Village of McAdam in New Brunswick receives support for stronger asset management practices

From: Infrastructure Canada

That’s why the Government of Canada is investing $15,680 today in projects in New Brunswick communities, through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), which is delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities on behalf of the federal government. As economies re-open, projects like this one will help communities make data-driven decisions about roads, water systems, buildings and other key infrastructure.

The Village of McAdam will produce an asset management plan for core community assets, such as water and wastewater services (including treatment facilities and underground piping) and transportation services (including road base and road surface material, sidewalks and curbs). Additionally, the asset management plan will include municipal buildings, sub-divided into several attributes: structural, mechanical equipment, electrical equipment, roof, and remaining miscellaneous components such as office equipment and materials.

Quotes

“The Government of Canada is proud to invest in infrastructure asset management planning to help local governments in New Brunswick plan for the future. This project in the village of McAdam will ensure the local government has a strong foundation on which to build an even more resilient and sustainable community.”

Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John-Rothesay, on behalf of the Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“It’s encouraging to see so many rural communities benefit from the Municipal Asset Management Program and build capacity in this area. Improved asset management planning empowers local governments to make smart decisions, which will help get their economies safely back on track and allow them to continue to thrive alongside their urban neighbours into the future.”

The Honourable Maryam Monsef, Minister for Women and Gender Equality and Rural Economic Development

“Local governments own and operate nearly two thirds of Canada’s core infrastructure, alongside vital services, and they’re working flat-out to support Canadians through the COVID-19 pandemic. Strong asset management practices will help them make even better infrastructure investment decisions as Canada looks toward recovery. Thanks to a strong federal-municipal partnership, FCM is delivering programs from coast to coast to coast that help municipalities do what they do best: build better lives for Canadians.”

Bill Karsten, President, Federation of Canadian Municipalities

Quick facts

  • The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities announce support for a new asset management initiative in New Brunswick communities:

    • Village of McAdam – Asset management plan: $15,680
  • The Municipal Asset Management Program is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen 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 to plan effectively.

  • The $110-million program, delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and funded by the Government of Canada, has invested in more than 663 municipal asset management projects.

  • Funding is available through a renewed federal investment in the program, first announced in the 2019 federal budget.

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