Waugh Infrastructure Management (WIML) has developed a resource to evaluate Asset Management Plans in comparison to the appropriate key asset management principles as detailed in the 2015 International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) and Local Government Act (LGA) for the District or City.
What do you get out of this?
A final Report is prepared which includes:
- Assessment results and comments
- Comparison graphs against AM Policy requirements
- Prioritised Item Improvement Plan (in excel format) for staff use
The AMP’s will be assessed using the 12 assessment areas shown below and comparison to the existing appropriate Asset Management level for you the Client:
- Description of Assets
- Levels of Service
- Managing Growth
- Risk Management
- Lifecycle Decision making
- Financial Forecasts
- Planning Assumptions and Confidence Levels
- Outlined Improvement Programme
- Councils Commitment
- Planning by Qualified Persons
- AMP Format
Assessment will also consider the 30-Year Infrastructure Strategy. An optional assessment of the NZTA Business Case Approach (Transport) is also available.
These assessment areas have a number of elements with subsequent question areas (generally covering the areas in the International Infrastructure Management Manual – IIMM) that we consider are appropriate to indicate that the purpose of the AMP is fully incorporated.
While this is assessment is subjective, the extent of assessment (96 Assessment Element items and over 200 question area items) minimises the subjectivity to allow good repeatability in the future by either internally or externally resources.
Our standard assessment methodology has been reviewed and incorporates appropriate changes from International Infrastructure Management Manual 2015, ISO55000 guidelines, and 2014 Amendment of the Local Government Act.
To ensure that Council staff has an input to the AMP assessments, once the initial assessment has been carried out by Waugh Infrastructure, input from Council staff will be required.
We consider a workshop to be the most appropriate method of achieving this.
Following the assessment, Council staff will also be in an improved position to determine how the Councils Appropriate Asset Management level can be delivered for Council in the long term.
Where applicable, comparisons will be provided between the new assessment and the previous assessment.
Improvement Plan Items will be identified for inclusion in AMPs.
International Infrastructure Management Manual 2015
Local Government Act – 2014 Amendment
NZTA Better Business Case Approach