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Vision statement: To effectively deliver sustainable infrastructure for the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Project management and design, contract administration, site inspection, field coordination services and surveys on municipal infrastructure projects
  • Long-term planning studies and master plan development related to public works infrastructure (water, wastewater, storm drainage, energy conservation, solid waste management & transportation)
  • Review of secondary plans as they relate to/impact City engineering infrastructure and servicing
  • Coordination & facilitation of Environmental Assessment
  • Road Needs Studies
  • Infrastructure asset management and rehabilitation development
  • Planning, design and construction of City parks, waterfront, trail systems

Four Branches

Planning & Asset Management

Provides valued information to City Council to facilitate better, more informed decisions, which are aligned with the City’s Financial Policy Framework. Related page: Asset Management.

This branch also plans for renewal of existing assets and new assets that are required for growth. The branch completes condition assessments for linear infrastructure and conducts Master plans/studies for transportation, drainage, water, nutrient loading, wastewater and parks as well as Class Environmental Assessments for infrastructure and develops implementation plans for MPs and EAs, including input into the design process. Related page: Environmental Assessment


Provides engineering services and management for projects related to capital programs for the improvement of municipal infrastructure to ensure integrity of the infrastructure through the application of sound engineering standards, as well as project design for the City’s infrastructure including transportation and stormwater systems, water treatment, water transmission and distribution, wastewater treatment, wastewater collection systems, bridges, sidewalks, parking lots, culverts, traffic signals, airport, marina, landfill and recycling facilities.  Related page:  Building Barrie


Provides contract administration, site inspection services, project management and oversight and records management on municipal capital and operating infrastructure projects (water, wastewater, stormwater, roads, bridges, sidewalks, parking lots, culverts, traffic signals, site plan and subdivision development, airport, marina, landfill and recycling facilities), as well as inspections for work completed as part of right-of-way activity permitting process. Related page: The Road Ahead.


Provides support for the planned growth as well as administering all development applications including subdivision, site plan, rezoning and Committee of Adjustment as well as the permitting processes for site alteration, tree removal, ROWA and municipal consents.  In addition, creates and implements engineering standards and administers Graffiti Abatement Program.  Related page: Engineering Standards, Policies & Guidelines

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