Activity Management Planning Policy


1.0   Purpose

This policy details the approach taken by the Timaru District Council regarding the development of Activity Management Plans.

2.0   Background

Schedule 10 of the Local Government Act effectively requires the preparation of comprehensive Activity Management Plans (AMP’s) that details how activities and assets are to be provided, levels of service, future work programmes, funding requirements and performance measures.  The preparation and level of complexity of AMP’s needs to be fit for purpose and be aligned with the significance of the activity.

The International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) identifies a Maturity Index which specifies the details to be included in an AMP.  The Maturity Index classifications are:

  • Aware
  • Basic
  • Core
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced

3.0   Key Definitions

  • Activity Management Plan (AMP) – A plan prepared in accordance with the International Infrastructure Management Manual that details how a particular Council Activity will be provided to the Timaru District Community.
  • International Infrastructure Management Manual (IIMM) – A comprehensive manual on how to prepare and use Activity Management Plans.  The IIMM was updated in 2015 and contains guidance, methods, best practice and case studies within a NZ context.
  • Levels of Service – Details the performance level of the service to be provided to the community.
  • Maturity Index – A method used in the IIMM to determine both the scope and scale of the detail within an AMP.  The maturity index classifications are Aware, Basic, Core, Intermediate and Advanced.

4.0   Policy

  1. That the Timaru District Council will prepare Activity Management Plans generally in accordance with the International Infrastructure Maintenance Manual (IIMM).
  2. That an AMP be prepared for each Timaru District Council activity or groups of activities.
  3. That a IIMM Maturity Index classification be determined for each AMP prepared, in line with the Long Term Plan.

Adopted 26 November 2019 Commercial and Strategy Committee

Last updated: 24 Feb 2021