A strategic partnership between the national associations for facilities management in Australia and New Zealand is set to bring a range of benefits for members on both sides of the Tasman.
The Facility Management Association of Australia (FMA) and FMANZ have signed a letter of intent, solidifying their relationship and plans to work together to deliver better outcomes for members in both countries. The Trans-Tasman Facilities Management Alliance (TTFMA) presents many opportunities for aligned outcomes in the areas of education, accreditation, membership and knowledge resources, as well as the potential to deliver a joint conference.
FMANZ Chief Executive Gillian Wess says, “FMANZ welcomes the formation of the Trans-Tasman Facilities Management Alliance as a positive initiative that will strengthen our regional ties and deliver benefits for our members and the advancement of FM.”
“The letter of intent will see FMA and FMANZ working together to deliver tangible outcomes for members within short timeframes,” says FMA Chief Executive Officer Nicholas Burt.
The relationship between FMANZ and FMA began some years ago but was formalised and strengthened during a joint meeting in Auckland in 2019. This meeting enabled board members from the two associations to discuss the industry backdrop in both countries and the common issues facing the New Zealand and Australian FM industries.
The meeting confirmed the two associations are aligned in their goals to support and promote the facilities management profession and to drive knowledge, skills development and member value.
The associations are confident they can achieve better outcomes by working together, sharing existing resources, and reducing duplication of work.