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Victorian Digital Asset Strategy

Together we can use digital engineering to develop and maintain cost-effective, innovative and value-adding assets for all Victorians for decades to come.

The Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (VDAS) is a step change in the way Victorian Government departments and agencies plan, deliver, operate and maintain the assets they manage on behalf of the people of Victoria. 

Video transcript: Victorian Digital Asset Strategy (Word, 21KB)

Victoria is excited to lead the way in developing contemporary and detailed guidance to the many stakeholders that deliver Victoria’s projects and assets.

The VDAS sets out the vital process for safeguarding the digital systems that will allow us to monitor and improve the creation and management of infrastructure assets in Victoria.

The VDAS Guidance has three parts, each with an intended audience. 


VDAS Part A - Strategic

Part A provides insights and direction for heads of departments, executives and those entrusted by government to plan, deliver, operate and maintain assets.

VDAS Part B - Organisational

Part B details how to implement VDAS on an organisational level for asset owners, operators, project and portfolio managers.

VDAS Part C - Application

Part C is for parties engaged by the Victorian Government to deliver the full implementation of digital engineering on a project. 

VDAS combined set

A combined set of VDAS Guidance Part A, B and C can be downloaded below.


The following appendices support the VDAS Guidance. Throughout the VDAS Guidance, these appendices are referenced in specific sections. 

Appendix 1: Organisational information requirements (OIR) template

This document will help you establish a process to define and map your organisational information requirements (OIR). 

Appendix 2: Asset information requirements (AIR) template

This template assists organisations’ clients and their consultants to define specific asset information requirements (AIR) as set out in the VDAS and ISO19650.

Appendix 3: Sample key decision points (KDP)

This document provides a list of questions to help the Appointing Party and the Appointed Party reach consensus on critical information management decisions throughout the asset lifecycle.

Appendix 4: VDAS data dictionary (VDD)

The VDAS data dictionary provides an organised list of freely available information and data.

Appendix 5: Exchange information requirements (EIR) template 

The purpose of this document is to facilitate communication between the ultimate asset stakeholders and the project delivery team. 

Appendix 6: Digital engineering execution plan (DEEP) template 

This document provides the delivery team with the minimum inclusions and a standard format for a project-specific digital engineering execution plan (DEEP).

Appendix 7: RACI scope checklist template

This document has been designed to supplement the exchange information requirements (EIR) by assisting Appointing Parties and lead Appointed Parties throughout the seven stages of the VDAS lifecycle.

Appendix 8: Digital engineering execution response (DEER) template 

The purpose of this document is to facilitate communication between the Appointing Party and the tenderer.

Appendix 9: Sample VDAS job descriptions 

This document demonstrates how to create a basic project team structure to implement the VDAS for project development.

Appendix 10: VDAS procurement workflows 

This document contains flowcharts aligning the flow of information between the Appointing and Appointed parties, in line with the VDAS lifecycle and ISO 19650.

OPV aim to support government, industry and academia on their digital engineering and building information modelling journey.

If you have enquiries about resources, expertise, templates or would like to support VDAS implementation please contact OPV and address your enquiry to the Victorian Chief Engineer.

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