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Icon - An icon is a small pictogram used in graphical user interfaces to supplement the presentation of textual information to the user.

Immunisation Clinic - An Immunisation Clinic is place where people can attend to receive an immunisation. Many Councils run regular immunisation clinics.

Impact On Environment - "Impact on environment" refers to the potential effects on the environment of any defective infrastructure e.g. sewer main or pump station overflow, as well as the effect of machinery necessary to rectify the defect, on the nearby surroundings. The environment can refer to parks, gardens, forests, fields or heritage listed infrastructure.

Impairment - Impairment is an accounting term used to describe the situation where an fixed asset's carrying amount is greater than its recoverable amount.

Impairment Loss - Impairment Loss is the amount by which the carrying amount of an asset exceeds its recoverable amount.

Improvement Opportunity - An improvement opportunity is anything that could be done better.

Income Statement - An income statement is a financial statement prepared by a Council (or other organisation) that shows its revenue and expenses over a period of time, typically a financial year.

Indented Parking Bay - An indented parking bay is a parking bay located immediately adjacent to a through traffic lane, but protected from through traffic by virtue of the kerb & channel alignment adjacent to the parking bay(s) being offset in the direction of the property boundary.

Industrial Collector Road - An industrial collector road is a road that acts as a feeder or connecting road, linking industrial areas within the arterial or distributor road system. Industrial collectors will provide direct frontage to industrial lots and access to industrial access roads.

Infill Housing - Infill housing is a general term used for new housing in existing residential areas and usually involving the use of a vacant site or the removal of an existing dwelling to enable construction of a larger number of dwellings.

Inflow and Infiltration - Inflow and Infiltration is water entering the sewer system through cracked pipes or leaky manholes.

Information System - An information system is any organized system for the collection, organization, storage and communication of information. An information system encompasses the interaction between people and information technology.

Information Systems - Information systems is an academic field of study bridging the gap between computer science and the needs of business. See also information system

Information Technology - Information technology (IT), is "the study, design, development, implementation, support or management of computer-based information systems, particularly software applications and computer hardware."

Infrastructure - Infrastructure is any long-life physical asset that consists of an entire system or network (including components), not otherwise defined, which provides the foundation to support public services and enhance the capacity of the economy.

Infrastructure Backlog - The term Infrastructure Backlog refers to the total amount or value of renewal works that need to be undertaken to bring a Council's (or other entity's) asset stock up to an acceptable standard.

Infrastructure Funding Gap - Infrastructure Funding Gap -> Infrastructure Gap

Infrastructure Gap - The term Infrastructure Gap (also Infrastructure Funding Gap) describes the difference between the cost of renewing existing infrastructure assets and the current expenditure on those assets.

Inlet Chamber - An Inlet Chamber is a chamber designed to receive a water from a reservoir.

Inlet Pit - An inlet pit is a stormwater pit with an opening or grate designed to allow stormwater to enter.

Innovation - Innovation is the introduction of a new way of doing or creating something.

Inspection Sheet - An inspection sheet is a hard copy document printed out to facilitate that collection of data in the field.

Intangible Asset - An intangible asset is as an identifiable non-monetary asset without physical substance. Intangible assets are sometimes referred to as simple intangibles.

Integrated Asset Management System - An Integrated Asset Management System is an asset management system that is embedded in a larger software suite. In a local government context that larger software suite would probably include a finance system and a customer request management system.

Intelligent Numbering System - An intelligent numbering system is a system for assigning ID numbers to assets (or anything else for that matter), that describes the asset in some way.

Internal Audit - An Internal Audit is an independent, objective assurance activity designed to add value and improve an organization's operations. It helps an organization accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control, and governance processes.

International Roughness Index - The International Roughness Index (IRI) is a worldwide standard for measuring road smoothness longitudinally (i.e. in direction of driving). The index measures pavement roughness in wheel path in terms of the number of metres per kilometre that a laser, mounted in a specialised van, jumps as it is driven along a road. The lower the IRI number at given speed, the smoother the ride felt by road user.

Interpretive Sign - An Interpretive Sign (also Interpretative Sign) is a sign that provides information about a site to visitors to the site.

Intervention Level - In asset management the term intervention level refers to the condition score below which the owner or operator of an asset has decided it should not be allowed to deteriorate, i.e. the point in an asset's life at which it should be programmed for renewal.

Intranet - An intranet is a private computer network that uses Internet technologies to securely share any part of an organization's information or operational systems with its employees.

Invert Crossing - An invert crossing is a section of kerb & channel adjacent to a driveway or pathway, with a flatter than normal profile to allow vehicles or pedestrians to easily cross the kerb.

Irrigation Channel - An irrigation channel is an open channel that transports water in order to irrigate agricultural land.

Irrigation System - An irrigation system should be designed to replace water used by the plants during periods of NO or low rainfall to aid plant growth.

Isolating Valve - [[include stop-valve]]

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