Sydney Chapter Event Recap

Sydney chapter meeting1Recently, the Sydney Chapter Committee joined Sally Nugent and Eva Wispereit from AM Council National office to inspect the facilities at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park for AMPEAK 2015.

Many ideas were thrown around to transform what is essentially a blank canvas into a dynamic, engaging and comfortable space. With the experience provided by Frank and Paul from ProShow Productions, who have been engaged on a number of previous AM Council Conferences, I’m confident we’ll get a fantastic result.

Following on from the site inspection, we moved to the Novotel with additional members of the Sydney Chapter, where we had the pleasure of listening to two great topics:

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Tasmania Chapter Event Recap

Tasmania Chapter Event recap2Once again a successful technical seminar was held in Campbell Town, Tasmania. Earlier this month, sixteen delegates attended from all over Tasmania including representatives from TasWater, TasRail, TasNetworks, Hydro Tasmania, Local Government and Engineering Consultancies.

Mo Barghash gave a presentation on the latest news from the Council and an update on ISO 5500X assessor requirements.

Jon Drew - General Manager, Assets, TasRail - gave a presentation of the journey of asset management since he started with TasRail in June last year. He outlined his framework for successful asset management and identified areas where the organisation was developing a major move to drive better performance with a greater emphasis on a preventative maintenance regime.

Anthony Januba is a specialist in protection control for TasNetworks. His presentation centred on methodology for assessing risk of protection equipment failure for making decisions on repair refurbish or renewal. This risk’s costs are affected by failure from age, spare parts availability and manufacturers support all of which drive the economic renewal justification.

Andrew Sneesby from GHD gave an outline of an asset management framework that helps track asset management activities through their lifecycle. The intention was to show how this framework fits within the technical processes of the Asset Management System ISO 5500X asset management system model.

Thank you to everyone who presented, as well as to those who attended.

The next Tasmania event is scheduled for February 2015.

Adelaide Chapter Technical Session Report





Deryk Anderson presents

 at the Adelaide Chapter Technical Session 

Adelaide Technical Session 

The Adelaide Chapter of the Asset Management Council recently hosted a technical presentation whereby 20 local asset management professionals enjoyed drinks and nibbles while listening to Anthony Roe talk about Asset Component Management and Emily Spurling discuss ASC’s Changing Roll in Asset Management. Deryk Anderson spoke about current Asset Management Council initiatives and activities. After the presentations there was an informal swapping of stories, lessons learned and networking within smaller groups.

Adelaide Chapter Chair Tom Birdseye would like to thank Anthony, Emily and Deryk for presenting at the session. If other Adelaide locals have any asset management journeys they would like to present - whether of technical or abstract nature - please email

Melbourne Chapter to Host 4th Chinese Delegation Today

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A group of 20 from the International Cooperation Department, Ministry of Finance (MOF), P. R. China will be hosted by the Melbourne Chapter at Engineers Australia in North Melbourne today.

The group will examine Australian Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) case studies and approaches in infrastructure. Topics include:

  • PPP Governance - David Bacon, Major Projects Leader, Honeywell, Simon Taylor, Senior Bid Manager, Honeywell, and Ian McGrath, PPP Design Manager, Honeywell
  • PPP Information Management Overview - Michael Thomson, Managing Director, Affinitext
  • Asset Management System Requirements - Ken Robertson, National Technical Manager, Sodexo
  • The Risk Associated with Proximity of Housing to Major Hazard Facilities - Ian Thomas, I F THOMAS & ASSOCIATES

This will be the fourth Chinese Delegation that the Melbourne Chapter has hosted.

New Melbourne Chapter Chair

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

  • Greg Williams has been elected as Melbourne Chapter Chair; and
  • John Harris has been elected as Melbourne Chapter Deputy Chair.

Greg has agreed to take over the role as of Monday 28th July 2014, with John seamlessly continuing in the Deputy Chair role.

The Asset Management Council would like to extend its sincere thanks to Andy Webb, outgoing Melbourne Chapter Chair, for all his time and effort over the last few years.