The Regional District of Nanaimo and Town of Qualicum Beach each received a $50,000 funding for their respective projects from the Municipal Asset Management Program.
The RDN will use the funds to develop financial metrics to improve enhancement and restoration of streams through asset management. Qualicum Beach will invest the funds on asset management plan and facilities assessment.
The two District 69 projects are among the 10 British Columbia initiatives that were chosen to receive the MAMP grants, that totalled $446,000.
The grant aims to strengthen local infrastructure planning and decision-making by increasing local asset management capacity through investments in activities such as asset management training, technology and software enhancements and information sharing.
The MAMP is funded by the Canadian Government and is delivered through the Federation of Canadian Municipalities.
— NEWS Staff, submitted