About the Association

A not-for-profit organisation.

The Infrastructure Design Manual is prepared and maintained by the Local Government Infrastructure Design Association (LGIDA).

Membership of the Association is restricted to Councils which are constituted pursuant to the Local Government Act 1989 in Victoria or the equivalent statute in other states.

The Association has a membership of 44 municipal councils from across rural and regional Victoria. It was incorporated on the 7 May 2014 and is a not for profit organisation

The purposes of the Association are to:

  • develop and maintain an authoritative and comprehensive standard for designing and constructing municipal infrastructure that is consistently used by a wide range of participating Councils and recognised in their planning schemes, and that commands the respect and confidence of all major stakeholders;
  • provide credible and consistent advice to state government and statutory authorities on all matters relating to the provision of affordable and sustainable municipal infrastructure and development;
  • encourage and promote innovation, research and development relevant to the design, construction, maintenance, evaluation and renewal of municipal infrastructure;
  • provide a forum for industry practitioners to share their knowledge and experience and further their professional development by arranging courses, workshops and seminars; and
  • develop and maintain strategic alliances with major stakeholders.

The Association consists of a Board of Management of 12 members who are elected by the membership of the Association.

The members of the Board are as follows:

Office Bearers

  • President: Jon Griffin (Shepparton).
  • Secretary: Dr John Webster (Wangaratta)
  • Treasurer: Justin Hinch (Warrnambool)

Ordinary members of the Board:

  • Leigh Goullet (Mildura)
  • John Bryce (Geelong)
  • Buddhima Mapa (Mt Alexander)
  • John Inglis (Wellington)
  • Evan Nisbet (Baw Baw)
  • Naga Sundararajah (Buloke)
  • Peter Brasier (Bendigo)
  • Ollie McNulty (Campaspe)
  • Inoka Sanjeewanie (Hepburn)

Appointment terms are three years with a third of the Board and Executive members positions declared vacant each year.

The Association also has a Technical Committee which is responsible to advise the Board on the ongoing development, maintenance and deployment of the IDM.

The Board and the Technical Committee meet a minimum of three times per year.