Government Community of Practice

Background

This forum was created in order for AM professionals in government bodies to convene, share, and grow their asset management skills and knowledge. It acts as a single meeting place for government professionals in asset management, bringing together and establishing connections that may have otherwise not been available.

Goals of the CoP

  • Bring together a group of like-minded professionals in government asset management
  • Share knowledge, experiences, and case studies in order to learn
  • Create strategies for implementing and improving current challenges in asset management in government departments
  • Help government bodies develop and enhance their asset management practice starting from the planning phase through to the retirement phase

Key meeting places of the CoP

The Sydney, Peth, Melbourne, Brisbane, and Hobart chapters will each hold government CoP events annually. To enquire about these events, please email the respective chapter chair.
For those who subscribe, a monthly newsletter will be emailed, containing all government-sector news in the asset management sphere.
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The Victorian government announced a large injection of maintenance funding for every Victorian government school. 

Mr James Merlino, the Minister for Education, made the annoucement on Monday 2nd September, stating that each government school will receive a share of $515 million. The boost of funding will ensure the existing 36,000 school buildings1are upgraded to provide school children a safe and modern learning environment. 

The funding will give the green light to essential, but often overlooked works, such as painting, replacing carpets and windows, upgrading facilities, landscaping and water services. Mr Merlino said, ‘Every single one of Victoria’s more than 1500 state schools will benefit from this investment.2'

The maintenance funding underpins other education budget investment initiatives, such as the Rolling Facilities Evaluation and Planned Maintenance Program. These capital investments ensure the school buildings are functional and well-maintained to meet the needs of contemporary educational programs and standards, providing a natural flow-on for Victorian children in every government school and classroom to receive a quality education. 

 

 


 

 

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