Government Community of Practice


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.

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.

Incorporated in this strategic direction is the Dams Safety Management System. The DMSM is the primary means of ensuring that dam failure risks to life, property, the environment, and public welfare are managed effectively throughout the lifecycle of the dam.

From 1 November 2021, all declared dam owners must implement a DSMS to ensure the safety of their dam as well as compliance with regulations. The document must address the safety requirements of the regulation and should describe how the dam owner addresses the risks associated with failure of the dam, and also refer to other key documents that make up the management system such as the operations and maintenance plan and the emergency plan. The DSMS is based on requirements in accordance with ISO 550012.

For further information regarding the DSMS, please click here.  

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