The City of Greater Geraldton (The City) required the services of a consultant to prepare an Asset Management Plan (AMP) for Bridges, Floodways and Major Culverts. Recent amalgamations with adjoining Shires had left the previous Transport Asset Management Plan (AMP) outdated, and it did not contain the level of detail to sufficiently inform Council of their critically owned infrastructure Assets.
Talis developed an AMP for Bridges, Floodway’s, and Major Culverts to capture the unique management and maintenance practices and to identify the risk profiles for this asset class. The Asset Management Plan was developed in accordance with the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries – Integrated Planning & Reporting (IPR) Framework “Asset Management – Frameworks & Guidelines”.
The project comprised of an all in-field asset inspections and detailed condition assessments (components and overall structures) and developed detailed maintenance schedules, forecast renewal plans, risk management profiles, upgrade opportunities and an overarching AMP. The inspection team worked remotely (4-hours north of Perth), whilst also engaging through teleconference communications and remaining in frequent email and phone contact.
The high-level outcomes were presented to the City’s Executive with some alarming observations that identified some critical assets in very poor condition. Recommendations made by Talis lead to the City immediately applying for renewal funding from the State Government.