Asset management considers what services the City delivers, the assets needed to deliver these services and which assets are critical to service delivery.
Asset Management Plans (AMPs) describe the asset portfolio, levels of service and performance standards as well as actions and resources required to provide a defined level of service.
While the City’s Infrastructure Master Plans are reviewed as part of the asset management planning process, the City’s AMPs also go on to inform a variety of City documents, such as operating and capital budgets, long-term planning documents, use-fee rate studies and much more.
Starting in 2021, a new set of AMPs is being delivered. The new AMPs review the current state of the City's assets and the costs associated with continuing to effectively deliver City services.
Includes all City-owned facilities such as City Hall, fire stations, recreation centres and even smaller buildings like pavilions and park washrooms.
Includes specialized equipment such as fire trucks and Zambonis, as well as pick-up trucks, lawn mowers and snow plows.
Includes assets related to parks (playgrounds, sports fields), horticulture, park amenities and furniture and trails.
Outlines the state of Barrie's stormwater infrastructure, and highlights the costs associated with the City's responsibility to mitigate flooding and protect bodies of water from any harmful stormwater runoff.
Outlines the state of Barrie's transit assets, provides a plan for delivering services into 2028, and recommends a financial strategy into 2041.
Outlines the state of Barrie's transportation infrastructure and highlights costs associated with ensuring people can get around Barrie safely and effectively by driving, cycling or walking.
Outlines the state of Barrie's wastewater infrastructure and highlights the costs associated with collecting and treating the City's wastewater.
Outlines the state of Barrie's water infrastructure and highlights the costs associated with delivering safe drinking water.
Asset Management (AM) ensures community sustainability and a high quality of life through effective and innovative management of tangible assets. The Strategic Asset Management Policy sets the framework for undertaking asset management in a structured, coordinated way.
The Corporate Asset Management (CAM) department provides valuable information to City Council to facilitate better, more informed decisions aligned with the City’s Financial Policies Framework. Asset management is a journey and the City’s practices are evolving and continuously improving.
Asset management considers what services the City delivers, the assets needed to deliver these services and which assets are critical to service delivery. Ultimately the goal of asset management is to deliver services at the desired level while minimizing costs and maintaining an acceptable level of risk.
Assets Support Service Delivery
Assets only exist to support the delivery of services to the public. If a municipality doesn’t provide recreation as a service, it doesn't need to own assets like pools and arenas. If another level of government provided drinking water, the City wouldn't need to build, operate, or maintain water mains.
The City’s Assets & Their Value
As of January 2021, the City of Barrie owns about $5 Billion worth of assets that support in excess of 60 services. The CAM team provides valued information to senior staff and City Council to facilitate better, more informed decisions, which are aligned with the City’s Financial Policy Framework. The City’s asset management plans guide the management of the City’s many assets.
|Roads (and assets supporting road transportation)||$979M||1583 lane km|
|Active transportation (sidewalks, walkways and pedestrian bridges)||$99M||642 km|
|Paid parking lots||$27M||31 pay and display parking lots, 1 parkade (Collier Street)|
|Storm sewers and culverts||$730M||400 km of storm sewers and 880 culverts|
|Watercourses and ditches||$237M||250 km|
|Stormwater storage and treatment||$278M||95 stormwater management ponds and 71 manufactured treatment devices|
|Watermains (and supporting assets)||$919M||643 km|
|Water infrastructure – non-linear||$386M||1 water treatment plant, 3 water reservoirs, 7 pumping stations, 3 water towers, 12 wells|
|Sanitary sewers||$406M||549 km of sewers and 7,890 maintenance holes|
|Wastewater infrastructure – non-linear||$947M||1 wastewater treatment plant, 13 pumping stations, 1 biosolids facility|
|Transit||$82M||Garage, terminal, buses|
|Fleet vehicles||$64M||Cars, pick-up trucks, heavy trucks, mowers, ice equipment and specialized equipment|
|Buildings and parks||$614M||1 city hall, 5 fire stations, 1 operations centre and yard, 1 first responders campus, 3 recreation centres, parks, sports fields, playgrounds|