Utilising & managing data & systems to achieve best practice
Conference Date
6th & 7th December 2017
Sydney Boulevard Hotel
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Implementing cost effective asset management
Asset management is becoming an increasingly key component of long-term financial sustainability as councils face mounting pressure to accomplish more with less resources. Increases in technological capability provides the potential for sophisticated planning and management of the huge array of council owned assets.

As councils move toward optimised lifecycle asset management, balancing cost, risk and levels of performance is often an extremely complicated process. This conference is looking to bring together industry experts to collaborate and share innovation.

Attend the Local Government Asset Management conference to hear insight on key issues including:
  • Forecasting expenditure across asset lifecycles
  • Service delivery planning and optimisation
  • Integration of people, systems and technologies
  • Encouraging top and bottom level buy in
  • Promoting cultural change to promote asset management
Who will attend?
State and local government representatives with titles of:
  • Director of Asset Management
  • Director of Infrastructure
  • Asset Manager/Coordinator
  • Asset Engineer
  • Strategic Asset Analyst
  • Manager of Asset Maintenance

Attend to learn:

  • Understand & achieve optimised asset lifecycles
  • Cost-effectively collect data
  • Integrate new systems & technologies
  • Achieve organisational buy-in from all levels of staff

Key Speakers

Raymond Tan
Head of Asset Management Intelligence Support
Auckland Council
Thornton Harfield
Director Assets & Environment
City of Tea Tree Gully
Maree Walker
Manager - Infrastructure Planning & Delivery
Rural City of Wangaratta
Dave Daines
Australian Mirror Committee TC 251 (ISO 55000)


What People Are Saying

  • “As always, these conferences continue to impress, their content is always relevant to situations we are currently going through and they are a great atmosphere to network.”

    Samuel Murphy
    Asset Engineer, Townsville City Council
  • “A very relevant, topical and informative program with interesting and professional presentations”

    Chris Swallow
    Coordinator Asset Management, City of Charles Sturt


  • Date: 26 Jun 2017  By: Patrick Murphy

    Timber bridges are the time bombs in your road network. Do you know when they are likely to go off? If you don’t then you need an effective Asset Management Plan. Scenic Rim Regional Council did not have such a plan, and when one of its timber bridges failed it was a timely wake up …

  • Date: 10 Oct 2016  By: Peter Way

    Successful asset management of infrastructure is highly dependent on data, be it technical or financial data. Most organisations struggle to gather that data and adequately translate the data into useful information on which to make informed decisions. Similarly, most organisations struggle when it comes to articulating the condition of their assets and the levels of …

  • Date: 3 Jul 2016  By: John Comrie

    It’s been a decade since formal inquiries were conducted assessing the financial sustainability of local government sectors in all Australian states. Since then much has changed. There have been legislative reforms, guidelines and training aimed at improving financial performance. Councils rightly now focus much more on the longer-term than they once did. Local governments have …

  • Date: 6 Apr 2016  By: Bobbi Mayne

    Do you often hear esoteric words thrown around about financial sustainability, asset backlog, SRV, special schedule 7, asset re-evaluation, depreciation methodology and arguments like “it was the engineers”, “it was the accountants” and “we don’t have a system that does this”? This alien language was thrust upon me when I arrived at Rockdale City Council …

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