The Government of Canada partners with Nova Scotia communities to strengthen asset management
MUNICIPALITY OF PICTOU COUNTY, NS, May 12, 2023 /CNW/ – Today, the Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, and Scott Pearce, Acting President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced a federal investment of $95,000 to help two Nova Scotia communities put in place innovative asset management strategies.
Asset management helps communities manage municipal infrastructure assets such as roads, arenas, bridges, drinking water and wastewater systems to ensure maximum performance and make better investment decisions. Asset management also helps reduce risks so municipalities can provide reliable and affordable services and a high quality of life to their residents.
This funding will help strengthen data-driven decision-making on key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
- The Municipality of Pictou County receives $45,000 to use predictive modeling to help the municipality plan water main and wastewater network inspection and replacement programs and optimize investments that will in turn help increase the overall service level.
- The Municipality of the County of Victoria receives $50,000 to update and complete the county’s asset inventory for all its assets. Once completed, high priority assets will be identified through a risk assessment approach followed by the development of an asset management strategy that will include short, medium and long-term capital planning.
“I am proud that our government is investing in infrastructure asset management projects to improve the quality of life of our citizens. This funding will ensure our communities, like the Municipality of Pictou County, have the technology and resources they need to effectively manage the community assets that residents use every day.”
The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities
“From roads and bridges to buildings and wastewater systems, local governments own approximately 60% of the public infrastructure that supports our economy and our quality of life. That’s why it is so crucial to support them in building and maintaining strong asset management through initiatives like the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ Municipal Asset Management Program. Funded by the Government of Canada, it helps communities in Nova Scotia and across the country develop sound asset management practices and conduct data collection and analysis to improve their investment decisions.”
Scott Pearce, Acting President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities
- The funding announced today comes from the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) – a $110-million program funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
- The MAMP is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices.
- The MAMP provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
- Through the Investing in Canada Plan, the Government of Canada is investing over $180 billion over 12 years in public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and rural and northern communities across Canada.
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