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New plan to help manage Council’s assets

New plan to help manage Council’s assets

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

A new plan that outlines how the City of Whittlesea’s multi-billion portfolio of assets will be strategically managed over the next 10 years was endorsed by Council at its meeting on 27 June.

The plan was finalised following public consultation throughout May.

The Asset Plan and associated plans for parks and open space, transport, buildings and facilities outline how Council will prioritise, maintain and manage our assets, which include roads, footpaths and playgrounds, over the coming decade.

Chair Administrator Lydia Wilson said she was pleased with the level of community interest in the plan with 35 submissions received.

“Council is responsible for more than $3.2 billion worth of infrastructure assets across the municipality, and it is a constant challenge to monitor, maintain and renew our huge portfolio in a cost-effective way. The Asset Plan is the blueprint for how we will achieve this and support the needs of our community both now and into the future,” she said.

“The Plan also identifies key areas that will be monitored to determine their impact on our assets, including demographic and technological changes, as well as climate change, with a focus on enhancing tree canopy cover and building new assets with climate change in mind,” Ms. Wilson said. 

Council currently manages approximately 475,000 assets including:

  • 1275km of sealed road and 85.4km of unsealed road
  • 1824km of footpaths trails
  • 1812ha of open space including 259 playgrounds, 74 sporting ovals and over 100,000 trees
  • 197 buildings
  • 1897km of drainage pipes and 73,170 drainage pits
  • 43 bridges
  • 13,257 light poles

You can view the Asset Plan click here