Conference Day Two: Thursday, 20 July 2017

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Registration and Welcome Coffee

Conference Chair:

Phil Kerin

Service Asset and Configuration Manager
Treasury and Economic Development Directorate ACT Government

9:40 AM - 10:20 AM CASE STUDY: The City of Greater Bendigo’s Approach to Managing Stormwater Drainage Assets in Brownfield’s sites

Mark Atkinson, Coordinator Infrastructure Development, City of Greater Bendigo
Between 2010 and 2015 Bendigo experienced several significant storm events that revealed substandard parts of the drainage network. The circumstances that led to this included: Poor development practices of the past; interference with stormwater infrastructure; insufficient & differing design standards, and inadequate maintenance.
This session will overview:
  • The approach the City of Greater Bendigo is taking to address the problem, including how it is prioritising the renewal of stormwater infrastructure
  • How data is being managed to improve asset outcomes
  • How condition and network capacity is being assessed
  • The strategic approach taken to ensure challenges of the past are not perpetuated through new development
  • How customer service is being delivered and levels of service are being communicated.

Mark Atkinson

Coordinator Infrastructure Development
City of Greater Bendigo

10:20 AM - 11:00 AM CASE STUDY: Developing an Asset Support System for the Department of Defence’s Submarine Project and Ensuring Stakeholder Adherence

CAPT. David Eccleston, Director Support System Future Submarine Program, Department of Defence Australia
The Department of Defence’s new submarine project isn’t just an impressive endeavour on an operations scale, it also aims to embrace an asset management culture to deliver an improved level of through life support. This requires an ongoing evolution of the existing support system for future submarines, and top-down support from management.
This session will review:
  • How the asset management team is working with submarine designers and equipment acquisition coordinators in order to support future asset management
  • Ensuring supportability is designed into the submarines and their Support System, with particular focus on ensuring system maintainability, reliability and availability as well as a reduced through life cost .
  • Putting together the support system that has an ongoing assurance regime that assesses itself

CAPT. David Eccleston

Director Support System Future Submarine Program
Department of Defence Australia

11:00 AM - 11:30 AM Solution Provider Thought Leader Session


12:10 PM - 12:50 PM DELEGATE DEBATE: The Key Purpose of Asset Management is Accountability

*Each table is given an affirmative or negative placard as well as their speaker order. They get 15 minutes to create an argument that supports or refutes the given statement, aft er which each table will send a speaker who will have 2 minutes to get up and present their case. The chair then gets to choose which table wins: winners get a prize!

12:50 PM - 1:30 PM Managing Heating, Ventilation and Air- Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVACR) in Order to Reduce Consumption Costs

Tim Edwards, President, Australian Refrigeration Association
In October 2016, Australia Standards significantly updated its refrigeration standards in order to ensure steps were taken towards low-emissions in the HVACR industry. Moreover, HVACR accounts for 40% of total building consumption. As such, it is pertinent to all public sector asset managers to understand the ways in which selecting the right systems can reduce the amount of energy consumed in government buildings.
This session will discuss:
  • Understanding the current drivers of change within the industry and how this will lead to changing demands for HVACR use and maintenance
  • Reviewing how these changes can lead to greater cost efficiencies through the proper asset management
  • How the public sector can become change leaders in emissions reduction through strategic change

Tim Edwards

Australian Refrigeration Association


2:30 PM - 3:10 PM CASE STUDY: Doing More with Less: Budget Friendly Service Delivery

Brian Frankham, Director of Asset Performance Management, Department of Education NSW
Government departments must ensure that their asset management strategies incorporate planned asset renewal, maintenance and validation with both fiscal responsibility and continued service delivery in mind.

This session will discuss:
  • Prioritising assets to delegate which require maintenance
  • Implementing asset frameworks and improving on them over time
  • Assessing asset value for the benefit of both current and future service delivery

Brian Frankham

Director of Asset Performance Management
Department of Education NSW
Since its release in 2014, few institutions have become certified in ISO 55 000. This panel discussion will review the reasons why, and key strategies for being certified. It will include questions from the audience as well as others such as:
  • What are the main challenges that institutions face when it comes to being certified in ISO 55 000?
  • What are the main mistakes departments can make when trying to become certified?
  • How can departments implement ISO 55 000 and still keep in line with their service delivery and long-term objectives?
  • What are some practical approaches to achieving the outcomes set out in ISO 55 000?


Glen Alanne

Asset Manager
Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population & Communities Australia

Toby Horstead

Principal Manager Network and Asset Strategy, Asset Standards Authority
Transport for New South Wales

Clare Scanlon

Asset Management System Coordinator
Sutherland Shire Council


4:20 PM - 4:20 PM Main Conference Close