Table of Contents

1. Overview

Part 5 of the Austroads Guide to Asset Management (GAM) provides information for asset managers responsible for the management and performance of the road infrastructure to help them to deliver an acceptable, affordable and sustainable level of service (LoS) appropriate for road users and the community.

The purpose of Part 5 of the GAM is to assist asset managers to gain a better understanding of:

  • the role that asset strategies play in providing a road agency with a structured direction-focus to guide its actions, and to demonstrate and articulate its stewardship and practice in providing acceptable outcomes to the community
  • the processes by which performance-driven asset management strategies are developed
  • how asset management strategies give effect to the asset management policies.

Asset strategies are important, because they provide the agency with a framework that guides its actions and enables it to articulate its approach in providing the community with outcomes appropriate to the community.

A summary of the topics covered in this part of the GAM is presented in Table 1.1.

Table 1.1: Topics addressed in Part 5 of the GAM

TopicsSectionDescription
Strategic framework2
  • Strategy and integrated asset management
  • Effective strategy
Road system management - a strategic approach3
  • Road system management strategy
  • How to develop a road system management strategy
  • Linkage to KRAs, LoS targets and performance measures/KPIs
Road asset investment perspective4
  • Approaches to road asset investnent
  • Linkage to KRAs, LoS targets and performance measures/KPIs
Infrastructure preservation perspective5
  • Approaches to infrastructure preservation
  • Linkage to KRAs, LoS targets and performance measures/KPIs
Road use management perspective6
  • Respond to managae road use?
  • Approaches to road use management
  • Linkage to KRAs, LoS targets and performance measures/KPIs
Corridor management perspective7
  • Approaches to corridor management
  • Linkage to KRAs, LoS targets and performance measures/KPIs
Coordination and integration8
  • Integrated approach to decision-making
  • Timing and review cycle