Ottawa, May 3, 2022- Managing municipal infrastructure effectively is vital to Canada's economic competitiveness. Municipalities of all sizes need good asset management practices to build and maintain resilient and sustainable communities for all Canadians.
That is why the Government of Canada is investing $237,471 in five Alberta communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). These initiatives will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
With funding from MAMP:
- The Fort McKay First Nation will locate and assess all infrastructure assets within Fort McKay First Nation Industrial and Business Parks on Fort McKay I.R. 174. The final asset report will provide a plan for short and long-term maintenance, repair and replacement of the assets to ensure operational sustainability of each of the properties.
- The Town of High Level will develop lifecycle frameworks and condition protocols as well as undertake data work and implement maintenance management software. The frameworks and implementation of software will allow the town to gain an advanced understanding of the critical assets and effectively plan for future maintenance based on data-driven decisions. A more holistic picture of the asset data and long-term lifecycle costs will assist in long-term planning, and condition protocols will enhance the ability to collect effective asset data.
- The City of Lloydminster will build greater asset management awareness and capacity within the city's administration to understand the scope and role of asset management plans in municipal planning, budgeting, and decision-making. It will also develop a consistent asset management plan framework for asset-owning departments to use to create a first draft of these plans.
- The Village of Chauvin and the Village of Edgerton will each set up an asset management framework including a policy, strategy, and plan to focus on roads, water and sewer networks, and building asset classes, and centralize asset information in a central database, as well as train staff to improve in-house asset management capacity.