian Infrastructure Study
iii. NSW Local Government Inquiry
iv. Tasmanian Auditor Generals Inquiry into Local Government Asset Management
v. Australian National Local Roads Data System with ALGA and the Commonwealth Government.
vi. Victorian Auditor Generals Inquiry into Local Government Asset Management Funding
City of Ryde
Anthony has over 30 years experience in state and local government across a broad range of civil, waste, recreation and facilities works and infrastructure, and 20 years in management roles.
In more recent years this has focussed on asset management and its decision making processes, and is now with City of Ryde as Manager Assets Systems. His interests include using ideas from around the world to bring international best practice to Australia.
Institute of Public Works Engineering Australiasia (IPWEA)
Having “semi-retired” from Logan City Council and with some 40 years experience in local government engineering, Peter Way is now devoting his time to advancing asset management as Chair of the IPWEA National Asset Management Strategy Council (NAMS.AU). Peter has been the principal author of a number of the Practice Notes on condition and performance assessment on key asset classes. Peter has also been the principal author of the study material based on the IIMM and the AIFMM for the Post Graduate Courses in Infrastructure Asset Management run through the University of Tasmania. Peter also represents IPWEA on the Standards Australia Mirror Committee for the ISO Standards for Asset Management. Peter is a Civil Engineer with post graduate qualifications in Urban and Regional Planning and an MBA from UQ.
Armidale Regional Council
Keith Lockyer is the Chief Finance Officer at Armidale Regional Council. He currently Manages the Finance and Supply Division which includes; Financial services, Asset Accounting , Supply, Plant and Fleet.
The Council’s covers 8630 sq km and has over $1,022,985,000 in assets. He has 23 years experience in Local Government. Over this time he has occupied the roles of Management Accountant, Systems Accountant, Financial Controller and Deputy General Manager. He has held the position of Chief Finance and Information Officer for 10 years during which time he has implemented shared services, redeveloped corporate business processes and successfully managed 3 special rate variation application processes based on asset renewals at Armidale Dumaresq and Guyra Shire Council. Over the past 3 years has been the senior manager for the project team that implemented an Integrated Enterprise Wide Asset Management solution. With the recent Local Government Mergers Keith holds the position of Chief Finance Officer who’s team manages the finance division which includes the administration of the Asset register and associated costing systems
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Chris is the Coordinator Asset Management & Capital Planning at the Sunshine Coast Council. Chris has held this role for the past 12 years, during the period of amalgamation between Caloundra, Maroochy and Noosa then the subsequent DE amalgamation of Noosa. Chris is responsible for the development of Councils ten year capital works program, with an estimated value of $1billion.
Chris has a Bachelor of GIS, and post graduate qualifications in Surveying and Civil Engineering
Townsville City Council
Eleven years working in both Private and Public sectors with vast experience in Asset Management, Project Management, Construction and Maintenance
Local Government Procurement NSW
Phill has a background in Tendering and Contracting in both the private and Local Government sectors. He is currently Manager-Tendering & Contracting for Local Government Procurement in New South Wales and lectures part-time at TAFE in the areas of Purchasing, Warehousing and Logistics. He has been involved in drafting, evaluation and governance of an estimated 150 tenders and contracts for goods, services, consultancies and constructions over nearly 20 years.
Phill was awarded lifetime Certified Purchasing Manager (C.P.M.) accreditation from Victoria University in association with the Institute for Supply Management (U.S.A.). He was recognised as a ‘Fellow’ of the Australian Association of Procurement and Contract Management Pty Ltd in 2010. Phill is a member of Resolution Institute and is accredited as a probity adviser by that organisation.
Phill is a contributing author to the book “Supply Chain Management – A Procurement Perspective” and has written articles published in a number of professional magazines. He has spoken at number of professional conferences in recent years.
Prior to working in Local Government, Phill gained experience in a diverse range of industries including industrial coatings, aircraft fabrication, commercial air-conditioning, horticultural, chemical and electronics industries. He also gained experience working for short periods in the U.S.A and China.
Moorabool Shire Council
Raeph is Social Infrastructure Planner with Moorabool Shire Council and convener of the Victorian Social Infrastructure Planners Network. His professional experience spans 15 years in strategic planning, social planning and community development in the UK, Western Australia, metro Melbourne and now regional Victoria. In partnership with councils from across Greater Melbourne Raeph has spent the past four years developing new approaches to community infrastructure planning that aim to be consistent, evidence-driven, and service-focused. A self-confessed data nerd, databases and systems are at the core of Raeph’s development of Moorabool’s innovative model that assesses supply and demand for community facilities.
Parramatta City Council
Bruce Mills is the Manager of the Place Services team at City of Parramatta Council, a team of 13 officers focusing on delivering place-making outcomes across the City and neighbourhoods of the City of Parramatta Local Government Area. Prior to his current role, Bruce started at Council in Economic Development as a City Marketing Officer, then as a Place Manager. Before that Bruce worked in the private sector, mostly in legal services, in Product Management, Marketing and Management roles. Bruce has also seen both sides of local government, serving as an elected Councilor for four years at Hornsby Shire Council.
Blue Mountains City Council
Central Coast Council
In the past 5 years Peter has been involved in change management and introducing procedural efficiencies. He is a powerful agent for change and has the ability to survey an institution and evaluate its strengths and needs. From here, he strategises specific structures to bring about the cultural and institutional shifts required to create better outcomes.
Peter currently has responsibility for providing direction and leadership for a Property Management Unit of 80 staff. The Unit has the following teams: Property and Asset Management, Facilities Management, Natural and Environmental Asset Management, Property Services and Town Centre Management. With collaborative and creative input this Unit was restructured from the ground up. From this, strategic and organisational objectives have been developed, leading to a customised Property Management Framework, unique to Local Government (based on a Corporate model, and easily transferable). This Framework includes systems and processes to support the development of a definitive asset register, which identifies a profit and loss ledger for every built asset (this system will allow for the same process to apply to all of Council’s natural and environmental assets). The Framework also includes the recruitment of specialist staff tasked with the primary responsibility for managing portfolios of property with a focus on relationship management and identifying revenue opportunities regarding what have formerly been considered ‘lazy’ assets. Implementation of the new Framework has involved a commitment to up-skilling all staff in the Unit and providing them with levels of support.
Adelaide City Council
Central Coast Council
David Norbury is the Section Manager, Facilities Manager within the Property Management Unit at Central Coast Council. He has 13 years’ experience within Local Government and most his time has been spent with asset management. David has a Master’s of Business Administration (M.B.A) and is certified in Information Technology. Previous roles which have strengthened his understanding of asset management include; Business Analyst / Database Administrator, Asset Coordinator and Senior Asset Systems Engineer. All of these roles have provided the building blocks for strategic thinking when developing the Asset Management Strategies and Plans within Central Coast Council’s Resourcing Strategy.
Central Coast Council
Fiona Chan is the Section Manager, Property and Asset Management within the Property Management Unit at Central Coast Council. Fiona has over 10 years’ experience in the property industry and joined local government 4 years ago. Prior to her current role at Central Coast Council, Fiona held various operational roles in both the property leasing and facilities management discipline for a variety of specialist assets ranging from commercial high-rise, industrial warehouses, retail shops, childcare centres, depots and cemeteries.
Equipped with the “hands on” experience she’s accumulated throughout her career, Fiona understands the needs of the internal and external tenants and how having accurate asset data assists in developing meaningful leases which often get overlooked. Recognising that asset data and service plans are only of value if they are developed with regards to the activities undertaken within a building, a Property Management Framework was established.
Fiona, in her current role at Central Coast Council, has nurtured a team of property professionals that actively engage and maintain an ongoing relationship with each of their tenants within their management portfolio. She has also developed and implemented various systems and processes to support the Framework. Fiona believes that a strong tenant relationship, along with accurate asset data and solid lease/licence documentations, will help ‘close the loop’ in any asset management cycle.
Central Coast Council
Luke Sulkowski is the Section Manager, Environmental and Natural Assets within the Property Management Unit at Central Coast Council. He has 17 years’ experience in NSW local government across a variety of different areas pertaining to Environmental Management; including natural asset management, coastal and estuary management, and waste and landfill management.
Luke commenced his current role at Central Coast Council in December 2015 with one of his key objectives being to apply strategic asset management principles to Council’s extensive portfolio of natural assets. By application of these principles Council aims to achieve legislative compliance, and to ensure that the organisations financial investment in this area is sustainable and well prioritised delivering the best available outcomes possible for the community and the broader environment.