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IPWEA Parks Seminars. In-house delivery now available for those unable to attend

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Xyst has recently completed delivery of the annual Parks Seminar series throughout Australia with sessions on Levels of Service, Service Reviews and developing a performance assessment approach for parks.

If you would like more information on any of these topics or would like to arrange for the delivery of this training, or any other past topics, please contact brian@xyst.biz

Nelson City Parks & Recreation Management Service Review

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Xyst was engaged to review the functions and services undertaken by the Parks and Recreation team within the Operations business unit at Nelson City Council

The review seeked to understand which functions and services Council’s Parks and Recreation Team currently provides in regards to the operational management of Council’s parks, reserves, and public facilities, the current state of these functions and services, and the effectiveness and efficiency of the current team resourced to deliver them.

Additionally, the review examined how the outputs and outcomes which Council and the community require from Council’s parks, reserves, and public facilities are determined, whether there is an agreed set of deliverables for the Parks and Recreation Team and whether there are any gaps or over-delivery in the management of such services and functions

New Melbourne & Brisbane offices

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Brian Milne has recently established a new office based in Brisbane and enjoying the views of the Brisbane River from the inner city suburb of New Farm and Jayson Kelly is now based in Melbourne, in the leafy environs of North Balwyn.

IPWEA Practice Note 10.4 – Service Delivery – now available

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Xyst has been engaged by IPWEA to prepare a series of Practice Notes (PN) for parks management. The purpose of the PN’s is to provide sector specific practical guidance to implement the principles of the International Infrastructure Management Manual.

Practice Note 10.4 is designed to provide practical, parks specific management advice and guidance. It uses best practice principles combined with industry examples to implement parks management tasks in the areas of:

  • Service delivery planning
  • Service reviews
  • Service delivery specifications
  • Quality management
  • Contract management
  • Maintenance planning
  • Financial requirements for operations and maintenance
  • Documenting the above information in the lifecycle management section of the asset management plan

PN 10.4 is available from the IPWEA website bookstore www.ipwea.org/publications/bookshop

 

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NZRA Lighting & Wayfinding Seminars

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Training for the assessment of lighting infrastructure and the range of lighting options available and the benefits and drawbacks of each option to enable better procurement and asset management decisions.

Training for undertaking wayfinding audits, assessing current sign system and identify opportunities for improvement. Understanding the range of sign production and management options and the role of social media and technology in wayfinding.

Aerial drone services now available in N.Z. and Australia

By | Asset And Activity Management | No Comments
We utilise a variety of technologies to deliver asset inspections, park and vegetation overviews and aerial photos in a safe and efficient manner.  Inspection of buildings, other high assets and difficult terrain is undertaken with Xyst’s drone complete with high resolution stabilised camera. As well as providing a unique view of assets, Xyst’s use of drone technology coupled with our parks and recreation expertise gives you new insights to parks planning and asset management.
Photo of recent parks asset condition survey for Central Otago District Council.
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City of Whittlesea– Key activity review

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Review the performance of key maintenance activities (mowing, trees, horticulture, infrastructure and sportsfields) using asset growth, asset condition and quality auditing data.  Conduct interviews with maintenance contractor to identify strengths and weaknesses.  Review Council’s parks management team structure, resources and policy support.  Recommend future direction for managing and maintaining Council’s parks network.