Training Facilitation

Xyst Canada has worked with NAMS Canada to provide asset management training across the county. This training provides a certificate in asset management planning and is recognized by the IPWEA. This project has seen thousands of participants receive their certificate and learn asset management topics such as: levels of service, risk management, demand management and […]

Lakeland District for Sports, Culture and Recreation AMP

Xyst Canada worked with Lakeland District of Sports, Culture and Recreation to mentor and complete six organization asset management plans. The plans were focused on recreation assets and included ice rinks, recreation facilities and sportsfield assets. This project identified risks, developed levels of service, created a governance structure and developed an extensive improvement plan.

Parks Cricket Specifications

Xyst Canada provided detailed specifications for cricket practice nets and a scope of work for cricket pitch maintenance and renewal activities. A high quality rendered image was also created to help pitch the project.

Capital Prioritization Tool

Xyst Canada Ltd. developed a tool based on criteria developed with internal staff. The ‘widget’ tool prioritizes all Parks capital projects. The project ranking results were communicated with CIty Council to determine capital costing and parks level of service.

Asset Management Saskatchewan Asset Management Training

Working with Asset Management Saskatchewan (AMSK) Xyst Canada Ltd. delivered in-person and virtual training. Topics included: – Levels of service – Risk – Long term financial planning – Demand management – Lifecycle financial planning

Asset Management Plans for The City of Cold Lake, Alberta

Manage and support internal staff during each phase of creating an asset management plan for the 4 main lines of service – Water, Sanitary, Water Delivery and Roads. Mentoring staff during each phase of developing the plan – identify asset categories, collect relevant financial data, identify risks, develop levels of service, create a governance structure, […]

Asset Management Policy for the Village of Cumberland, B.C.

The Council wanted a broad-based policy that captured natural and constructed assets, recognized the relationships with adjacent private and First Nations landowners, comprehensive to include employees and private contractors, and written in plain language.

Open Space Plan for Visitor Centre Park in the Town of Nanton, AB

The town wanted a park design to activate and invite residents and visitors to a vacant parcel of land that has been used as a parking lot for many years. Xyst Canada Ltd. and Xyst Limited combined forces to design a vibrant and sustainable park space for the client.

Jenn Benden

As a Director, my focus at Xyst is across parks and recreation consulting, business development, managing staff, and strategic direction. I grew up in Vancouver, Canada, have lived and worked in Australia, and now live in New Zealand. My specialist areas are strategic planning for parks, sport and community facilities, as well as project management […]


The management of trees and the urban forest is vital to mitigating the effects of climate change and to the health and wellbeing of communities


We do everything required to create safe, sustainable trails that allow people to enjoy the outdoors without having an impact on the environment

Service Delivery

From procuring and managing contractors to the practical implementation of strategic work, we can help you to deliver services efficiently


Along with Yardstick, our international benchmarking program for local government, if you need research to make good decisions, we can get it for you

Amenities & Facilities

Good quality, safe and well-maintained public amenities are essential for the convenience and comfort of people using our public spaces

Project Management

We specialise in providing specialist project management skills for parks, recreation and community projects. 

Play Spaces

From redevelopments to new builds, our children need safe, fun play spaces to get them outside for fresh air and exercise

Open Space Planning

Open space planning encompases everything to do with policy for open spaces in our communities including parks and playgrounds


With the growing demand for land and space, we can provide you with efficient strategies and solutions for managing cemeteries

Asset Management

Having accurate information about assets allows you to make practical, workable decisions about maintaining and developing community spaces

Chris Rutherford

I founded Xyst in 2002 and since then we have grown the company to the scale it is today.  Currently I manage the Australian branch from Melbourne, focusing on identifying opportunities for our company to work with like-minded clients and interact with our wonderful team around projects, opportunities, training and challenges. I endeavour to provide […]