Thursday, January 27, 2011

Provincial grant programs provide incentives for innovation and integration

Worth Every Penny: Regional District of Nanaimo hosts Water Pricing Workshop in September 2010

Sustainable Service Delivery is an emerging issue in BC. Changing and/or additional demands mean the local government workload is expanding. Local governments are being challenged to maintain and/or replace existing infrastructure over time, and to ‘do more with less’.

“Provincial grant programs provide local governments with incentives for implementation of new ways of doing business,” states Glen Brown, Executive Director for Local Government Infrastructure and Finance in the Ministry of Community & Rural Development. He is part of the faculty for the Water Pricing Workshop; and will connect the dots between financial accountability, infrastructure sustainability and service delivery.

“Money – it should be about how to get the most value out of every dollar spent. Too often, thinking stops after the capital investment is made. Yet everyone needs to be thinking in terms of life-cycle costs, including future recapitalization of the investment.”

News Release #2010-32
August 24, 2010

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