CLIMATE ADAPTATION > FUTURE ASSETS FORUM
Councils own a diverse portfolio of buildings that play a crucial role delivering services to the community during climatic events.
However, these buildings are often highly vulnerable to climate impacts. The Future Assets Forum built the capacity of councils to consider climate change in asset management practices and capital works programs.
From October to November 2015, NAGA delivered a customised training program for council asset and facility managers to embed building vulnerability assessment approaches within ongoing asset management practices and capital works programs.
The initiative supports NAGA's Adaptation in the North Strategy - to conduct a regional building vulnerability assessment. The capacity building program was developed and delivered in collaboration with EAGA and Arup and featured presentations from the Essential Services Commission on the rate capping and variation framework and the requirement for evidence based approaches in proposed variations.
This was accompanied by a detailed case study presentation from the City of Whitehorse where the building vulnerability assessment methodology has been in use since 2012. In addition to the workshops, a number of resources were developed for practitioners across the sector, including all assessment sheets, training guide and outcomes from attendee pilot trials.
All program materials are available below.
Building Vulnerability Assessment Sheets
Future Assets Forum Training Guide
Future Assets Forum Workshop 1 Slides
Future Assets Forum Workshop 2 Slides and report
Future Assets Forum - ESC Rate Capping Variations
BVA Detailed Case Study - Whitehorse City Council
BVA Pilot - City of Hume
BVA Pilot - City of Whittlesea
BVA Pilot - Maroondah City Council