Sydney Chapter

  • AMCouncil at CIVENEX

    Steve Doran CivEnex Sydney Event 14 Mar 19

    CIVENEX is a large-scale construction event showcasing the latest projects and opportunities in building & construction in Australia. The event takes place at the Hordern Pavilion, one of the oldest landmarks in Sydney. Pictured is ex Sydney Chapter Chair, Steve Doran, representing AMCouncil at this year's CIVENEX, spreading the good word about the Value of Asset Management.

  • Announcing the 2021 Sydney Chapter Committee

    Following voting for the positions of Chapter Chair, Deputy Chapter Chair and Secretary, the Sydney Chapter is delighted to confirm that:

    • David Spiteri has been elected as Sydney Chapter Chair;
    • Samiha Najem has been elected as Sydney Chapter Deputy Chair and
    • Stephen Poropat has been elected as Sydney Chapter Secretary
  • Announcing the 2022 Sydney Chapter Committee

    The Sydney Chapter of the Asset Management Council held it's online AGM yesterday evening. We are delighted to announce the following new additions to the Chapter Committee for 2022/23. Welcome:

    • Timothy Dowsett
    • Lucy Nitschinsk
    • Paul O'Docherty
    • Ram Prakasan
    • Myles Gatherer (re-elected)
    • Asset Management System Benefits for Industry and Government

      AMBenefitRami Affan provided a great presentation on Asset Management System Benefits for Industry and Government in our Sydney Chapter's virtual technical meet last Thursday evening. An excellent summary of the Policy position and implementation requirements for NSW government agencies and a great update on where Infrastructure NSW is up to on their journey implementing consistent Asset Management Systems providing benefit for the citizens of NSW.

    • Back to Basics: Explaining Reliability, Availability, and the Meaning of “Life”

      Sydney 19 September 2018Back to basics: Explaining Reliability, Availability, and the meaning of “life” was the topic of the inaugural YAMP Sydney Chapter event last Wednesday evening for Sydney AMC members and guests by very experienced practitioner and trainer, Phil Clarke.

    • Career Opportunities

      JobsTransport for NSW has the following positions available:

      1. Systems Assurance Engineer

      2. Systems Assurance Manager

      For further information, read on.

    • Chapter Webinar on Wednesday! Open Registration

      Join the Sydney Chapter on Wednesday 18th March 2015 for their first ever live Webinar!

    • Climate Risk Management

      DH Climate Risk ManagementDigby Hall, director of Climatewise Design is a consulting architect and ESD consultant with over 25 years in the sustainable development field. Digby has extensive experience in leading organisations and projects from climate risk through to climate leadership using sustainability strategy and design. An engaging and motivational presenter and facilitator, Digby took the audience through the climate risk-to-reward spectrum in a webinar last night, exploring how an asset might respond to climate risk in achievable and profitable ways that can contribute to the owner’s brand strength.

    • Congratulations to our AMPEAK Leaderboard winners

      Congratulations to the winners of our AMPEAK leaderboard for accumulating the most points on the virtual platform during AMPEAK 2021. An Uber Eats giftcard is on it's way to each of the following:

    • Covid-19 Support for Businesses and Works in NSW

      Here are some links to information on COVID-19 support for businesses and workers in NSW that may be useful to the AM Council NSW members. 

      We hope all are keeping safe and well.

    • CPD Technical Webinar Series - June Sessions Announced

      Bringing theory to life - Journey with us as we take a deep dive into six aspects of asset management, with each month dedicated to one of the asset management landscape subject areas, now on June - Asset Management Decision Making | Free for AMCouncil members | An easy way to earn CPD |

      Register for individual sessions or click here to register for all of June's Decision Making sessions at once:

    • December Meeting Point out now

      December News

      AMCouncil December e-news is out now, the last one for 2018, packed with all the latest and greating AMCouncil happenings and news from the past month, including links to fantastic articles on:

      - Sydney Trains Asset Management System & ISO 55001:2014;

    • Global Standards working Together

      Image Three CroppedThe Sydney Chapter of the AMCouncil recently got together to take a look into Facilities Management and in particular the recent ISO Standards. Stephen Ballesty, Director In Touch Advisory, guided us through the new standards and the difference/alignments with ISO55000. Read on for further details.

    • How Asset Management is Driving Value in the Public Sector

      Tim Reardon Webinar Still 2In last week's Women in Asset Management webinar discussion Tim Reardon, Secretary of the NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet explored what asset management means to NSW Government, how it adds value for the community, how we can harness new technologies and innovation to deliver value and why people, especially women, should be excited to work in asset management in the public sector.

    • How Infrastructure NSW is Meeting the Challenge

      sydney4Many thanks on behalf of the Asset Management Council and our Sydney Chapter Committee to Rami Affan, Infrastrcuture NSW, for his excellent presentation on Wednesday night at Sydney Water's head office in Parramatta.

      The large audience clearly appreciated learning about Infrastructure NSW's State Infrastructure Strategy through the lens of asset management and the inclusive and collaborative deployment strategy (via such avenues as the AM Community of Practice and Asset Management Maturity Assessments both run jointly with the AMCouncil).

    • How Smart is your Data?

      Number globeThe Auburn Stabling project involves the construction of a new train stabling facility in Sydney's north-west, with the aim of catering for the expected increase in train services in Sydney's inner-west and south-west. Discover how a smarter use of data would prove critical to the project's success.

      Arup were engaged to deliver an Asset Management model for use during maintenance and improvement works. Through the use of leading software integration solution FME, Arup's team provided a solution which allowed for seamless transferring of features between disciplines regardless of the native format of the design software being used.

      Read more here. (This content is available for members only, see our affordable membership options here.)

    • How to be a Better Mentor and Technical Leader

      Presented by Richard Huber PhD and Thomas W Smith...

    • Meeting of the NSW Government Village

      NSW Govt Village

      The Asset Management Council was proud to play a major part in yesterday's meeting of the NSW government village along with Infrastructure NSW. The purpose was to formally launch the new NSW Government endorsed Asset Management Policy. It was also an opportunity to receive an update from the CEO of Infrastructure NSW on the key asset management policy reforms underway in line with the State Infrastructure Strategy 2018-2038.

    • New asset powers the town of Mallacoota

      AusNet Services recently installed Gippsland’s first community battery, powering the township of Mallacoota through a grid-connected energy storage system within its network.

      The Mallacoota Area Grid Storage (MAGS) is a $7.5 million1 project aimed to greatly improve power reliability in the town. The project involves creating new energy facility including assets such as a large-scale battery, generator and associated equipment. 

    • NSW Dams Safety – ISO 55001

      Dams Safety NSW is an independent regulator established under the Dams Safety Act 2015 and ensures that risks to public safety, the environment and dam assets are at an acceptable level. To achieve this, Dams Safety NSW has implemented its Strategic Plan 2020-2021 that sets the direction of safety guidelines and longer-term strategic outcomes to focus on its vision of safe dams for NSW1.