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.

Drinking water from Rossarden, a small regional town in Tasmania, has won the prestigious international award of Best Municipal Water 2021.

The Berkley Springs International Water Tasting event is held annually in Virginia, USA. It is the first time the award has gone to drinking water from Australia.

Interestingly, only three years ago, water from Rossarden was under a ‘Do Not Consume Notice’ as it was deemed unsafe for consumption. Safe drinking water is necessary for the public health and wellbeing of communities, and therefore TasWater set about upgrading many of its assets. The 24glasses Regional Towns Water Supply Program involved the installation of seventeen water treatment plants, sixteen reservoirs, and more than seventy kilometres of new trunk mains, proving again the cascading benefits of asset management and its far-reaching effects into value for communities and the enterprise1.

The Rossarden Water Treatment Plant is one of the new water treatment plant assets owned and operated by TasWater. Winning the prestigious award is a boon for the state of Tasmania and Australia.  

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1 All information sourced: https://www.taswater.com.au/ArticleDocuments/484/Media%20Release%20World%E2%80%99s%20best%20tasting%20water%20found%20in%20regional%20Tasmanian%20town%2010%20June%202021.pdf.aspx