Policy and Strategy
The Local Roads Funding Gap – report for ALGA October 2010
This study identified the funds that had been spent on local roads in the period 1999-00 to 2009-10 an estimated the funding needs for the period 2009-10 to 2019-20.
Department of Planning and Community Development, Local Government Victoria 2012
Strategic review advice to DPCD on current status of asset management planning progress in local government in Victoria. Provision of advice on appropriateness of current legislative arrangements. Provision of advice on current progress towards achievement of state strategic plan.
Independent Inquiry into the Financial Sustainability of NSW Local Government
The Local Government and Shires Associations of NSW (LGSA) commissioned an Independent Inquiry into the Financial Sustainability of Local Government in NSW (Local Government Inquiry) in 2006. JRA provided the specialist report on Local Government Infrastructure.
Victorian Department for Victorian Communities, MAV, Vic Audit Office, VicRoads
JRA was engaged to assess and report on a methodology for the condition assessment and financial reporting and develop guidelines for Victorian Local Government.
Auditor General’s Office Tasmania – 1998 and 2001
To assess and report on the statutory asset management reporting practice for all Local Government in Tasmania and recommend a consistent approach and process for asset management assessment and reporting.
Auditor General’s Office Victoria 2001
Report assessing whether the funding models asset of Councils, the Grants Commission and Vicroads are conducive to effective and efficient asset management.
Metropolitan CEO’s group with Local Government Association of South Australia and SA Grants Commission 2001
“A Wealth of Opportunities” Report assessing the financial position of all councils in South Australia. Work included a web site providing asset management economic modeling and database for all SA councils and aggregated state-wide reporting.
SA Asset Management Advisory Committee 2002- 2005
“Step by step” mentoring and capacity building program for all SA Councils working with elected and administrative levels in local government over a 3 year period.
Australian Local Government Association and Commonwealth Department of Transport and Regional Services 2003
Report to the Commonwealth Government on the effectiveness of the “Roads to Recovery Program”. This included regional workshops across Australia and with State Local Government Associations of All States and Territories. JRA was part of the LGInfo Group.
Department for Victorian Communities – Local Government Division 2003- Ongoing
Asset management performance monitoring report, system and website for all Victorian Councils to enable the Minister for Local Government to monitor local government asset management sustainability and Councils progress in addressing the renewal gap and improving asset management practice.
AUSTROADS 2002 - Ongoing
Performance monitoring system, report and website for all Australian and New Zealand State Road authorities.
Asset Management Strategies
More recent projects include asset and knowledge management strategies and policy for Blacktown City Council NSW, City of Playford SA.
Over the past 9 years JRA has completed asset strategy and technology implementation projects for councils, water and wastewater authorities and airports in NSW, SA, VIC, WA, Tasmania and Queensland.
National Asset Management Committee
JRA has a key involvement in the operation of the IPWEA National Asset Management Committee and has been involved in the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and national training on the manual.
Referee : Chris Champion (National Executive Director): 02 92675236
Asset Management Systems and Consulting Services in Queensland
JRA has been selected through a tender process as one of the approved suppliers for asset management technology and consulting services to Queensland Government and provides services to 2 Airports and 18 Local Governments.
Technology and Systems
Department for Victorian Communities – Local Government Division 2003- Ongoing
Asset management performance monitoring report, system and website for all Victorian Councils to enable the Minister for Local Government to monitor local government asset management planning progress and progress in addressing the renewal gap and improving asset management practice.
ALGA and Department of Transport and Regional Services
Building a national local roads database for performance reporting of local roads.
Municipal Association of Victoria 2003 – Ongoing
Knowledge base and website to enable asset management capacity building and improve consistency in financial and management reporting.
Provision of Asset Management and Knowledge Management Specialist Advice
· Cockburn City Council
· Armadale City Council
· Rockingham City Council
· Canning City Council
· Marion City Council
· Burnside City Council
· City of Playford
· City of Onkaparinga
· Cambelltown Council
· Barossa Council
· West Torrens Council
· Holdfast Bay
· Department of Local Government
· Queensland University of Technology
· Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads
· Gold Coast Airport Ltd
· Rockhampton Regional Council
· Rockhampton Airport
· Whitsunday Regional Council
· FNQ ROC
· North East Region Water Authority
· Knox City Council
· Department of Planning and Community Development
· City of Greater Dandenong
· Glenelg Shire
· Mornington Peninsula Shire
· Corangamite Shire
· Melbourne Parks and Waterways
· Parks Victoria
· Wellington Shire
· City of Melbourne
· Boroondara City Council
· Victorian Auditor Generals Department
· Municipal Association of Victoria (MAV)
· Monash City Council
New South Wales
· Fairfield City
· Blue Mountains City
· Marrickville City
· Grafton City
· Nambucca Shire
· Canterbury City
· Shoalhaven City
· Coffs Harbour City
· Narrabri Shire
· Dubbo City
· Strathfield City
· Wollongong City
· Canada Bay
· Sutherland Shire
· Penrith City Council
· Parramatta City Council
· Gosford City Council
· Cessnock City Council
· Guyra Council
· Centre for Local Government Education and Research
· New South Wales Department of Local Government
· Leichhardt Council
· City of Sydney
· Bogan Shire Council
· Statewide Roads
· Auditor Generals Department
· Sorell Council
· Australian Local Government Association (ALGA)
· Australian Centre of Excellence for Local Government (ACELG)
· Institute of Public Works Engineering (IPWEA)
· Dunedin City Council
· Bay Area Rapid Transport (BART)
· Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) - Australian Infrastructure Financial Management Guidelines
· Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia (IPWEA) - NAMS PLUS templates and guidelines
· Asset Management Capacity Building - JRA has been working with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australia on the development of asset management templates that assist Councils to adopt the IPWEA International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) for the preparation of the Asset Management Policy and Infrastructure and Asset Management Plans.
This also involves the development of web-based tools and a dedicated web site to support practitioners.
· National Asset Management Approach - JRA has a key involvement in the operation of the IPWEA National Asset Management Committee and has been involved in the development and implementation of the International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and national training on the manual.
· Queensland Government - Financial Sustainability workshops for Mayors, Councillors and CEOs.
JRA supported the Department of Local Government (Queensland) in the provision of workshops and training material to Mayors and Councillors on asset management and sustainability. Some 10 workshops were undertaken in regional centres.
· NSW Division of Local Government - Local Government Capacity Building Program
JRA is working in conjunction with Local Government Managers Australia (LGMA) to provide training and workshops to NSW local governments on asset management and financial management improvement.
Blue Mountains City Council
Community Engagement on services, service levels, costs and risks.
A risk assessment informed the development of the service strategy options and the community engagement process.
Australian Local Government Association - National Local Roads Data System
Building a national local roads database for performance reporting of local roads. The National Local Roads Data System is designed to aggregate existing sources of local road information, to provide a simple consolidated national local roads data system.
Data is collected and aggregated from existing sources through State Grants Commissions and transport authorities. The data is accessible to ALGA, Local Government Associations, Council and other approved groups.
Wollongong City Council
Review of Implementation of Hansen asset management system and implementation of a knowledge management strategy to realign Hansen with Technology One and GIS including major business process and reporting review.
A risk assessment informed the development of the service strategy options and the implementation plan.
NSW Division of Local Government
Asset management maturity assessments under the National Asset Management Framework and produced asset management improvement plans for over 20 councils on behalf of the NSW Division of Local Government as part of its Local Government Reform Program.
Service strategies were developed as an outcome from the individual work undertaken with councils.
Local Government Association of Tasmania - Tasmanian Local Governments
Asset management maturity audits for 15 Tasmanian Councils to review asset management practices, systems and processes.
This also involved providing independent advice to the client on the appropriateness of the current program being undertaken.
Far North Queensland Regional Organisation of Councils
JRA has undertaken a number of projects with the Far North Queensland ROC (FNQ ROC) and associated councils to develop asset management strategies and plans and provide advice on improving service delivery and service strategies.