Asset management for public entities: Learning from local government examples

A resource for public sector asset managers and their organisations and governing bodies.

Good asset management is essential to the governance and management of any organisation’s business, and is integral to improving financial planning and service processes.

In 2009 we reviewed the asset management plans of 72 local government authorities as part of our audit work on Long-Term Council Community Plans. This publication shares real examples of what asset managers are doing well.

The principles we present are widely applicable across all public sector organisations.

The resource includes:

  • our view of what is essential in asset management;
  • examples of the best asset management we found, and what makes it so good;
  • some pitfalls to avoid; and
  • the most effective improvements we believe organisations can make.


Page last updated: 13 July 2022