Case study 8.4

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

Palmerston North City Council – Challenging thinking allows the Council to generate ideas for improvement

A specific responsibility of the Palmerston North City Council's Special Projects Manager is to lead the advancement of asset management planning. As part of this, specific workshops are held with asset managers to identify the gaps and scope for improving current practice, as well as can reasonably be achieved. The Council's external technical advisors are involved.

The future direction for asset management planning is guided by asset management goals and objectives that provide a sound basis for developing specific improvement projects.