Wed, 25 May 2022

Ottawa, May 6, 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 $272,228 in seven Manitoba 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 City of Winkler will build on asset management in several key areas including water, wastewater, stormwater, and transportation. The project will expand the asset management by including several other core asset classes including buildings, parks and recreation, vehicles and equipment. The scope of the project includes conducting data collection, facilitating the development of asset management plans, reviewing existing plans, collaborating across city departments to consolidate key planning information, and conducting education and building workshops for the council, executive leadership, directors, and other staff. This project will place the city in a better position to make holistic decisions on all services.
  • The Rural Municipality of Elton will develop an asset management plan for future use, specifically for engineering support to develop a standard for road maintenance.
  • The Riverdale Municipality will develop a formal asset management approach. The main achievement of this project includes the development of a consolidated asset management framework (asset management policy, strategy, roadmap, and plan) to inform infrastructure investment decisions. This framework will draw upon centralized asset data, and municipal staff will be trained on appropriate principles for program execution.

Further information on the seven initiatives can be found in the backgrounder.

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