Asset Management Plans

Council has developed asset management plans for each major asset class. An asset management plan details information about infrastructure assets. Each Plan includes actions required to provide an agreed level of service in the most cost effective manner. The plan defines the services to be provided, how the services are provided and what funds are required to provide the services.

Road Services Asset Management Plan

The Road Services Asset Management Plan is currently under review. Council officers completed a condition assessment of the whole road network across Bass Coast in the 2017/2018 financial year. The reviewed plan will define a coordinated management system for Council’s roads that will help to provide an effective and efficient network that meets the community’s needs. The review is expected to be completed in the 2018/2019 financial year.

Road Management Plan 2017

The Road Management Plan 2017 (PDF 238KB)  defines a coordinated management system for Council’s footpaths and roads that will help to provide a safe footpath and road network. 

Road Register and Pathway Register

Every road and public pathway in Bass Coast is listed and categorised in accordance with the Road Management Plan in the  Roads and Pathways Registers.

Local Road Safety Improvement Program

The Local Road Safety Improvement Program provides the methodology for selecting potential sites for safety improvement. Funding is allocated to the Local Road Safety Improvement Program in response to community feedback.

The program is specifically for Council’s own local road network. Local roads with intersecting VicRoads managed roads are excluded. Council does not have jurisdiction at these intersections.

As illustrated by the Local Road Safety Improvement Program Evaluation Matrix (PDF 25KB) the methodology for assessing potential sites considers many factors. The sites included within the ten year program have been further categorized (PDF 47KB) into two groups, vehicle-safety projects and pedestrian-safety projects. The potential sites are only prioritised by either vehicle safety outcomes or a pedestrian safety outcome.

The outcome of this assessment and prioritisation process is shown in the Local Road Safety Improvement Program Revised Program (PDF84KB) with a spread of vehicle-safety projects and pedestrian-safety projects over the next ten years.

Infrastructure Design Manual

In 2014 Council adopted the Infrastructure Design Manual (IDM) to clearly document and standardise Council requirements (PDF 1 MB) for the design and development of municipal infrastructure.

It also aims to speed up council engineering approvals and ensure that minimum criteria are met in regard to the design and construction of municipal infrastructure, regardless of whether it is constructed by Council or a developer.

Building Asset Management Plan

The Building Asset Management Plan (BAMP) 2016 (PDF 2.24MB)  focuses on the management of Council’s building portfolio for effective management, inspection and replacement of Council buildings and outlines the financial implications and standards to be adhered to.

Drainage Services Asset Management Plan

Council has adopted its Drainage Services Asset Management Plan (PDF 3MB) with separate Water Sensitive Urban Design Guidelines (PDF 5.35MB) developed by The City of Greater Bendigo. The plan offers a clear documented process to enable drainage investigations to occur in a consistent manner and a standard for the drainage issues to be measured against. The value of drainage services for Bass Coast is approximately $108 million, and is made up of 387 kilometres of underground drains, 13,500 pits and other assets such as detention basins, wetlands, bio retention swales, gross pollutant traps and more. This is what we have now and each year the assets increase.

Open Space Asset Management Plan

The Open Space Asset Management Plan 2018-2022 (PDF913KB) focuses on the management of  Bass Coast's open space assets.

Open space asset include; Artworks, Bridges, Fences, Irrigation, Marine Structures, Open Space Furniture, Park Active Areas, Park Equipment, Park Infrastructure, Parks and Gardens, Retaining Walls and Signs in open space areas.


If you want to find out more about Asset Management Plans please call Council's Asset Management team on 1300 BCOAST (226 278) or (03) 5671 2211 or contact via email at

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