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Broadsound Shire-Setting Up Assets in GIS System

We have started to develop procedures and processes of handling our assets in the MapInfo by; 1. GBM Mobile for Asset Collections. 2. Asset forms to make sure asset data goes into Practical Accountant System in the correct format. 3.Basic work order setup. More to come over the next couple of months.

By |January 22nd, 2006|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Maroochy Shire-Council Presentation on Managing Unsealed Roads

Presentation covered; 1. Best practice operational techniques-ensuring better performing roads and less deterioration. 2. Engaging maintenance by using a condition intervention level-grading roads when the need requires it rather then by just requests or complaints. 3.Budgeting by Service Levels- See the cost and resources to meet defined services levels of condition and % of imported […]

By |January 22nd, 2006|Operational Techniques|0 Comments

Broadsound Shire – Budget Assistance

Just finished assisting management with preparation of roads and plant budget for 06-07. Also reviewed service levels for unsealed roads to determine budget amounts and finally we completed a review of the reserves amounts for the next 10 years of plant and reseal.

By |January 21st, 2006|Service Delivery|0 Comments

Livingstone Shire – Roads Valuation Project Finshed

Today after two month, we have finished the roads valuation project working closely with Council engineering and accounting staff. I think the documentation is the best to date. Hoping the Auditors see it that way. We used a combination of age and condition base calculations to determine the new valuations. Useful lives were determined by […]

By |January 20th, 2006|Revaluation, Works Program|0 Comments

Livingstone Shire – Proposal Saving for Sealing an Unsealed Road

Refined a model to determine the economic costs, time and vehicle cost saving for sealing a high unsealed road. Below are some extracts from the report. “The cost comparison shows gravel roads are 1.3 times more expensive than bitumen to maintain over the long term.” if the capitial cost of the seal was covered by […]

By |January 19th, 2006|Proposal|0 Comments

Nanango Shire – Unsealed Road Maintenance System

Initial implementation of system and procedures is complete. This has been the quickest implementation I have ever completed. Mainly due to the fact that their supervisors actually asked me to come and help. They were very keen to get things working better, which made it really easy to complete implementation. Thank-you to Graeme and John […]

By |January 19th, 2006|Road Maintenance|0 Comments

Nanango Shire – Unsealed Road Maintenance System

Initial implementation of system and procedures is complete. This has been the quickest implementation I have ever completed. Mainly due to the fact that their supervisors actually asked me to come and help. They were very keen to get things working better, which made it really easy to complete implementation. Thank-you to Graeme and John […]

By |January 19th, 2006|Service Delivery|0 Comments

Miriam Vale Roads Valuation

We have justed started on assisting council with their road revaluation. They will be checking some existing road details using GBM Mobile, PDA and MapInfor. This process is starting to become an affordable and easy way to check assets on the ground.

By |January 6th, 2006|Service Delivery|0 Comments

Nanango Shire -Assistance with 5 Year Road Works Program

We are working with Engineer staff to develop a 5 years works program for roads looking maintenance, renewal and capital works items. This has involved reviewing the difference between renewal and maintenance works with staff to ensure renewal works is not book to maintenance.

By |January 6th, 2006|Service Delivery|0 Comments