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Obsolescence - Obsolescence is the state of being which occurs when an asset is no longer wanted even though it may still be in good working order. Obsolescence frequently occurs because a replacement has become available that is superior in one or more aspects.

Occupational Health & Safety - Occupational Health & Safety (OH&S) also known as Workplace Health & Safety (WH&S) is a cross-disciplinary area concerned with protecting the safety, health and welfare of people engaged in work or employment.

Offshoot Drain - "offshoot drain" is an alternate name for a mitre drain, i.e. an open drain designed to divert runoff from a table drain or road shoulder away from a road.

Off-Street Parking - Off-Street Parking is parking that is located outside of the confines of a road carriageway. In the case where the road reserve is wide enough, off-street parking may be located partially or totally within the road reserve but separated from the road carriageway by a median.

On-line Manual - An On-line Manual is a product manual that is available on-line.

On-Street Parking - On-Street Parking is parking spaces provided on a road carriageway between the through traffic lanes and the kerb and channel.

Open Collaborative Design - Open Collaborative Design involves applying principles from the remarkable free and open-source software movement that provides a powerful new way to design physical objects, machines and systems. All information involved in creating the object or system is made available on the Internet – such as text, drawings, photographs and 3D computer-aided design (CAD) models – so that other people can freely re-create it, or help contribute to its further evolution. It is essentially the same principle that is used to progress scientific knowledge.

Open Drain - Open Drain -> Drainage Channel

Open Government - Open Government is the governing doctrine which holds that citizens have the right to access the documents and proceedings of the government to allow for effective public oversight.

Open GPT - An Open GPT is a Gross Pollutant Trap consisting of a combined sediment basin and trash rack usually located at the downstream end of a stormwater pipe or a constructed drainage channel.

Open Standard - An open standard is a standard that is publicly available and has various rights to use associated with it.

Operating Expenditure - Operating expenditure (OPEX) is recurrent expenditure related to normal business operations. Operating expenditure includes administrative and selling expenses but excludes interest, taxes, and cost of goods sold.

Operating Pressure - Operating Pressure is the internal mains pressure that occurs at a particular time and at a particular point in a water supply system.

Operating Revenue - Operating Revenue is net sales revenue and other amounts accruing from the primary business operations of an organisation.

Operation - Operation is the act of utilising an asset. Asset operation will typically consume materials and energy.

Operational Activity - An Operational Activity is an activity that consumes materials and/or energy, but does not extend or maintain an asset's useful life.

Operational Plan - An Operational Plan is a plan prepared by Councils (and other organisations) on an annual basis.

Operational Service Level - An operational service level is a service level associated with the operation of an asset.

Operational Works Decision Notice - An Operational Works Decision Notice is a document that details a Council's requirements under a planning scheme for any works carried out by developers and/or their contractors.

Organisational Productivity - Organisational Productivity is the capacity of an organisation, institution, or business to produce desired results with a minimum expenditure of energy, time, money, personnel, materiel, etc.

Outer Separator - An outer separator is the portion of a road reserve that separates the main through carriageway of a road from an adjacent service road.

Overflow Relief Gully - An Overflow Relief Gully (ORG) is a type of exterior drain which allows sewage to overflow to the exterior of the residence if a sewer blockage occurs.

Overland Flow Path - An overland flow path is an above-ground component of a drainage system that caters for overland flows that occur when underground drainage pipes reach their capacity and cannot cope with more run-off from heavy rainfall. Overland flow paths can be low-lying natural drainage paths, open space floodway channels, road reserves, pavement expanses or any other flow paths that can convey flows when the Minor Drainage System reaches capacity.

Owner - The owner of an asset is the person or entity that has exclusive rights and control over that asset, whether it be an object, land/real estate or intellectual property.

Oxygen Dosing Station - An Oxygen Dosing Station is a device designed to dose sewage with oxygen.

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