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IS for Operations Project

2016-02-01 03:09:45
IS for Operations Project

ISCA is planning to release the IS Operations tool in April 2016. Development of IS Operations has benefited from feedback from IS Operations Pilot ratings, IS Streamlining Project and industry consultation workshops. This development project is running in parallel with the IS Streamlining Project.  

The IS rating scheme, launched nearly four years ago, comprised the final version of the Design and As-Built components of the IS rating tool, along with the unpiloted draft of the IS Operations rating component. The final development step for IS Operations was to conduct pilot trials with a cross-section of asset classes and scales. This pilot program is nearing completion where the insights and learnings from the seven registered pilots and broader industry stakeholder consultation will inform the finalisation of the IS Operations component of the Tool. This process has included aligning IS with the International Infrastructure Management Manual and ISO 55000 standard series.

ISCA is grateful for the contributions of all those involved in the seven pilots, listed in the following table.






Sydney South Zone Road Asset Management



NSW Roads and Maritime Services

Expected to certify May 2016

Auckland Airport


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Auckland Airport


Adelaide Airport



Adelaide Airport Ltd

In progress

Yarra Park Water Recycling Facility



Melbourne Cricket Club


MRWA Road Network operation Pilot


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Main Roads WA

In progress

Queanbeyan Sewage Treatment Plant



Queanbeyan City Council

Expected to certify Feb 2016

Gold Coast Light Rail



KDR Gold Coast Pty Ltd

Expected to certify mid 2016

The benefits of applying the IS scheme in an asset operations and maintenance context and identified through the pilots and engagement with industry include:


  • Improved sustainability performance of, and outcomes generated by, infrastructure projects over their lifecycle
  • More efficient use of resources (reducing costs through greater energy efficiency, reduced waste disposal, and improved risk management)
  • Facilitating better decision making during infrastructure operations and asset management to deliver more sustainable outcomes
  • Demonstrating commitment to achieving corporate sustainable development objectives
  • Measuring and reporting sustainability performance in a manner that integrates with corporate social responsibility reporting requirements.

The final step in the current IS Operations development work is to hold a second workshop to review the draft version prior to finalisation and release. If you would like to participate in this workshop, or if you are interested in seeking an IS for Operations rating in Australia, New Zealand or anywhere else, contact Kirsty Bauer at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

We will provide more detailed information about Version 1.2 of the IS rating scheme in the coming weeks.