Facilities management action agenda : the Australian government and industry working together for improvement

Ballesty, Stephen and Hunt, Rider (2006) Facilities management action agenda : the Australian government and industry working together for improvement. [Conference Paper]


This paper provides an overview of the Australian Government’s Facilities Management (FM) Action Agenda as announced in 2004 as a key policy plank designed to facilitate growth of the FM industry. The resulting consultation with industry leaders has seen the criterion and release in April 2005 of the FM Action Agenda’s strategic plan entitled ‘Managing the Built Environment’. This framework, representing a collaboration between the Australian Government, public and private sector stakeholders and Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA Australia) and other allied bodies, sets out to achieve the vision of a more “…productive and sustainable built environment…” through improved innovation, education and standards. The 36 month implementation phase is now underway and will take a multi-pronged approach to enhancing the recognition of the FM industry and removing impediments to its growth with a 20 point action plan across the following platforms: • Innovation – Improved appreciation of facility life cycles, and greater understanding of the key drivers of workplace productivity, and the improved application of information technology. • Education and Training – Improved access to dedicated FM education and training opportunities and creation clear career pathways into the profession. • Regulatory Reform – Explore opportunities to harmonise cross jurisdictional regulatory compliance requirements that have an efficiency impact on FM. • Sustainability – Improved utilization of existing knowledge and the development of tools and opportunities to improve the environmental performance of facilities. Additional information is available at www.fma.com.au

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Item Type: Conference Paper
Collection: CRC for Construction Innovation
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Clients Driving Innovation: Moving Ideas into Practice (12-14 March 2006) Cooperative Research Centre (CRC) for Construction Innovation

Keywords: CRC for Construction Innovation; Program C : Delivery Management of Built Assets; Project 2005-001-C : Sydney Opera House – FM Exemplar project
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