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A plan developed for the management of one or more infrastructure assets that combines multi-disciplinary management techniques (including technical and financial) over the lifecycle of the asset in the most costeffective manner to provide a specified level of service. A significant component of the plan is a long-term cashflow projection for the activities. IIMM
An Asset Management Plan (AMP) is a plan developed for the management of one or more infrastructure asset classes with a view to operating, maintaining and renewing the assets within the class in the most cost effective manner possible, whilst providing a specific level of service." LGAM
The defined service quality for a particular activity (i.e. roading) or service area (i.e. streetlighting) against which service performance may be measured. Service levels usually relate to quality, quantity, reliability, responsiveness, environmental acceptability and cost.
An Asset Disposal Plan is a plan that documents the timing of, and the costs associated with the disposal of assets. It typically forms part of an Asset Management Plan. LGAM
An Asset Management Improvement Plan is a strategic plan that provides for monitoring and control of the Asset Management Improvement Activites. It provides the link between the Asset Management Strategy and the annual operations plans and budgets. This plan will ensure that acceptable progress is made on improving asset management processes and procedures and that progress can be verified and quantified.
An asset class is a grouping of assets of a similar nature and use. LGAM
Stationary systems forming a network and serving whole communities, where the system as a whole is intended to be maintained indefinitely at a particular level of service potential by the continuing replacement and refurbishment of its components. The network may include normally recognised ordinary assets as components.
Infrastructure is any long-life physical asset that consists of an entire system or network (including components), not otherwise defined, which provides the foundation to support public services and enhance the capacity of the economy.
Physical assets that contribute to meeting the needs of organisations or the need for access to major economic and social facilities and services, eg. roads, drainage, footpaths and cycleways. These are typically large. interconnected networks or portfolios of composite assets. The components of these assets may be separately maintained, renewed or replaced individually so that the required level and standard of service from the network of assets is continuously sustained. Generally the components and hence the assets have long lives. They are fixed in place and arc often have no separate market value.
An activity is the work undertaken on an asset or group of assets to achieve a desired outcome. IIMM
The principal function of the Emergency Management Plan is to ensure the safety of the community by addressing the prevention of, response to and recovery from emergencies within a municipality.
Long-term financial plans take the funding projections for delivery of services from infrastructure, developed in asset management plans into a corporate financial plan covering all activities and services of the organisation. Long-term financial plans typically cover a period of 10 years. Accuracy and reliability of financial projections vary over the planning period ranging from good accuracy in the early years (1-3 years) to a lesser accuracy in the later years of the period. These relative accuracies are taken into account in annual updating and review of long-term financial plans. Based on the results of Australian local government financial sustainability reports, initial versions of the long-term financial plan may indicate that existing income levels will be insufficient in future to sustain existing service levels from infrastructure.
A plan containing the long-term goals and strategies of an organisation. Strategic plans have a strong external focus, cover major portions of the organisation and identify major targets, actions and resource allocations relating to the long-term survival, value and growth of the organisation. IIMM
The Financial Management Standard 1997 requires asset strategic planning to be undertaken by agencies as part of their strategic and operational planning processes. The asset strategic plan links with other strategic plans of the agency including finance, human resources and information systems as enabling strategies for the delivery of the agency's core services. A Strategic Asset Management Plan (SAMP) is a plan that documents service standards (set by the service provider) as well as an operations, maintenance and renewals strategy for achieving these standards. LGAM
The focus of the audit is to check the Asset Management Plan has:
- well-defined justifiable levels of service
- minimum assumptions relating to asset information
- a robust AM improvement programme with task priorities and resource requirements identified
- an enhanced description of AM techniques used to establish the most cost-effective (optimum) asset lifecycle treatment options (i.e. risk management, > predictive modelling and optimised decision- making)
- quality presentation, including a stand-alone executive summary and extensive use of figures and tables
- a focused plan with extensive use made of appendices.
An organisation such as a Local Council that is responsible for the management of infrastructure assets in a defined local area.