Government Community of Practice

Background

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.

The Asset Management Council Perth Chapter facilitated a government focused community of practice with virtually all agencies with large infrastructure asset portfolios represented, as well as the AMCouncil national chair, Dave Daines, and Perth Chapter chair, Dr Carla Boehl. This is the 4th government CoP the Chapter has run in recent years.

Phil Helberg (Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure WA) presented on the State Infrastructure Strategy, and outlined the importance of effective asset management in managing existing assets, in addition to considering new infrastructure. Nigel Gravett (Asset Management and Infrastructure Operations Manager, Public Transport Authority) and Brett Belstead (Director Network Management, Main Roads WA) kicked off a panel discussion by outlining their agencies' progress in developing asset management plans and some of the lessons learned. The presentations were very well received and provoked some good discussion.

Thank you to our Perth Chapter and in particular, James Wright on the committee, who was instrumental in putting this event together. Some pictures from the morning follow: