The Department of State Development, Local Government, Infrastructure and Planning (SDLGIP) has undertaken a process of engagement with industry to understand the issues the long-term financial sustainability of councils in Queensland. A discussion paper on a proposed framework invited feedback from the industry (closed 30 November).
Elements of the framework include: operating environment, financial
performance, asset management, governance and compliance. Councils are grouped in the framework based on population to enable a tailored approach for considering
sustainability. Councils will report on financial and asset sustainability ratios.
The 2021 Asset Management Symposium established the benchmark for ongoing conversations regarding best practice asset management for the next decade. Delegates from a wide range of disciplines and councils and organisations of various size and maturity, gained a better understanding of the asset life cycle and an appreciation of the role they play in the efficient and effective management of the assets, and the levels of service, which support our communities
Colin Warmington, Bundaberg Regional Council
Andrew Whitby, Rockhampton Regional Council
Justin Fischer, Cassowary Coast Regional Council
Colin Chambers, Douglas Shire Council
Brendan Moon, Queensland Reconstruction Authority
Tim Heldt, TMR (Chair)
Kylie Munn, MacMunn Group (Deputy Chair)
Craig Young, Somerset Regional Council