Government Community of Practice


This forum was created in order for AM professionals in government bodies to convene, share, and grow their asset management skills and knowledge. It acts as a single meeting place for government professionals in asset management, bringing together and establishing connections that may have otherwise not been available.

Goals of the CoP

  • Bring together a group of like-minded professionals in government asset management
  • Share knowledge, experiences, and case studies in order to learn
  • Create strategies for implementing and improving current challenges in asset management in government departments
  • Help government bodies develop and enhance their asset management practice starting from the planning phase through to the retirement phase

Key meeting places of the CoP

The Sydney, Peth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Hobart chapters will each hold government CoP events annually. To enquire about these events, please email the respective chapter chair.
For those who subscribe, a monthly newsletter will be emailed, containing all government-sector news in the asset management sphere.

Do you want to play a key role in NSW Government’s new 50 Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands? Join Greater Sydney Parklands now! Made up of collaborative, creative and committed people, Greater Sydney Parklands Agency is on the lookout for an asset and risk systems manager.

Greater Sydney Parklands is a city-wide agency created to become Sydney’s leading urban parks advocate. In partnership with communities and government, it will plan for and expand great open spaces and parklands and champion the NSW Government’s new 50 Year Vision for Sydney’s Open Space and Parklands.

Greater Sydney Parklands currently brings together five iconic parks: Centennial Parklands, Parramatta Park, Western Sydney Parklands, Callan Park and Fernhill Estate.

Made up of collaborative, creative and committed people, Greater Sydney Parklands Agency is on the lookout for a strategic and tech-savvy Asset and Risk Systems Manager.

The Asset and Risk Systems Manager main duties will be to: 

  • Lead the development and embedding of comprehensive asset management, risk management and work health and safety support systems. 
  • Recruit and develop an asset support team that can create and manage a sustainable and scalable Asset Management System  for a diverse portfolio of parks.
  • Manage and ensure the effective delivery of agency wide support systems. 
  • Facilitate and promote the systematic application of risk management processes across Greater Sydney Parklands.
  • Work collegially with the Executive Team to confirm risk management priorities, assess potential risk events, and formulate effective management and mitigation strategies.
  • Develop and communicate strategic asset management plans.
  • Ensure the Asset Management Systems and data bases are maintained, auditable and current.
  • Maintain effective financial planning, including asset valuations and depreciation, expenditure, and budget controls.

To learn more about the role click here to view the full job role description.

About You 

To be successful in this role, you must have:

  • Extensive experience in a relevant assets / facilities management role including asset management systems and support services (ideally Computerised Maintenance Management Systems and SAP). 
  • Demonstrated management experience in the delivery of support services to operational asset and facilities management staff including asset valuations, asset register maintenance. 
  • The ability to initiate and manage change, allocate resources effectively and maximise staff potential within a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Relevant tertiary qualification or equivalent relevant experience in asset, property, finance, facilities or project management. 
  • Current drivers’ licence to travel to and attend work within Greater Sydney Parklands.

Enquiries: For further enquiries regarding the role please contact Jacob Messer on 02 9895 7573. 

If you have any enquiries regarding the recruitment process, please contact Julie Andreolli at or 0436 915 988. 

About DPIE

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment drives Government priorities across key areas such as long-term planning, precincts, housing, property, infrastructure priorities, open space, the environment, our natural resources – land, water, mining – energy, and growing our industries.

Applying for this role 

Applicants must address their suitability by supplying an updated copy of their resume and a one page cover letter that outlines your skills and experience relevant to the role.

Applications Close: 11.55pm on Friday 26th of March 2021.

A recruitment pool may be created for ongoing and temporary roles of the same role or role type that may become available for filling over the next eighteen months.

Flexible working: 

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment is committed to ensuring the sector reflects the NSW community it serves. We support an inclusive workplace where staff have access to opportunities and resources at all levels, enabling our team members to drive innovation, productivity, and delivery of high-quality services. We understand that flexibility means different things to different people and are committed to offering flexible work arrangements where and when possible.

Commitment to diversity: 

The Department of Planning, Industry and Environment recognises that we operate in a diverse community and welcome and encourage applications from all ages and genders, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, culturally and linguistically diverse groups, the LGBTIQ+ community, veterans, refugees and people with disability.