Councils Reforming Business Infrastructure Standards Model - Standardising Engineering Requirements Across Victoria Chris Newman Local Government Victoria.
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Councils Reforming Business Infrastructure Standards Model - Standardising Engineering Requirements Across Victoria Chris Newman Local Government Victoria - DPCD
Councils Reforming Business Councils Reforming Business (CRB) Originally funded in 2007 - $4.7m Partnership between DPCD and MAV Refunded to 2012 Working together across State and Local Government (and Federal) and with industry Focus on boosting efficiency, reducing costs and providing better services to communities.
Councils Reforming Business CRB Current Focus Areas Supporting Reform of foundation LG activities –Procurement –Asset Management & Infrastructure –ICT Strategy and Interactions –Financial Management –Local Law Making Reducing Burdens on Business –Better Practice Building Site Management –EasyBiz – OnLine Systems and Forms
Councils Reforming Business Why Collaborative Reform? Shared Federal, State and local government priorities and policy goals Integrate local government into the National Reform Agenda Address capacity issues for local government Significant savings available for both councils and business
Councils Reforming Business Why focus on Procurement? Vital role in delivering council and community objectives –Cutting costs –Maintaining probity –Creating local employment –Achieving social and sustainable outcomes Represents a large component of council activity and expenditure –Victorian local governments spend over $3 billion each year –More than half of councils’ overall expenditure
Councils Reforming Business LG Procurement Strategy - 2009 13 pilot projects New training programs Procurement Excellence Program – 2010-2011 Regional and Council Roadmaps for procurement development New Suite of Procurement Excellence Tools New Collaborative Procurement Grants Program Expansion of the Engineering Standards Project Procurement Excellent Program
Councils Reforming Business Inconsistent standards (eg: 90 kerb and channel profiles in Gippsland) No Opportunities for Collaboration Requirements unclear for Developers/ Contractors Outdated standards No standards at all Why Engineering Standards?
Councils Reforming Business Victorian Regional Infrastructure Design Manual Growth Areas Engineering Standards Manual Overseen by ‘Infrastructure Standards Committee’ Current Projects
Councils Reforming Business Based on the initiative of Campaspe/ Bendigo and Shepparton Councils Additional CRB pilot project to implement across 6 Gippsland Councils Now 19 regional Councils participating Standard drawings being completed Reviewed regularly by reps from across participating councils Victorian Regional Infrastructure Design Manual
Councils Reforming Business 1.Led by Regional Management Forum Procurement Group 2.Building on existing work 3.Engage across Councils 4.Ensure standards meet topographical needs 5.Consult with industry 6.Implementation process and integration with planning documented 7.Adoption through councils (underway) Gippsland Process
Councils Reforming Business Growth Area Councils and Growth Area Authority Urban standard prepared – Focus on Subdivisions Final consultation in June To be launched in August Growth Areas Authority Engineering Standards Manual
Share costs to review and maintain standards Shared risk Greater certainty for developers, contractors Less redesign - less time lost Skill portability between Councils Improve land affordability Effective implementation of best practice Opportunities to share knowledge/ experience Share capability development and training Benefits
Councils Reforming Business Council Reps Growth Area Councils North Central Region Gippsland Councils Geelong Other Reps DPCD, VicRoads, Growth Areas Authority MAV, IPWEA UDIA, CCF, ALDE Infrastructure Design Committee
Councils Reforming Business Roll-out Program Integration with Planning reform New Streetworks Code of Practice Training and Capability Development New links with VicRoads standards Strengthen links with Service Providers Integrate with specifications and broader procurement processes Interface with National Initiatives Infrastructure Design Committee - Key Initiatives
Councils Reforming Business Targeted regional workshops with IPWEA Part of roll-out of Procurement Excellence Program Close link to Asset Management Framework delivery Contacts to get involved: Councils Reforming Business (LGV) City of Greater Shepparton Growth Areas Authority Roll-out Program
Councils Reforming Business The Councils Reforming Business program presents a great opportunity for councils and industry partners to participate. To get involved in the program or for further information, please contact Chris Newman, Manager of Councils Reforming Business, on (03) 9651 7280 or firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively, please visit the Councils Reforming Business website at www.localgovernment.vic.gov.au/crb