Sustainable and affordable service delivery from infrastructure assets is critical for the successful economic, environmental and social activity of the nation.
Infrastructure such as water supplies, roads, sanitation, and public buildings are by far the largest investment and most complex assets that a community owns. Public infrastructure assets provide essential services that underpin community wellbeing.
Continuously seeking to improve infrastructure asset management capability can bring significant benefits. From creating employment opportunities to sustaining our natural environment, asset management of public infrastructure is the foundation of resilient communities and their long-term wellbeing. IPWEA supports infrastructure managers to understand and respond to the current and emerging infrastructure management needs faced by our planet.
This white paper identifies the importance of asset management and need for ongoing investment to building capacity the profession. Our recommendations for all levels of government will ensure infrastructure assets are managed effectively to provide the services that communities need.