Help us create a sustainable Waterloo!

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Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about creating a sustainable service delivery framework for our assets (i.e., facilities, roads, parks, trails and water service infrastructure). Watching our infrastructure fall into complete disrepair or leaving the decision to the next generation is not prudent and will impact our quality of life. There will be tough choices ahead and your valued input will assist us in future planning and decision-making.

Background

Throughout 2019, we asked residents to provide their input on Waterloo's infrastructure services and funding levels through an engagement/consultation campaign that included surveys as well as open houses. On Nov. 18, 2019, staff presented council with a report outlining the results of the public engagement and next steps. Three key findings of the public engagement campaign included:

  • overall satisfaction with the current performance of city assets is high;
  • investment in green infrastructure assets is considered important; and
  • increasing infrastructure funding is important.

The financial implications related to these key insights will be addressed through the 2020 to 2022 budget (operating and capital) process and the long term financial plan which will be released to council and the public on Dec. 9, 2019. The 2020 to 2022 budget will include increased infrastructure reinvestment proposed to be funded through tax increases above inflation, through a portion of Waterloo North Hydro dividend revenue being directed to the capital infrastructure reinvestment reserve fund and a proposed increase to preventative maintenance activities.

Learn more

To learn more about the current state of our asset inventory view the 2018 asset management report cards we've prepared for transportation, our facilities, water distribution, stormwater and sanitary/sewer, parking and city fleet assets.

Thank you to everyone who provided feedback about creating a sustainable service delivery framework for our assets (i.e., facilities, roads, parks, trails and water service infrastructure). Watching our infrastructure fall into complete disrepair or leaving the decision to the next generation is not prudent and will impact our quality of life. There will be tough choices ahead and your valued input will assist us in future planning and decision-making.

Background

Throughout 2019, we asked residents to provide their input on Waterloo's infrastructure services and funding levels through an engagement/consultation campaign that included surveys as well as open houses. On Nov. 18, 2019, staff presented council with a report outlining the results of the public engagement and next steps. Three key findings of the public engagement campaign included:

  • overall satisfaction with the current performance of city assets is high;
  • investment in green infrastructure assets is considered important; and
  • increasing infrastructure funding is important.

The financial implications related to these key insights will be addressed through the 2020 to 2022 budget (operating and capital) process and the long term financial plan which will be released to council and the public on Dec. 9, 2019. The 2020 to 2022 budget will include increased infrastructure reinvestment proposed to be funded through tax increases above inflation, through a portion of Waterloo North Hydro dividend revenue being directed to the capital infrastructure reinvestment reserve fund and a proposed increase to preventative maintenance activities.

Learn more

To learn more about the current state of our asset inventory view the 2018 asset management report cards we've prepared for transportation, our facilities, water distribution, stormwater and sanitary/sewer, parking and city fleet assets.

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    This survey focuses on city-owned facilities such as our recreation centres, city hall, service centres and libraries. We would like your input on the importance of sustaining various aspects of these facilities. To learn more about the current state of our facilities, please view our facilities report card.

    This survey focuses on city-owned facilities such as our recreation centres, city hall, service centres and libraries. We would like your input on the importance of sustaining various aspects of these facilities. To learn more about the current state of our facilities, please view our facilities report card.

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    Help us understand the importance of stormwater assets to you and your family and the value you place on their continued maintenance. Stormwater assets include ponds, creeks and streams and underground pipes and related infrastructure.

    Help us understand the importance of stormwater assets to you and your family and the value you place on their continued maintenance. Stormwater assets include ponds, creeks and streams and underground pipes and related infrastructure.

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    Help us understand the importance of park infrastructure to you and your family and the value you place on their continued maintenance. This survey focuses on park infrastructure such as playgrounds, community rinks, sports fields, local parks and trails. 

    Help us understand the importance of park infrastructure to you and your family and the value you place on their continued maintenance. This survey focuses on park infrastructure such as playgrounds, community rinks, sports fields, local parks and trails. 

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    Help us understand the importance of transportation infrastructure to you and your family and the value you place on their continued maintenance. This survey focuses on roads, sidewalks and trails. We would like your input on the importance of maintaining various aspects of each asset. Examples of maintenance activities include fixing potholes, sidewalk trip steps or replacing asphalt. To learn more about the current state of our transportation assets, view the 2018 report card.

    Help us understand the importance of transportation infrastructure to you and your family and the value you place on their continued maintenance. This survey focuses on roads, sidewalks and trails. We would like your input on the importance of maintaining various aspects of each asset. Examples of maintenance activities include fixing potholes, sidewalk trip steps or replacing asphalt. To learn more about the current state of our transportation assets, view the 2018 report card.

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