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FACILITY PERSPECTIVES | VOLUME 11 NUMBER 2
The first international facilities management standards
have been published
The global facilities management industry has a big reason to celebrate,
because the ISO/TC 267 Facility Management Committee has
published its first two international standards:
3 ISO 41011 Facility management – Vocabulary
3 ISO 41012 Facility management – Guidance on strategic
sourcing and the development of agreements.
With the involvement of more than 42 countries, this has been
an international effort to ensure that the industry has a consistent
framework from which to move forward.
The new standards will combat the sentiment that facilities
management has no standard or consistency worldwide.
Please go to the FMA news portal to see the full piece from
FMA CEO Nicholas Burt: www.fma.com.au/news.
Government announces new Fair Payment Code
The Australian Small Business and Family Enterprise Ombudsman
(ASBFEO) has called on the Australian Government to legislate and
set a maximum payment time for big businesses to pay their small
By signing up to the Code, businesses will agree to pay small and
medium-sized suppliers within 30 days of receiving a tax invoice, and
not to change the settlement period without a valid reason.
By becoming a signatory, businesses will be recognised as an
organisation that values and is committed to commercial relationships
at all levels.
Evidence in Australia and overseas has shown that some larger
businesses are implementing increasingly longer payment times, with
60- to 90-day terms becoming common practice, and payment delays
as long as 120 days being reported in some instances.
We encourage all Victorian businesses, and all those who deal and
trade with Victorian businesses, to become signatories.
You can find out more information and provide feedback on the
Code at: www.vsbc.vic.gov.au/victorian-fair-payment-code.
Award nominations now open!
Join us on 16 November 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Melbourne for the
FM Industry Awards Gala Dinner as we shine a spotlight on the best
in facilities management.
Australia’s premier celebration of the best in facilities
management, the FM Industry Awards for Excellence, has been
growing steadily year on year. The awards bring together industry
leaders, practitioners, suppliers and clients to celebrate and pay
tribute to a year of innovation and leadership.
Sponsorship opportunities are available, and Gala Dinner early-bird
registrations are now open.
Please visit the FMA website for details: www.fma.com.au/
Keep up to date with FMA on social media
FMA is heavily active on social media! We’ve always been there,
but now we are working to really connect with our members in
a whole new way. FMA social media pages will be updated on
everything from industry news and insights, to upcoming events and
information. So, please join us!
FMA social pages:
3 Facebook: Facility Management Association of Australia
3 LinkedIn: Just search ‘Facility Management Association of
Australia (FMA)’ and request to join the group
3 Twitter: Search @FMAAust.
sparc-FMA social pages:
3 Facebook: sparc-FMA
3 Linkedin: Just search sparc-FMA and request to join the group
3 Twitter: @sparcFMA.
We will see you there!
Winners announced at the FMANZ Awards
At a Gala Awards Dinner, held at Villa Maria Estate in Auckland, the
Facilities Management Association of New Zealand (FMANZ) paid
tribute to two of its members who have excelled in their profession.
The Brian Happy Award for Facilities Manager of the Year was
presented to Mark Sinclair, Managing Director of FM Concepts
Limited, and Director of Facilities for the Britomart Group, which owns,
develops and manages a 6.3-hectare site in downtown Auckland.
Thirty-one-year-old Gregory Emms took away the Young Achiever
of the Year Award. A Lead Project Engineer in the Downer FM team,
Emms supports Transpower NZ, helping to manage and maintain the
non-generation assets on the Transposer National Power Grid.
The Awards Ceremony took place during FMANZ’s annual two-day
As a member, you would have received the information about the
IFMA-RICS approach to FMA.
FMA is committed to keeping members and the industry informed
and updated as more clarity on this proposal becomes available.
Any decision on future direction will be made with extensive
consideration and collaboration, and the process will be fully
transparent to members.
Any change to our industry association will only be made if it truly
benefits our members and our industry as a whole.
Housing provider secures $130 million in CEFC finance to
support 300 new energy-efficient community homes
The Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC) has made another
landmark $130-million financial commitment to community housing
provider St George Community Housing (SGCH) for the construction
of 300 new energy-efficient homes in Sydney.
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