Risk insights from Aurukun

SurePact CEO Megan Avard was in far north Queensland recently talking to clients and seeking to gauge whether SurePact’s focus on infrastructure delivery and contract risk aligns with the needs of the local councils.

Gus Yates – Aurukun Shire Council’s Director of Technical Services talked about one of his key challenges:

Gus Yates

“…every contract that you do there’s always a risk involved. Justifying that to a council and being transparent into the future as to why you don’t want to use certain suppliers is difficult.

This aligns with the findings of the 2018 Local Government Risk Report for Australian Local Government which highlights the human impact on Local Government risk, but reveals that despite an increasing level of public scrutiny and media attention, “more than half of all councils are failing to execute simple practices to rein in that risk.” Find out more.

Gus Yates however is not going to let Aurukun be one of those recalcitrant councils.

“…the SurePact software will help us to justify the decisions we make in the future…” he said.

“…having a software like SurePact that documents each process required helps to save councils from massive cost blowouts. As issues are identified, legislation and systems have been developed to help project managers to get the job done safely on time and on budget within the constraints.”

So by introducing the SurePact solution , Aurukun Shire Council is demonstrating thought leadership and a proactive approach to contract risk management that leaves the majority of other Australian councils behind. That’s a pretty impressive achievement Gus, and SurePact salutes you.

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