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Australia feature project: IPART (NSW) Open space embellishment levels of servcie and cost guideline

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The NSW government department IPART has engaged Xyst to prepare a report to provide guidance on their assessment of open space development contributions proposals.

The guideline provides a detailed list of typical levels of service for a range of park categories. This provides guidance as to what assets are typically either provided or not provided (based on the Revised Local Development Contributions Practice Note,  definition of  “base level” embellishment).

The guideline provides typical range of quantities and market costs for the provision of assets and development for each park category, to arrive at typical cost range for park developments.

City of Melbourne Parks AMP

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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.

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.

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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

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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.