With the University's pool vehicles about to be outsourced to a private provider, would it be feasible for the remaining fieldwork and specialist vehicles to be owned and managed centralised, thus
(i) maximising the year round usage of these vehicles (many vehicles in Schools sit idle for many months at a time, due to seasonal fieldwork requirements);
(ii) allowing sharing of specialist vehicles such as forklifts, utes and tipper trucks (which are required occasionally, but are currently owned by individual Schools/Division so that they can access these essential vehicles on a timely basis);
(iii) freeing up staffing resources within Schools/Division which are currently allocated to maintaining small vehicle fleets, and;
(iv) based on the above, would allow the University to reduce the overall number of vehicles owned and managed by the University (possibly by an enlarged ANU Vehicle Fleet Office, with the physical fleet based in two or three hubs across campus, for easy access by end users).