Infrastructure Asset Management

Infrastructure Asset Management


The key to your Council's financial well being

Infrastructure assets such as roads, drainage and buildings represent a significant capital cost to Local Government and these must be maintained over their life and eventually replaced.

Not managing infrastructure assets effectively results in:

  • Poor level of service to the community (more complaints to Elected Members)
  • Increase in user costs
  • Decline in economic activity (loss of people, industries, community facilities)
  • Increase in maintenance costs
  • Large funding needs in the future to renew aged assets
  • Increase in personal injury and property damage incidents
  • Increase in risk exposure and liability claims

Infrastructure Asset Management has three key messages to assist Elected Members in understanding infrastructure asset management issues and improving asset management capacity within their organisations. The three key messages are understanding your stewardship responsibilities, knowing what your community can afford and the need for long term planning.

Topics covered within the course include annual budgeting, budgeting constraints, long term financial planning, risk analysis, asset management plans, stewardship, community affordability and sustainable services.

Target Audience

Suitable for Elected Members who would like to increase their knowledge and understanding of their role within Local Government.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this program, participants should be able to:

  • identify the risks associated with the management of infrastructure assets
  • understand the life cycle costs of infrastructure asset
  • identify the revenue gap; and
  • develop a plan for financial sustainability.


9:00am - 4:30pm (8:45am registration)


$525.00 (GST exempt)

Additional fees apply for assessment. See the  Student Handbook for more information.

Cancellations, transfers and substitutions
  • Requested must be received in writing via email, letter or fax.
  • Cancellations received within 5 working days of the start of the course will incur a 20% administration fee of the full course cost.
  • Non-attendance or cancellations received within 2 working days of the start of the course will incur the full course fee.
  • Participants can only transfer course dates once without incurring the full fee.
  • Substitutions can be made at any time and no fee will be incurred.

Relationship to Competency Standard

DLGSAM501A - Manage assets sustainably


Accredited training Elected Member course
Infrastructure Asset Management (in-person)
  • Monday, 22 February 2021
  • Registration from 8:45AM
  • WALGA Office
    L1/170 Railway Parade
    West Leederville
  • $525.00 (GST Exempt)
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Infrastructure Asset Management (in-person)
  • Tuesday, 11 May 2021
  • Registration from 8:45AM
  • WALGA Office
    L1/170 Railway Parade
    West Leederville
  • $525.00 (GST exempt)
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