The following guidance is available to assist with managing, valuing and reporting on council assets.


These guides assist with planning and governing integrated community infrastructure.

Delivering community precincts

Guideline containing Victorian case studies, tools and checklists to support the development of integrated community infrastructure.

Governing shared community facilities

Guidance and practical information about governing shared facilities including tools and templates.

Developer contribution levies

Councils are required to provide details of their planned capital works expenditure in their strategic resource plan, including anticipated funds from all sources such as developer contribution levies. This document outlines developer contributions to councils for the period 2011 to 2014.


Guidance for councils that are proposing to either sell, exchange or transfer land.

Asset management

These guides assist with managing, valuing and reporting on council assets.

Guidance on better practice asset management including links to related resources Local Government Asset Management Better Practice Guide  PDF, 291.92 KB
Local Government Asset Management Better Practice Guide DOCX, 329.72 KB
Guidance and principles for informing how councils should protect their assets 2012 Good Practice Guide for Asset Protection Permits PDF, 420 KB
2012 Good Practice Guide For Asset Protection Permits  DOC, 1074 KB
Guidance designed to assist with asset planning, appraisal and delivery. The principles outlined are applicable to all capital investment decisions but essentially cover infrastructure investment.  2006 Local Government Asset Investment Guidelines PDF, 1417.49 KB
Examples of financial analysis are included in the appendices Local Government Asset Investment appendices PDF, 209.83 KB
Business forecasting spreadsheet to assist with financial modelling of investment proposals 2006 LG Investment Guidelines Business Forecasting Model  XLS, 27.5 KB
Guidance to assist with the determination of road asset condition and financial reporting 2006 Guidelines for Reporting and Measuring the condition of Road Assets PDF, 775.76 KB
Guidance on the accounting treatment of non-current physical assets under AASB 116 property, plant and equipment. Topics covered include cost of acquisition, depreciation, repairs and maintenance, valuation and disposals 2006 Accounting for non-current physical assets under AASB 116 PDF, 165.18 KB
Guidance and framework for the preparation of an asset management policy, strategy and plan 2004 Guidelines for Developing an Asset Management Policy, Strategy and Plan PDF, 1680.98 KB
Guidance for valuation of non-current physical assets for effective asset management and financial reporting 2005 Guidance Note – Fair Value Asset Valuation Methodologies for Victorian Local Governments PDF, 508.05 KB
A point in time overview of initiatives and resources available to improve asset management 2004 Asset Management Initiative Brochure PDF, 270.83 KB
Overall policy framework to guide the strategic management of infrastructure assets 2004 Sustaining Local Assets: Local Government Asset Management Policy Statement PDF, 401.85 KB
A survey template used to collect data on council asset management performance over time. Asset Management Performance Measures Survey Template XLS, 146.5 KB


Victorian councils may invest in accordance with section 103 of the Local Government Act 2020. The following approval was made under section 103(f).