The brief for this project was to provide empirical data about the use of Tauranga City Council boat ramps and associated parking areas at Sulphur Point and Mount Maunganui to support decision making about the future of these assets. The study was undertaken at three locations in early 2019, and involved vehicle and trailer counts in six separate use zones, and park user counts at Marine Park. Counts and observations were supplemented with drone aerial photography to provide further evidence of how the areas are used, particularly at peak times.
Xyst provides unique expertise and experience implementing asset management practices for the parks industry. We have over 20 years experience with a wide range of asset management projects in previous council asset management roles, together with successfully delivering projects and providing asset management support to a wide range of clients throughout Australia and New Zealand.
As the leading parks asset management specialists we are engaged by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to deliver asset management training and develop a series of Practice Notes providing practical advice and guidance for the implementation of asset management practices for the parks industry.
- Asset management plan preparation
- AM assessment and improvement planning
- Service levels development
- Asset Management Plan peer review
- Asset condition and data collection
- Asset management training
- Parks asset valuation
Selwyn District Council has utilised the services of Xyst for a number of projects over the last couple of years. This has included assistance with developing sections of the Community Facilities Activity Management Plan. Xyst are genuine experts in this area and have provided high quality input to this plan that has made it both more useful and readable. Xyst have recently provided advisory services on sports field lighting for a major sports park development project in the district. We found their technical expertise in this field to be very useful in making the right decisions on significant capital investment. Xyst have also carried out parks contract audits for us and produced informative reports and analysis of the results.Mark Rykers, Selwyn District Council
Xyst have assisted Waikato District Council with the formulation of documents, which assist in setting the strategic framework and asset management of the parks and open spaces that the Council administers. These include Reserves Act Management Plans, a Parks Strategy; Activity Management Plan for the LTP and asset focused work such as the Playground Strategy. Xyst have impressed with their industry knowledge and add huge value to these projects, helping to set up Waikato District with a strategic direction for parks which has not been previously clear.Andrew Corkill, Waikato District Council
The three primary benefits of our association with Xyst and Yardstick has been: 1) meeting and collaborating with the best people in the parks business - Chris and Brian have been an invaluable resource in supporting & implementing asset management strategies in our organization; 2) meeting and sharing in the collective knowledge with other international Yardstick members including Helsinki and Dublin, and 3) providing a standardized framework to evaluate our existing AM system with other like-minded organizations and using the results to establish a clear line-of-sight for on-going improvement.Todd Reichardt
Recent Asset Management Projects
Preparation of City of Melbourne’s first parks asset management plan.
The plan follows the standard structure defined by the IIMM 2016 and has included an asset management maturity assessment and improvement plan, ongoing development of new levels of service framework, risk management analysis and analysis of their parks management strengths and weaknesses, to produce a clear improvement plan to drive future work.
Preparation of an asset management program suitable for on-line delivery. Designed to provide a comprehensive introduction to asset management for the parks industry across Canada
Identify and document development and operating levels of service that will guide future development, asset renewal and maintenance for all of Melbourne City’s parks.
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