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 $687,580 in 16 Quebec 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 Shawinigan will undertake an asset management process, in particular to establish a governance structure, identify the basis for decision-making and planning, and collect data and information.
- The Régie intermunicipale de sécurité incendie de la Vallée-du-Richelieu will implement asset management best practices to evaluate asset maintenance needs in the field. The Régie will look for and implement tools to develop preventive maintenance plans, investment plans for asset maintenance and dashboards. The tools will also be used to train and support staff on asset management best practices (policy, strategy and objectives) to ensure they continue to uphold the practices put in place.
- The Municipality of Sainte-Justine-de-Newton will develop a preliminary management plan for its critical assets, including the road network and public works equipment. This plan will make it possible to gain a better understanding of assets, their condition, the desired service level and the risks for each of them. The project will help the municipality to gain better awareness of its assets to improve their short- and long-term management.