Secondary Impact Assessments
Government Shared Services has extensive experience in undertaking Secondary Impact Assessments (SIAs) for bushfires, floods and storm damaged buildings in Victorian local government.
We have recently delivered Secondary Impact Assessment services to assist Greater Shepparton City Council, providing 6 teams of Building Surveyors and inspectors for 13 weeks, inspecting over 4500 affected properties.
Working with the VBA and local government councils directly to carry out SIA inspections, some of our recent key SIA projects include:
- Greater Shepparton City Council floods 2022 – 2023; and
- Campaspe Shire Council flood damage 2022; and
- Latrobe City Council flood and storm damaged 2021; and
- Shire of East Gippsland bushfires 2020; and
- Towong Shire Council bushfires 2020; and
Our expert team of Building Surveyors and Inspectors work on-site as authorised officers of council, attending the affected areas as instructed by the council, to carry out SIAs and report back using Crisisworks. We can provide over 20 Building Surveyor / Inspectors depending on the service duration and location.
Professional Development - Technical Training Support
We offer a convenient training and support package for the council’s existing building staff, enabling them to post questions, photos, and videos via Google Chat for a technical discussion, or assistance about the relevant legislation.
The technical support is provided by our team of experienced Municipal Building Surveyors, via instant messaging across the working week. As the service can be facilitated totally off-site and via mobile, means no interruption to support.
This training support package is a month-to-month service with no lock-in contract. This gives Council the flexibility to opt-out at any time (with one month’s notice) if the service is no longer required.
Extra Services We Provide
Bushfire assistance to VBA – We provided professional services to the VBA during the recent bushfire period, assisting with the creation and co-ordination of the crisis plan for a broadscale disaster; adoption of vital communication protocols between affected residents, council, emergency services and other relevant stakeholders; and logistical resource co-ordination of service providers and volunteers.
Assisting DELWP with the introduction of new swimming pool legislation – We were approached by DELWP to assist with the introduction of the new swimming pool legislation, by providing our technical knowledge and expertise with regards to the Building Regulations and Building Act, as well as current knowledge and experience in the field, as representatives of council.