Canada and FCM invest in better asset management in Newfoundland and Labrador communities

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OTTAWA (ON), February 4, 2022 /CNW/ – From roads to buildings to wastewater treatment systems, strong asset management is essential to building stronger communities. Municipalities of all sizes need tools and resources to make evidence-based decisions that support long-term asset management and build a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for all Canadians.

This is why the government of Canada invests $705,048 in 16 Newfoundland and Labrador communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), offered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.

With funding from MAMP:

  • the Town of Howleythe Town of Cormacand the Town of Reidville create asset registers for fixed infrastructure assets such as water, sewer and road networks as well as buildings and facilities using a geographic information system (GIS). They will also develop operational strategies and policies.
  • the Town of South Humber Arm will implement a three-phase asset management initiative. First, it will create an asset register for its fixed infrastructure assets using a geographic information system (GIS). Next, the city will prioritize the asset register in terms of consequence of failure and probability of failure. To complete the initiative, the city will conduct a feasibility and planning assessment.

Further information on the 16 projects is available in the information document.

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“Municipalities manage critical infrastructure and need good data to get the most accurate picture of the condition of these assets. Through the Municipal Asset Management Program, our government is helping municipalities through Newfoundland and Labrador acquire the right tools to help them in their long-term planning. The investment we make in Newfoundland and labrador cities will strengthen regional economies and extend the life of key municipal assets. »
The Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Investments in infrastructure asset management projects are important to ensure the success of all residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. The funding our community will receive from the Municipal Asset Management Program will help ensure we have the technology and resources we need to make evidence-based decisions for long-term planning. »
The Honorable Gudie Hutchings, Minister of Rural Economic Development and Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains

“Across the country, communities of all sizes are preparing for life after the pandemic. They strive to improve their infrastructure and natural assets so that they can continue to have sustainable and reliable services to improve the quality of life of residents. having the right tools to make informed asset management decisions is one way we can help from Canada economic recovery. »
Joanne VanderheydenPresident, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Fast facts

  • The government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announce their support for 16 new asset management initiatives in the communities of Newfoundland and Labrador rising to $705,048.
  • the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen their infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices.
  • It provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed for effective planning.
  • the $110 million program, offered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canadahas invested in over 1063 municipal asset management projects.
  • As part of the Investing in Canada plan, the government of Canada invested more $565 million in more than 760 infrastructure projects in Newfoundland.
  • Thanks to the investment in Canada Plan, the government of Canada invest more than $180 billion more than 12 years in public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation projects, and from Canada rural and northern communities.

Related links

Municipal Asset Management Program
Infrastructure in your community
Invest in Canada: from Canada Long term infrastructure plan
Invest in Canada plan the project plan

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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: Jean-Sébastien Comeau, Press Secretary and Communications Advisor, Office of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, Cell: (343) 574-8116, [email protected]; FCM Media Relations, 613-907-6395, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada; 613-960-9251, toll free: 1-877-250-7154

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