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9:00 9:10


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9:10 – 9:40

Opening Address

Steve Verity, Asset Management Specialist, JRA

What are the issues relating to Asset Management in Parks

9:40 10:15

Local Government Association

Rob Spence, Chief Executive Officer, MAV

Why is Asset Management policy formulation important?
What is the STEP Program?
How the STEP Program can assist you in the Asset Management of Parks

10:15 10:45

Morning Tea

19:45 – 11:15

YardStick Program

Jayson Kelly, Director, YardStick

What is YardStick and how can it assist you in Asset Management of Parks
How YardStick can assist you in Benchmarking and meeting ‘Best Value’ requirements

11:15 – 11:45


Brimbank City Council – Creating Better Parks Strategy

Adrian Gray, Acting Manager Urban Design

Bright Osagiede, Asset & Spatial Information Coordinator

Why Brimbank decided to create their Creating Better Parks Strategy and how it is being implemented
How has Brimbank dealt with the new park assets in relation to the Asset register and renewal process?

11:45 – 12: 15

Asset Management Along Waterways

Representative from Waterway Asset Management, Melbourne Water

How do Melbourne Water deal with Asset Management along waterways
Best practice of shared asset management with Municipalities
How can Melbourne Water and municipalities better work together

12:15 – 12:30

Citywide Presentation

12:30 – 1:30


1:30 – 2:45


Different ways of Approaching Asset Management in Parks

Phil Plumb, Manager Horticulture Services, City of Monash

Shane Walden, Manager Parks, Wyndham City Council

Craig Medcal, Manager Parkswide, City of Whitehorse

This panel will provide insight into how their municipalities approaches Asset Management within Parks

2:45 – 3:15

Tools to assist Asset Management in Parks

Peter Way, Chair NAMS.AU, IPWEA Australasia

Practice Notes: Condition Assessment and Performance of Parks Assets
AUS-Spec: Standard Specification for Parks and Open Space Asset Maintenance
ISO 55000 Series: Asset Management Standards

3:15 – 3:45

Afternoon Tea

3:45 – 4: 45


Fire planning and how it effects Asset Management of Parks

Conal Creedon, General Manager Infrastructure Services, Nillumbik Shire

David Allen, Community Safety Manager District 14, CFA

Lew Wilson, Municipal Management Coordinator, Manningham City Council

How Fire planning has impacted on reserve management within municipalities
How has Fire planning influenced the development of open space, regarding the types and placement of Assets
How can municipalities work better together with state government agencies

4:45 – 5:00

Conference Summary

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