Ottawa, October 14, 2020 — As we continue to adapt to the new physical, social and economic realities presented by COVID-19, all orders of government are working together to ensure the safety and well-being Canadians. This includes providing local communities with tools and support for evidence-based decision-making that will help them plan a healthier, safer and more prosperous future for everyone.
That’s why the Government of Canada is investing $191,275 in four Alberta 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 infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices through asset management training, funding and information sharing.
These four new projects will ensure that Alberta municipalities have the knowledge and tools to make smart, data-driven decisions about roads, water systems, buildings and other key infrastructure.
In Leduc County, funding will support development of an asset management governance framework, resource plan and plan template. It will also develop a condition assessment framework and staff training.
The Town of Bon Accord and the Municipal District of Ranchland No. 66 will each develop an asset management policy and plan for their road, water and sewer networks and municipal buildings. They will also centralize asset information and undergo training to improve in-house asset management capacity.
In the County of Two Hills No. 2, funding will support training to prepare team leaders and staff to develop an asset management policy to identify asset needs, evaluate asset condition, and incorporate data into operational and capital plans.