Here at Council we manage $2.1 billion in assets such as roads, buildings, parks and many more things valuable to the Merri-bek community – both now and for generations to come.

To make sure we manage these valuable community assets in a responsible and effective manner we are reviewing our Asset Management Policy.

We want this policy to be responsive to changing community needs and to promote sustainable development with future generations in mind.

Your feedback will help us to confirm the key guiding principles of this policy.

What is an Asset Management Policy?

An Asset Management Policy gives Council a framework to manage its community assets responsibly.

Merri-bek City Council, Executive and officers will use this policy as guiding document when involved in the operation, maintenance, renewal, upgrade, and disposal of existing assets and the acquisition and construction of new assets.

All community assets owned or controlled by Council are covered by this policy.

These include roads and transport, carparks, footpaths and shared paths, drainage, structures and buildings, parks and open space.

Get Involved

We want to hear from you. Let us know your thoughts on the draft Asset Management Policy in a few easy ways:

  • Online (see the activity further down the page)
  • In person at Coburg Civic Centre, 90 Bell Street, Coburg

If you have any questions contact Geoff Bolling Asset Management Coordinator at or phone 9355 4265

Other ways to make a submission

Prefer not to use this online form? You can also make a submission in these ways:

Geoff Bolling, Asset Management Coordinator
Merri-bek City Council
Locked Bag 10, Merri-bek 3058.


In person
Merri-bek Civic Centre at 90 Bell Street Coburg

Please include the reference or subject line Draft Asset Management Policy 2023.

Submissions must be received in writing by no later than 5pm Wednesday 15 November 2023.

What happens next

Following the close of the submission period, all feedback received will be considered and a final Policy developed. Council will consider the final Policy for endorsement at its meeting in December 2023.