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Asset Management

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.

Asset Management Policy and Strategy

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:





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:

Skilled People

Our people will provide outstanding asset management leadership to drive a focus on achievement, responsibility and accountability.

Accurate Data

Appropriate data validation procedures will ensure the integrity of Asset management data (i.e. the data is accurate, relevant and complete) and can be relied upon to make informed decisions in the Council’s (and Community’s) best interest.

Improved Processes

Our processes will be appropriate, streamlined, efficient, well-defined and documented.

Intelligent Systems

Our system will be a fully integrated system that is dynamic; is populated with timely and accurate data; has a user-friendly interface and reporting functionality; and has a strong emphasis on its Geographical Information System (GIS).

Council's Assets

Council's assets include:

  • Bridges
  • Reserves assets, benches / bins, etc.
  • Buildings
  • Road Seals and Pavements
  • Bus shelters
  • Signs
  • Coastal Walking Trail
  • Sports courts
  • Footpaths
  • Stormwater Pipes and Pits
  • Irrigation
  • Traffic control devices
  • Kerbing
  • Wetlands
  • Playgrounds

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:

Asset Management Plans