Parks Webinar

Parks Online Course

Asset Management for Parks, Open Spaces and Community Facilities

This course will be conducted online, involving a mix of lecture type sessions, group activity, discussions, and assessment. This course provides a great opportunity to learn form peers working in other jurisdictions and to share and debate current practice.

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Designed specifically for professionals involved in the planning and management of recreational facilities and open spaces, this course covers the key concepts of asset management, as they apply to a parks and recreation context. With a focus on developing capability and understanding this course will aid participants in understanding their role in asset management, understanding the process of asset management and the fundamentals of asset management accountability, risk, service and financial efficiency.

This course is perfect for professionals working in both the public and private sectors, including parks managers, recreational planners and parks asset officers.

About the Webinar: Asset Management for Parks, Open Spaces and Community Facilities

Mode: Online

Format: 3 x 3 hour sessions, conducted over 3 weeks (total 9 hrs)

Session 1 | Thursday 16th May | 9:00am-12:00pm
Session 2 | Thursday 23rd May | 9:00am-12:00pm
Session 3 | Thursday 30th May | 9:00am-12:00pm

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Course Topic Areas

  • Objectives of asset management
  • Levels of Service
  • Costing Levels of Service
  • Asset Valuation
  • Condition Assessment
  • Understanding Depreciation
  • Managing Risk
  • Optimising Decision Making
  • Enabling Asset Management


Karl Nesbitt

Karl Nesbitt

Xyst Senior Consultant

I have over 30 years’ experience in the horticulture, parks and open spaces, community facilities and customer service sectors. I have been involved in contract management, business development and quality assurance programs such as Yardstick.

Mark Bruhn

Mark Bruhn

Xyst Senior Consultant

I have worked in local government in Australia and Aotearoa New Zealand, more recently overseeing the governance structure, stakeholder engagement and staff leadership within a primary health network. I bring a strong service delivery and customer relationship focus having worked closely with governance groups, elected members, tangata whenua, funding agencies and community networks.

Member: $900 +GST
Non-Member: $1,100 +GST

CPD: 9 hours

Who should attend
Parks and recreation managers, trail managers and planners, asset managers, and operations supervisors.

Learning Outcomes
At the conclusion of this course participants will be able to:

  • Understand their role in asset management as it relates to parks and recreational spaces;
  • Understand the process of asset management;
  • Demonstrate the importance a collaborative approach to asset management;
  • Describe the fundamental elements of effective asset management - accountability, risk, service, and financial efficiency; and
  • Describe the importance of responsible stewardship of asset management.

Duration: 9 hours

This course is at capacity and is closed. Register your interest for August course below.