Melbourne Chapter to Host 4th Chinese Delegation Today

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A group of 20 from the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Finance (MOF), P. R. China will be hosted by the Melbourne Chapter at Engineers Australia in North Melbourne today.

The group will examine Australian Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) case studies and approaches in infrastructure. Topics include:

  • PPP Governance - David Bacon, Major Projects Leader, Honeywell, Simon Taylor, Senior Bid Manager, Honeywell, and Ian McGrath, PPP Design Manager, Honeywell
  • PPP Information Management Overview - Michael Thomson, Managing Director, Affinitext
  • Asset Management System Requirements - Ken Robertson, National Technical Manager, Sodexo
  • The Risk Associated with Proximity of Housing to Major Hazard Facilities - Ian Thomas, I F THOMAS & ASSOCIATES

This will be the fourth Chinese Delegation that the Melbourne Chapter has hosted.

2014-2018 Strategic Plan Now Available

The Asset Management Council 2014- 2018 Strategic Plan is now available. It contains our Mission, Vision and Strategic Objectives for the next 5 years.


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It is available free to all members on the Member Zone (log in here). It is available for $AUD5.00 to non-members, and can be purchased on our store (here).

We are already working on the 2015-2019 Strategic Plan and always appreciate feedback from our stakeholders. Please contact us via, or talk to your local Chapter Chair to comment.

Asset Management Planning Technical Document Search

The Asset Management Council Document Search is an incredibly useful tool, with free download for all Asset Management Council members. It houses over 800 hundred peer-reviewed technical documents and presentations, accessible with a quick search.

For example, a search for 'Planning' turns up papers like these:

Asset Investment Planning for the US Army Corps of Engineers Hydropower Plants

The USACE’s Federal Hydropower organization had been struggling to motivate and obtain suitable funding to modernize their aging assets.

Read more: Asset Management Planning Technical Document Search

AMPEAK 2015 Sydney Call for Papers Now Open

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 24th-28th May, 2015


As an independent, not-for-profit, professional body, the AM Council would like to invite professionals, students and organisations from asset intensive industries to apply to present their asset management technical developments at AMPEAK Asset Management Conference Sydney 2015.

For submission we require:

  1. For review by the Conference Technical Team, an initial Abstract submission of 150-200 words succinctly outlining the purpose of your Full Paper or Extended Abstract; and
  2. On acceptance of the Abstract, we require submission of your Full Paper or Extended Abstract for peer review.

Please visit this page for further information, including Abstract Submission Guidelines Author Guides, and Word Templates.

New Melbourne Chapter Chair

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Following voting for the positions of Chapter Chair and Deputy Chapter Chair, the Melbourne Chapter is delighted to confirm that:

  • Greg Williams has been elected as Melbourne Chapter Chair; and
  • John Harris has been elected as Melbourne Chapter Deputy Chair.

Greg has agreed to take over the role as of Monday 28th July 2014, with John seamlessly continuing in the Deputy Chair role.

The Asset Management Council would like to extend its sincere thanks to Andy Webb, outgoing Melbourne Chapter Chair, for all his time and effort over the last few years.