05/25/2015

Submission to the Standing Committee on General Government Bill 6, Infrastructure for Jobs and Prosperity Act, 2014. May 25, 2015.
AMO supports the Bill as it is written and believes that codifying the principles of asset management used by the Province and municipal governments and having a long term provincial infrastructure plan are positive developments.

Municipalities will have some reservations about the wording of the Bill and regarding the need for economic development and demographic trends to represent the province as a whole and the need to use infrastructure to support local and regional economies across the province.

AMO points to the voluntary work the sector has done to incorporate more rigorous asset management planning in decision making at the local government level and the deepening of capacity as more data is added to plans, plans are refined and staff and councillors develop a greater facility in using them.