BRITISH COLUMBIA – The Government of Canada is investing $446,000 in 10 new projects in British Columbia communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. The program aims to strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
“Municipalities of all sizes are Canada’s builders. They own nearly 60 percent of the public infrastructure that supports Canada’s economy and quality of life. With strengthened asset management practices, they are making infrastructure investment decisions based on sound and reliable data. Supported by our strong federal-municipal partnership, FCM is delivering programs from coast to coast to coast that help municipalities in British Columbia do what they do best: deliver solutions that work,” said Garth Frizzell, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities and councillor, City of Prince George.
With funding from MAMP:
The Regional District of Nanaimo and the Partnership for Water Sustainability in British Columbia will receive $50,000. Project: Apply financial metrics to improve enhancement and restoration of streams through asset management.
The Town of Qualicum Beach will receive $50,000. Project: asset management plan and facilities assessment.
The Village of Telkwa will conduct an assessment and produce a life cycle cost assessment and life cycle maintenance plan for its municipal office building.
The District of Port Hardy will receive $50,000 Project: asset management planning program.
Regional District of Alberni-Clayoquot will receive $40,000 Project: Infrastructure assessment and valuation.
The District of New Hazelton will complete an assessment of its aging asbestos sewer mains. These sewer mains are at the end of their useful life and identified as a priority in the asset management and capital planning by staff and council.
Details of all 10 projects are included in the backgrounder.
MAMP offers funding, training, and resources to help small and medium sized municipalities improve their asset management policies and approaches enabling them to make solid infrastructure investment decisions.