The Government of Canada is investing $1.18 million in 26 Manitoba communities through the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP), delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM). As Canada moves toward a strong recovery, these projects will help communities make data-driven decisions about key infrastructure and ensure long-term infrastructure performance.
With funding from MAMP:
- The Rural Municipality of Rosser, the Town of Teulon, the Town of Stonewall, and the Rural Municipality of Rockwood will hire a regional resource person to increase capacity on asset management within their jurisdiction. At the same time, individual municipalities will expand capacity through training, data register information improvements, Geographic Information System (GIS) and software enhancements, customer service surveys and risk analysis.
- The Surface Water Management Strategy for the Rural Municipality of Hanover will provide insight into the flood and drought risks to municipal assets through an in-depth investigation of the culvert assets and the water flow network throughout the Rural Municipality. This project is part of a collaborative partnership with the Municipalities of Stuartburn, Emerson-Franklin and Hanover to reduce flood and drought risk within three watersheds.
- The Rural Municipality of Argyle will develop an asset management policy, strategy, and plan, that will provide data on the key assets owned by the municipality. This information will guide long-term financial decisions, leading to a greater financial security for the organization.
“Our government is investing in infrastructure asset management projects that will help communities across Manitoba grow their economy and improve quality of life. This funding through the Municipal Asset Management Program will help communities manage municipal infrastructure and make stronger investment decisions based on reliable data which will shape their future.” The Honourable Daniel Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface – Saint Vital, Minister of Northern Affairs, Minister responsible for Prairies Economic Development Canada, and Minister responsible for the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency.
Further information on the 26 projects can be found in the backgrounder.