Case study 5.7

Asset management for public entities: Learning from local government examples.

Wanganui District Council – Taking a structured approach to its process of recording changing asset data

Recording relevant asset data for inclusion in the asset register can be expensive and difficult, given the range of possible data to collect. Wanganui District Council uses an innovative technique to ensure the recording of only essential data, which provides added value to asset managers. An electronic form (ADR) has been developed to capture data on assets that has been acquired, added, disposed of, or replaced. This form self-populates with current asset information when the asset identification is entered. The asset manager can then alter any existing data as required, and send the form to the asset management team for updating of the asset register. This provides an auditable trail of data updates.

Wanganui District Council's ADR form

wanganui dc adr form