The Infrastructure Management division coordinates and manages the programs focused on ensuring longevity and sustainability of the City’s infrastructure such as road, storm and sanitary infrastructure, the City’s internal Geographic Information System (GIS) technology and mapping services, the City’s urban forest infrastructure as well as the long-term Corporate Asset Management Plan and Corporate Sustainability and Climate Change Programs.

Highlights

Information and condition of infrastructure assets is collected and used as input to the capital program development. Work of this nature is ongoing, allowing staff to utilize the information to create proactive maintenance programs necessary to maximize life cycle of municipal infrastructure and to make the best use of capital funding.

As of the fall of 2019, the Sustainability program including the administration of the Climate Change Action Plan was transferred from Community Services and became the responsibility of the Infrastructure Management Division to more closely align with the many IPS projects that include sustainability goals and with Asset Management. This realignment ensures collaboration among staff on City projects as well as community projects.

The 2021 Budget reflects the addition of $426,000 to the Climate Change reserve to fund focused initiatives identified in the Climate Change Action Plans and the funding of a full-time Climate Change Coordinator. The budget also reflects the loss of revenue from the completion of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities funding ($62,500) for the Senior Watershed Project Manager position.

Key initiatives

  • Coordinate Corporate Sustainability program
  • Development and refinement of the Corporate Asset Management Plan
  • Watershed planning and Low Impact Development
  • Conveyance sewer systems performance
  • Urban Forest Strategic Plan and Canopy Conservation By-Laws
  • GIS Open Data Initiative and Data Governance
  • Refinement of mapping/GIS/data for public use
  • Administer Corporate and Community Climate Change Action Plans

2021 Overview

Infrastructure Management
Description2021 recommended
Expenditures $2,719,836
Revenues $1,312,537
Net requirement $1,407,299