Aurora, ON — The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities, and Scott Pearce, President of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), have announced a federal investment of over $700,000 to help 16 communities in Ontario implement innovative strategies to manage their municipal infrastructure.

Known as asset management, this investment will help the communities ensure that their infrastructure such as arenas, bridges, drinking water and wastewater systems, and roads are working as efficiently as possible. It will also allow them to make better investment decisions. Asset management additionally helps reduce risks so municipalities can provide reliable and affordable services and a high quality of life to their residents.

Among the communities:

  • The Town of Aurora. It will receive $50,000 to develop an asset management plan and a better understanding of the town’s assets, specifically roads, water, wastewater & stormwater systems, facilities, fleet, land, parkland & land improvements, bridges & culverts, and machinery & equipment. It will also help the Town evaluate the performance of assets, and effectively prepare for future maintenance. The plan will also assist Aurora in its budgeting process and will be critical in helping it comply with provincial.
  • The United Counties of Stormont, Dundas and Glengarry. They will receive $50,000 to continue collecting information on the material, the size and the condition of remaining un-inspected storm sewers.
  • The City of Quinte West. It will receive $50,000 to conduct traffic counts for strategically chosen roads throughout the municipality, improve the road condition assessment process and provide better source data for its asset management plan.

“Investments in infrastructure asset management projects will help improve the quality of life in municipalities across Ontario. Today’s funding announcement will help them plan and manage their infrastructure based on reliable data to create strong, sustainable and affordable communities.” – The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities

Quick facts

  • The funding announced today comes from the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP) – a $110-million program funded by the Government of Canada and delivered by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
  • The MAMP is designed to help Canadian municipalities strengthen infrastructure investment decisions based on reliable data and sound asset management practices.
  • The MAMP provides asset management training, funding and information sharing to enable municipalities to access the data needed to plan effectively.
  • Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the Government of Canada is investing over $180 billion over 12 years in municipal asset management, in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and rural and northern communities across Canada.


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