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.

On 19th August 2021, VAGO tabled their findings to their audit on Major Infrastructure Program Delivery Capability.  Victoria's major projects pipeline has expanded dramatically since 2016, particularly for transport projects. Coinciding with this, the infrastructure boom on Australia's east coast has led to competition for workers and material resources. "To deliver projects cost-effectively and on time, public sector agencies need to identify resource gaps and strategically address any shortages.

The findings of VAGO are that audited agencies are not sufficiently strategic in planning for the material and human resources they need to deliver major government infrastructure projects. The consequence of this is that the risk of cost overruns and delays will be higher than it needs to be.  Read more at: https://www.audit.vic.gov.au/report/major-infrastructure-program-delivery-capability