Development of stormwater asset management plan for local council

Priest, Andrew James (2016) Development of stormwater asset management plan for local council. [USQ Project]

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This research project aims to develop a stormwater asset management plan for local council and how predictive modelling can be utilised to develop a more strategic advanced system. Local council have endorsed a ‘Core’ asset plan as the framework for all assets. The Chief Executive Officer has implemented a 95-point plan to improve council services and one of these is to progress from a ‘Core’ Asset plan to an advanced plan for all assets.

Sunshine Coast Council Stormwater Unit has made a commitment to progress from the ‘Core’ plan and in doing so has now undertaken a proactive CCTV survey of all existing asset classes with a focus on critical assets. Predictive modelling of existing reinforced concrete pipe has been identified as a key driver and how council monitor the asset condition and determine the residual life of the asset. These outcomes in turn are calculating the useful life of the asset and providing some effective comparisons with more conventional models.

A study was undertaken on a variety of stormwater networks and upon completion of the condition assessment and predictive modelling it was ascertained that these networks are not meeting their useful life expectation. This shortfall in useful life means that local council need to review all areas of the asset management plan including risk and criticality, levels of service, maintenance and renewal programs and growth management.

IIMM (2015) clarifies that for any asset management plan to be effective it has to rely on good data, robust assessment of asset condition and to ensure the lifecycle costs of the assets will provide a sustainable future. The dissertation has provided a positive and proactive process for local councils to achieve a sustainable system that will enable the organisation and key stakeholders to deliver over the long term.

The project has provided a solid base for council to improve on these processes and to also provide an opportunity for further development in how other asset classes can be incorporated into this plan.

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Item Type: USQ Project
Item Status: Live Archive
Additional Information: Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) Major Civil Engineering project
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Historic - Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences - School of Civil Engineering and Surveying (1 Jul 2013 - 31 Dec 2021)
Supervisors: Mahmood, Nateque
Date Deposited: 21 Jul 2017 04:19
Last Modified: 21 Jul 2017 04:19
Uncontrolled Keywords: asset management plan; predictive modelling; stormwater
Fields of Research (2008): 09 Engineering > 0905 Civil Engineering > 090509 Water Resources Engineering
Fields of Research (2020): 40 ENGINEERING > 4005 Civil engineering > 400513 Water resources engineering

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