Management of roads by local government

Tabled: 4 June 2002


The overall objective of this audit was to determine whether infrastructure asset management practices adopted by Local Government for road infrastructure assets (including bridges, drains and footpaths) have economically, efficiently and effectively optimised the useful life and capability of those assets. In particular, the audit assessed: the condition of existing road infrastructure in Victoria in terms of the extent to which assets are expected to reach their useful life and are replaced when they reach this point; the adequacy of processes (plans and strategies) to maintain existing road infrastructure assets over the duration of their useful life; the adequacy of public accountability practices of Local Government for the management of road infrastructure; and whether the State Government has fulfilled its role, with regard to asset management practices, in monitoring and facilitating and encouraging best appropriate asset management practices by local councils.

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