Council’s assets range from roads and footpaths, to buildings, playgrounds, barbecues, shelters, vehicles, machinery and stormwater drains. In addition, we receive a number of “gifted” assets from State Government and developers which attract ongoing operational and maintenance costs over their life.
In simplest terms, asset management is about how assets are “looked after”, both on a day-to-day basis (operation, monitoring and maintenance) and in the medium-to-long term (planning, creation, renewal and disposal). We are committed to implementing asset management best practice across all areas of council. The Asset Solutions team support and guide the organisation to improved asset management.
The City of Marion’s Asset Management vision is:
To maintain the City of Marion’s assets to agreed levels of service which maximise community value throughout an asset’s life
Supported by four Strategic Objectives:
1. MAXIMISE COMMUNITY VALUE
2. DELIVER AGREED LEVELS OF SERVICE
3. INFORMED DECISION MAKING
4. OPTIMALLY MANAGED
Council will make effective and informed decisions through each stage of the asset lifecycle to achieve the Asset Management Vision and Strategic Objectives, by achieving four Outcome Areas:
Council's assets include:
It is the objective of Council to maintain these assets to an agreed level of service at the lowest cost possible through an asset's useful life. A key component of this is the creation and continual updating of Asset Management Plans.
Council currently has Asset Management Plans for the following asset classes: