The Cassowary Coast Regional Council manages assets with an approximate replacement value of AU $1 billion that span all traditional local government types, including roads, bridges, footpaths, water, sewerage, parks, community facilities, marine facilities, fleet, I.T. and ancillaries.
Summary asset information:
• Road Transport - 1232km of roads.
• Bridges - 162 bridges and 127 major road culverts
• Buildings - 398 buildings and structures
• Pathways - 55 km of off road pathways
• Marine - 347 marine assets
• Stormwater - 85km of stormwater network
• Water - 4 systems (1 treatment plant) with 756km of supply network
• Sewerage - 3 systems (2 treatment plants) with 215km of collection network
• Waste - 3 landfills and 7 transfer stations
Council adopted an Asset Management Policy on the 17th of December 2009, which commenced the implementation of dedicated Asset Management Plans and systems targeted at optimising asset services for the community. All first round Asset Management Plans were adopted during 2010/11 with numerous improvement projects resulting.
2. Service Level Framework, inc
b. Intervention Level Targets
b. Ranking and prioritising (Annual budget - scoring)
b. Water Network Model
c. Sewerage Network Model
d. Stormwater Model (Master Drainage Planning)
e. Parks and Open Space Plans (Recreation Planning)
2. Community Housing
3. Parks and Open Spaces
4. Playgrounds and Activity Centres
7. Off roads pathways
11. Water Supply
14. Transfer Stations
16. Information Technology
7. Water Supply
9. Waste Management
Next Steps 2012-2014
The next priority for council is to prepare Asset Management Plans for Fleet and Information Technology, closely followed by the separation of the Buildings and Facilities plan into several detailed plans (inc: Aerodromes, playgrounds, parks, community housing, etc).
There are numerous improvement projects occurring across council to optimise services and costs to ensure the public infrastructure is maintained to a desirable level, whilst not negatively impacting long term sustainability.