Victorian Local Government Bill 2019

Gov Bill

Last year, in November, the new Local Government Bill was introduced to Parliament. The bill will become law imminently, and will take effect in a progressive motion across 2020, and into 2021.

The bill is the result of many years of extensive engagement with Victoria’s 79 councils, ratepayers, stakeholders and communties, and seeks to reform and improve the way local government works in the state of Victoria.  With a focus on training for councillors, and strategic planning in the areas of financial management, community vision and good practice guidelines, the introduction of the bill brings in a new era of local governance.

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Celebrate International Women's Day with our top three WiAM broadcasts

International Womens Day 2020International Women's Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. To celebrate, let's take a look at our top three AMCouncil webinars broadcasted throughout recent times by our Women in Asset Management special interest group (WiAM). We hope you enjoy them.

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Infrastructure Australia’s Priority List 2020

Priority List

Infrastructure Australia has released its Infrastructure Priority List for 2020, with board chair, Julieanne Alroe, stating it features thirty-seven new proposals. Ms Alroe notes the wide range of sectors covered include water, energy, health, waste and transport.

The Priority List is supported by the evidence raised from the 2019 Infrastructure Audit, and submissions from government departments, industry and the community.

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Rail and Wheel Deterioration

Wheel Det

For trains, wear and tear on rail and wheels are par for the course. Rail and wheels deteriorate due to wear, plastic deformation and fatigue. Rail-wheel deterioration, if ignored, can cause safety issues with the train and its passengers, risk of derailment, and also affect the lifecycle of the asset. It makes sense for rail infrastructure owners and train companies to develop integrated economic decision-making for operational and maintenance strategies.

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