Trains around Melbourne


In another instalment of Planes, Trains and Other Moving Assets, we’re taking a closer look at some of Melbourne’s level crossing removal projects.

Australia is experiencing unprecendented population growth, particularly on the eastern seaboard. With this growth in our cities and rural areas, there is an need to develop our infrastructure: roads, transport, services. Certainly this is the case here in Melbourne, with level crossings at major intersections coming down before our very eyes. The completion of the Caulfield to Dandenong Level Crossing Removal (CTD) project in 2018 saw the removal of nine dangerous and frustrating level crossings with replacement skyrail. The shifting upwards of the rail lines has created open spaces and community hubs, as well as increased the flow of traffic and decreased the time and frustration in commuters along the major arterial routes.

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Outsourcing Maintenance in your Organisation


We seem to live in an era of outsourcing. Anything that we no longer have the time or inclination to do, we outsource. Our home cleaning, our dinners, our grocery shopping is all examples of outsourcing and how it benefits us. But what is it teaching the younger generation about ‘elbow-grease’ work or the banalities of life? And does it give us cause to wonder about the chain of standards?

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In accordance with the Constitution of the Asset Management Council nominations were called for the position of Director on the AMCouncil Board of Directors.
Four candidates have successfully nominated for one position of Director which becomes vacant at the 2020 AGM. Voting is now open and closes at 5pm on Friday 17th April 2020.
The results of the election will be available at the AGM to be held on Monday 20th April 2020 at 1pm at The Crown Promenade, Melbourne, Victoria.
All financial members of the Asset Management Council are entitled to vote in this election.
To access the electronic vote click here and enter login details to verify membership.

Dr Anne Gibbs
Company Secretary, Asset Management Council Ltd

A huge pile of assets

digger 3784897 1920The Level Crossing Removal Project is a massive undertaking requiring hours of labour and works underway at various sites around the city and suburban areas.  As we sit in our cars, held up by traffic lights or a worker holding the Stop/Slow sign reminding us to take care, it can be easy to overlook the assets used in such a project.

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National Gas Reservation Policy


Who remembers using a piggy bank? As a child, you’d save one and two cent pieces; if you were lucky you might even get a silver coin to slide into the slot on the pig’s back. As the coins dropped you’d hear them clunk onto the others inside. Once the pig became heavy, with its tum full of coins, you’d go with your parents to the local branch of the bank, and deposit those coins into your own savings account. Saving for the future is a good plan.

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