Asset And Activity Management

Tauranga Boat Ramps Observational Study

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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.

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.

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.

Margaret Mahy Family Playground Facilities Management Plan

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Xyst was engaged by the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority to provide a detailed facility management plan for the new Margaret Mahy Family Playground. This $20m playground is billed as one of the largest in the southern hemisphere and includes water play, sand play and other dynamic play elements. Xyst prepared an asset register and developed standard operating procedures for the inspection and maintenance of the playground and associated facilities.  iAuditor templates enable the on-site facility manager to check the playground daily for compliance with the service standards as part of the quality plan also developed by Xyst.

IPWEA Practice Notes

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Preparation of Parks Asset Management guidelines which are part of a series of Practice Notes being developed by the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia to assist practitioners in the management and delivery of parks assets and services.

Completed Practice Notes include:

PN 10.1 Inventories, Condition and Performance Grading, which includes an update of the original PRAMS condition grading guideline.

PN 10.2 Renewal Planning, Valuation and Asset Management Plans

Under development:

PN 10.3 Service Levels is due for publication in May 2017