Presentation on theme: "Why? Why should we focus on asset management? National Context 2003 Technology Roadmap Report stated infrastructure at a “critical stage” nationally."— Presentation transcript:
Why? Why should we focus on asset management?
National Context 2003 Technology Roadmap Report stated infrastructure at a “critical stage” nationally Stated 79% of useful life of infrastructure had been used up $75 billion infrastructure deficit Formation of the National Asset Management Working Group
What Does this mean at the Local Level? There will be lots of funding demands across Canada – ie, competition for limited resources. Eventually greater scrutiny re: infrastructure funding. Jurisdictions may benefit from presenting a strategy with fewer information gaps.
Why? If we can’t describe - what we have, - what condition it is in, - when it will need to be replaced, - what it will cost, and - the consequence of failure, how can we expect to present a clear case for our funding needs?
We need to be able to tell the story about our infrastructure.
Local Benefits of Asset Management Ability to accurately describe infrastructure deficit Informed decision making, using risk- based priorities Community infrastructure that is more sustainable and resilient Ability to assess whether we are delivering the right level of service at the right cost
Benefits to Yukon See previous slide (common benefits), also: Better understanding of communities’ infrastructure funding needs, Optimized use of infrastructure funding
Sustainability - OTOF Resilient communities is the theme of YG’s 2011 report titled Our Towns, Our Futures (OTOF)
Infrastructure Funding Federal and Territorial infrastructure funding sources in Yukon include: Gas Tax Build Canada Comprehensive Municipal Grant (CMG) Other infrastructure funds
Funding Sources These funding sources are periodically updated and may eventually become linked to asset management planning.
‘We,’ ‘Us,’ ‘Our’ Improving the flow of information between communities and YG will be beneficial for YG to represent the interests of the communities in negotiating future infrastructure funding sources with the Government of Canada. Use bullets, “integrate” – common interests, benefits, describe to canada…
Data = Information Information sharing relies upon meaningful data and the ability to analyze and report on that data Tools and practices can assist with the sharing of information within a government and between governments (transportability)
Our Objective To promote modern practices for the management of tangible capital assets throughout the Territory. (link to benefits mentioned earlier)
How? Create and utilize a network amongst different levels of government in the Territory to foster the use of modern asset management practices (shorten) Educate ourselves Utilize appropriate software that can help us ‘tell the story’ of infrastructure at the local and territorial level. (shorten)
How do we Move Forward? First and foremost, decide if it is important enough to dedicate some time and resources (recognize this as an opportunity) (get on board…) Start with discussions within your individual government, including council and administration across program areas, departments
How do we Move Forward? YG (Community Development) has a project plan We invite all municipalities and First Nations to be represented in an asset management round table group Group to review the plan and provide continual input regarding implementation
Modern and efficient infrastructure plays a critical foundational role in: Supporting a competitive economy e.g. getting our goods to market – quickly and efficiently, attracting private sector capital and expertise Protecting our environment e.g. cleaner water and air Supporting strong and prosperous communities e.g. quality of life in Canada's communities is important in attracting skilled workers