Industries: Water

Civil maintenance benchmarking for urban retailer

Recent Engagement: Our client, an urban water utility, had previously taken part in the MHC 2012 Civil Benchmarking Study comparing metropolitan and regional water utilities’ cost, service and productivity performance across a range of civil maintenance activities. The results of this 2012 benchmarking were used to set 3-year improvement targets. They now required MHC to:…


Organisational review of Wannon Water’s Asset Systems Branch

Recent Engagement: Wannon Water has gone through an extensive journey since 2008 involving the development and successful evolution of an asset management function. That journey officially began with Wannon Water’s involvement in the 2008 Water Services Association of Australia (WSAA) Asset Management Performance Benchmarking Study, and subsequent progressive formation of an asset management team (now…



New standard reinforces need for an asset management system

The significant drive and passion for implementation of asset management that swept Australian water utilities over a decade ago has slowly dissipated, as asset management has transformed into a focused business-as-usual function. However, parallel industries are now steering towards ISO 55000 certification, as a means to placing increased focus on their Asset Management System. Is…



Minister Lisa Neville speaks about Victoria’s water policy

MHC News: Marchment Hill Consulting is pleased to participate as a major sponsor of the upcoming Committee for Economic Development Australia (CEDA) event “Optimising Victoria’s Water Network”. The Hon. Lisa Neville MP Victorian Minister for Environment, Climate Change and Water Minister Lisa Neville will outline the development of the state government’s water policy and the…


Shared services back on the agenda

Emerging Issue: The Federal Government is making a renewed push for whole-of-government sharing of back-office services during 2016. Speaking in December 2015, the Finance Minister, Senator the Hon. Mathias Cormann said the move was intended to ensure better value for money for taxpayers building on $44 million savings already realised in the 2015-16 budget. The…