The New Zealand Local Government Act specifies a cycle of Council Long-Term Plan updating based on our 3-year electoral cycle. The next Long Term Plan updates are due in 2015.
Long-Term Plans are underpinned by Asset Management Plans, as the expenditure on activities and the assets that support those activities make up most of NZ council expenditure.
Resulting from the legal requirements to update Council Long-Term Plans, 2014 is the year Asset Management Plans must be updated so the supporting information can flow into the Long Term Plans in a timely and considered manner.
For most Councils, this means that Asset Management Plan updating needs to be finished in the period July-September 2014.
Over the next few blogs, I have posted a series of short blog posts covering wider topics that I believe need to be considered in the 2014 Asset Management Plans.
The topics I have covered are:
- Good Project Planning and Your AMP Updating Programme
- Census Data for Update – Population and Demography Projections
- Local Government Act Changes – The Purpose of Local Government
- Local Government Amendment (No 3) Bill – Infrastructure Strategy Requirements
- Local Government Amendment (No 3) Bill – Development Contribution Changes
- Natural Disasters, Resilience and Contingency Planning
- Mandatory Performance Measures (Department of Internal Affairs)
- Insurance Changes
- ISO 55000
- Application to your AMP
- Water and Sanitary Services Assessment updating
- Office of the Auditor General Guidance and Audit Requirements
- Regional and District Plans, Strategies and Changes – application to your AMP
- Valuation Updates
- Asset Management Improvement Programme – delivery and updating
This list can also be used as a high-level checklist to make sure you have haven’t missed any important topics
PHOTO CREDIT: Karl Hipolito