Asset management

Find out about the condition of the city-owned assets and how we’re planning to manage them in the future.

Asset management brings together different municipal disciplines to manage infrastructure planning. Public infrastructure such as city buildings, roads, and parks have estimated service lifespans and rehabilitation and replacement costs. Use this page to determine the condition of city-owned assets and how we plan to manage them in the future.

Asset management plan

The City’s Asset Management Plan is based on the best available asset inventory, condition and deterioration trends, and the most recently approved capital budget and funding forecast. The projected performance of assets will change over time. The funding included in the plan is rehabilitation or replacement funding that excludes funding allocated to growth projects.

Asset type Year Replacement value ($M) Current condition Annual ideal spend ($M) Annual budget ($M) Annual funding gap ($M)
Surface treated roads 2022 $138.5 Fair $3.0 $1.0 $2.0
Local roads 2022 $260.5 Fair $9.8 $6.1 $3.7
Arterial rural roads 2022 $158.1 Poor $5.7 $3.6 $2.1
Arterial urban roads 2022 $145.3 Fair $4.9 $3.0 $1.9
Bridges 2022 $152.0 Good $2.3 $1.0 $1.3
Culverts 2022 $19.4 Good $0.5 $0.2 $0.3
Stormwater assets 2022 $81.4 Good $1.2 $0.5 $0.7
Water assets 2022 $357.9 Good $5.5 $2.8 $2.7
Sanitary assets 2022 $231.6 Good $4.3 $1.9 $2.4
Total core assets $1,550.4 $37.1 $20.0 $17.1
Fleet 2024 $52.8 Fair $4.1 $3.3 $0.8
Outdoor Parks and Recreation 2024 $46.6 Fair $3.8 $1.9 $1.9
Facilities (Ex. Water/Sanitary) 2024 $143.3 Fair $4.6 $2.4 $2.2
Total non-core assets $242.7 $12.5 $7.6 $4.9
Total assets $1,787.4 $49.6 $27.7 $21.9

Asset types

Expand the tabs to find an overview of each asset type, or find the link to the entire Asset Management Plan below for a detailed breakdown.

Roads are made up of four subcategories: surface treated, local, arterial rural and arterial urban roads. Our estimates includes the cost to replace or repair the road surface, base and sub-base as well as sidewalks, curbs, gutters and more. There are around 723 kms of roads throughout the city of Quinte West.

Current state
Replacement cost: $702.4 million
Average age: 30 years
Average condition: Fair

Financial situation
Ideal spend: $23.5 million
Budgeted spend: $13.7 million
Infrastructure gap: $9.8 million

There are 44 bridges and 31 culverts in Quinte West. The cost to replace bridges includes the surface, structure and more. The cost to replace culverts includes the structure, guide rails and more.

Current state
Replacement cost: $171.4 million
Average age: 51 years
Average condition: Good

Financial situation
Ideal spend: $2.8 million
Budgeted spend: $1.2 million
Infrastructure gap: $1.6 million

Stormwater assets are split into two main categories: stormwater ponds and stormwater pipes. Financial estimates for the repair and replacements of pipes include the costs of smaller subsegments like manholes and catch basins. There are over 88 kms of stormwater pipes throughout Quinte West with 25 storm ponds.

Current state
Replacement cost: $87.1 million
($81.4 million for pipes and $5.7 million for ponds)
Average age: 36 years
Average condition: Good

Financial situation
Ideal spend: $1.2 million
($1.1 million for pipes and $0.1 million for ponds)
Budgeted spend: $0.5 million
Infrastructure gap: $0.7 million

Water assets are split into two main categories: water facilities and pipes. Financial estimates for the repair and replacements of pipes include the costs of smaller subsegments like valves, hydrants, and more. There are over 210 kms of water pipes and three water treatment facilities.

Current state
Replacement cost: $357.9 million
($252.1 million for pipes and $105.8 million for facilities)
Average age: 37 years
Average condition: Good

Financial situation
Ideal spend: $5.5 million
($3.1 million for pipes and $2.4 million on facilities)
Budgeted spend: $2.8 million
Infrastructure gap: $2.7 million

Sanitary assets are split into two main categories: sanitary facilities and pipes. The facilities are made up of pumping stations and treatment plants, while the pipes are grouped with manholes. There are five treatment plants and over 138 km of sanitary pipe throughout Quinte West.

Current state
Replacement cost: $231.6 million
($143.6 million for pipes and $87.9 million for facilities)
Average age: 42 years
Average condition: Good

Financial situation
Ideal spend: $4.3 million
($2.4 million for pipes and $1.9 million on facilities)
Budgeted spend: $1.9 million
Infrastructure gap: $2.4 million

Core Asset Management Plan (PDF) – Published May 2022. 

Facilities Asset Management Plan – Published June 2024. 

Fleet Asset Management Plan  – Published June 2024. 

Outdoor Parks and Recreation Asset Management Plan  – Published June 2024. 

Asset management policy

The city has an official policy that ensures we understand the long-term consequences of managing public infrastructure.

This is accomplished by combining evidence-based analysis with professional management to: 

  • Establish the framework that guides the City in managing its physical assets
  • Communicate expectations and goals
  • Drive long term thinking and planning
  • Support financial stability
  • Support evidence-based business cases for budgets and long-term forecasts.

Download the full Asset Management Policy (PDF), last revised in 2019.

Last Updated: 3 weeks ago

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