The Asset Management Council Perth Chapter facilitated a government focused community of practice with virtually all agencies with large infrastructure asset portfolios represented, as well as the AMCouncil national chair, Dave Daines, and Perth Chapter chair, Dr Carla Boehl. This is the 4th government CoP the Chapter has run in recent years.

Phil Helberg (Chief Executive Officer, Infrastructure WA) presented on the State Infrastructure Strategy, and outlined the importance of effective asset management in managing existing assets, in addition to considering new infrastructure. Nigel Gravett (Asset Management and Infrastructure Operations Manager, Public Transport Authority) and Brett Belstead (Director Network Management, Main Roads WA) kicked off a panel discussion by outlining their agencies' progress in developing asset management plans and some of the lessons learned. The presentations were very well received and provoked some good discussion.

Thank you to our Perth Chapter and in particular, James Wright on the committee, who was instrumental in putting this event together. Some pictures from the morning follow: