Local Government asset management is a huge task for a Property Manager or Assets Manager. It goes beyond managing the condition of council assets; it’s also about how the community interacts with the assets, and ensuring that the facilities will support your services both now, and in the future.
At the same time, you need to identify which assets fall short of required standards; establish budgets for the required works over the next 10 to 20 years; and know how to prioritise the works effectively to deliver improvements in your portfolio. This involves generating clear and detailed reports to assist with your funding applications – and all your processes need to align with NAMS and LAPA guidelines.
SPM Assets has developed Local Government asset management software, backed by our team of consultants and surveyors to assist you with the surveys, implementation, and strategic advice. SPM Assets has extensive experience in asset management plans for Local Government.
As you would expect from public sector property asset management software, it can handle all types of assets: everything from swimming pools to playing fields, libraries to town halls, office buildings to public toilets, roads and stormwater pipes. You will have a consolidated council asset register, accessible by everyone who needs it, so your entire team has up-to-date information on the asset condition, performance and risk.
What’s more, our Local Government asset management software will shorten decision cycles and clarify the process of choosing between projects to finance. The analysis and reporting tools help your Long Term Planning (LTP) process, and provide you with scientifically based data to support your decision making. This is particularly helpful should you need additional funding to achieve your asset management goals.
These asset management case studies highlight how we work with our customers to benefit them:
Cumberland Council realised that 90% of works being reactive plus paper-based data collection were holding it back. A planned approach has been implemented in workable stages.
Hastings District Council’s long-term planning was hindered because data was stored in spreadsheets that could only be accessed by key staff. These problems were solved virtually overnight.
SPM Assets’ work with Wellington City Council will allow for evidence-based decision making and better portfolio management for future generations via improved management of whole-of-life costs.
The formation of Australasia’s largest local government body required the alignment, integration and migration of complex legacy databases covering a diverse range of assets valued at over $1.8bn.
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