Councils asked to contribute
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New National State of the Assets (NSoA) report
The Australian Local Government Association (ALGA) is partnering with the Institute of Public Works Engineering Australasia (IPWEA) to produce the next National State of the Assets report, which aims, among other things, to provide a sound rationale for targeted support to local government from other spheres of government.
All 537 councils will soon receive an email inviting them to provide financial and performance data on the following asset groups:
- Roads – Sealed and Unsealed;
- Bridges – Timber and Concrete;
- Building and Facilities;
- Parks and Recreation;
- Water and Wastewater; and
- Airports and Aerodromes.
The 2018 NSoA Report, based on the responses of more than 400 councils, found that 63 percent of infrastructure assets was rated as being in good condition, while 9 percent was rated as poor. The remaining 28 percent was rated as fair. The report put the cost of renewing or replacing substandard assets at $30 billion.