Ottawa, October 16, 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 $50,000 today in a project in Nova Scotia 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.
The Municipality of the County of Richmond will develop an asset management policy and roadmap to guide asset management implementation. The project includes preparing an inventory of all major assets (water distribution, sewer, storm water, roads network and major municipal-owned buildings and structures). Data will be presented in spreadsheet format and entered on a desktop computer geographic information system (GIS) with an easy-to-use web mapping application. Training will be provided for staff for the data and the GIS system. State of infrastructure reports on life expectancy, condition and replacement costs of each major asset group will also be prepared.