Canada and FCM support strengthened asset management in Saskatchewan communities

Infrastructure Canada

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 $448,224 in 11 Saskatchewan 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 Resort Village of Kannata Valley will focus on developing its data and information capabilities, and the processes and frameworks to support them. The project will document asset information and condition for all the community’s assets and make them available through online and geographic information system (GIS) tools. It will significantly improve the Town’s ability to prioritize and plan capital investment needs and address infrastructure challenges such as aging infrastructure, increasing demand, and climate change impacts. The scope of infrastructure also provides service to other urban and rural municipalities in the area which will provide a regional benefit to infrastructure and service planning now and into the future.
  • The Rural Municipality of Hudson Bay No. 394 will develop an asset management program that will involve the physical inspection and evaluation of all culvert assets, roadway assets, and bridge assets. The program will include condition assessments, valuations, life-cycle analysis and projected replacement cost of each asset. The asset management plan will also support decision-making when implementing asset maintenance and replacement programs, and assist the municipality in future capital planning.
  • The Rural Municipality of Garden River No. 490 will evaluate asset management gaps, develop a strategic roadmap and a policy framework. The project will develop an inventory for linear and non-linear assets. It will identify target levels of service, undertake condition assessments, and develop asset investment plans for the rural municipality’s major asset groups. A monitoring and reporting strategy will also be developed and implemented to update Council on progress and initiatives.
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