Ontario municipalities are now required to develop detailed asset management plans to accompany any request for provincial infrastructure funding. The province is making up to $9 million available to small and rural communities to assist with the preparation of these plans. Municipalities are responsible for tailoring their asset management planning practices to their unique needs and ensuring that all the relevant expertise is brought to bear.
There are a number of tools available on this site that will guide municipalities in the successful execution of their asset management plans. Tipsheets and templates are available to provide comprehensive models for municipalities developing different stages of their asset management plans.
This toolkit is also intended to be a hub for best practices in municipal asset management planning. Discover what other municipalities are doing with asset management by clicking through our interactive map.
Build support for your work by communicating the benefits of asset management planning to a range of audiences.
Assess current asset management practices to identify strengths and areas for improvement.
Turn your PSAB 3150 compliant asset inventory into an inventory that supports detailed asset management planning.
Explore various ways to communicate the state of local infrastructure with the public.
Understand risk analysis as part of the asset management planning process.
Learn the fundamentals of estimating the lifecycle cost of potential asset management strategies.
Consider various ways of collaborating on asset management with neighbouring municipalities.
Bridge inspection documents and reporting forms.
Consider using Municipal DataWorks or other software tool to track and analyse infrastructure asset data.
Explore Ontario municipal sector associations with expertise in asset management planning.