A local governments key role is to deliver services on behalf of the community. To do this, your local government invariably ends up owning a range of assets used to deliver services.
This workshop looks at key themes and uses practical real-life examples to help build your understanding and to support greater decision-making across your local government. Throughout this interactive workshop experienced facilitators will share insights, challenge thinking and raise awareness that participants can implements back in their own local government.
Topics that will be discussed include:
- Do you need to own the assets?
- Are there other ways of delivering the same service without owning an asset?
- How do you make that decision in an efficient and informed way?
- If you decide to own as asset, how do you know you can afford it over its fill life and along with all the other assets the local government owns?
- What if the asset is given to you by a developer, other tiers of government?
Your community is built on long life infrastructure managed by good decision making. These decisions impact the community, over a long period of time. Local governments role is to ensure the infrastructure remains healthy, is well maintained and supports the community by recognising that everything you do has an impact.
Following the workshop participants will have an understanding of:
- The impact the community has on your strategic outcomes and how the organisation focuses on achieving these.
- How the services should link to delivering these outcomes (Creating the service outcomes)
- How to determine which assets are required to deliver the service outcomes
- The true costs to look for in an asset decision. (Direct and indirect costs and the impacts that are often hidden)
- Whether you need to own (have care, control and responsibility of) assets (capital evaluation)
- Ensuring assets are working well and and delivered well for generations to come.
Who should attend?
This interactive workshop is designed to support Elected Members, CEOs and Senior Officers in their roles and build on existing strategic leadership skills and knowledge. The interactive workshop will provide opportunities for experience sharing and enable participants to broaden their knowledge by learning from others.
The workshop will be delivered by Bruce Lorimer, Managing Director and Chris Morrison, Advisory, Core Business Australia.