Waugh Infrastructure Management Ltd, a Timaru-based consulting company, reviewed recently their client base and found out the company serves 70 percent of NZ territorial authorities.
Then, considering the total population of their clients as shown in the Statistics NZ 2013 census data, the company’s clients cover 85 percent of New Zealand population.
The percentages matter because it shows the extent the company is providing technical knowledge to infrastructure custodians in managing well their respective infrastructure assets.
The management of infrastructures, such as roads, bridges, water and sanitation utilities, and the implementation of an updated asset management plan have great impact to the populace and industries.
For more than 15 years now, Waugh Infrastructure Management has been working with territorial authorities and district councils to ensure that infrastructure custodians are following and updating their asset management plan.
With the NZ Local Government Act requiring updated Long Term Plans in 2015, there is imminent need for councils to upgrade their asset management plan.
As reminder for infrastructure asset managers, Ross Waugh, founder and director of Waugh Infrastructure Management Ltd., published on his blog a checklist of subjects that must be considered in asset management plan updating.
For most of us, we know a lot about manufacturing, retail and service businesses, such as those engaged in food and dairy, malls, groceries, fast food and restaurant chains, hotels and tourism, construction and engineering.
While on the one hand, it seems a lot of us aren’t familiar with “infrastructure management”, on the other hand, we would profess enjoying the benefits of efficient infrastructures.
If infrastructure management consulting might not be very familiar industry to many, don’t you think it’s about time this lesser known sector be acknowledged for their role in our community?
After all, do you think manufacturing, dairy industry, business, and tourism will be developing progressively in Timaru and other districts of New Zealand without well-maintained and efficient infrastructures?
Waugh Infrastructure Management Ltd. is working with infrastructure custodians to ensure that infrastructure assets are serving well New Zealand industries and the general public.
So how does consulting businesses like Waugh Infrastructure Management Ltd. herald their vision, mission and achievements?
Realising the need for a good online portfolio and for promoting awareness of his company’s role in helping NZ territorial authorities develop and implement infrastructure management programs, Ross decided to improve his company’s online presence.
He contracted the expertise of Online Writing Niche, also a Timaru-based company.
So far, investing on a very good website enables Ross’ company to achieve its goals.