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For Immediate Release:
October 12, 2017
 
 

Ninety-two Per Cent of the Region of Peelís Infrastructure Meets Or Exceeds Asset Requirements Set By Council

Region of Peel's 2017 Infrastructure Status and Outlook Report Now Available

BRAMPTON, ON. (Oct. 12, 2017)†Ė The Region of Peel's 2017 Infrastructure Status and Outlook Report shows that 92 per cent of the Region's infrastructure meets or exceeds the asset requirements set by Council.

The Region of Peel owns and operates more than $26B of assets including roads, bridges, buildings, pipes, fleet and equipment to support services in Affordable Housing, Child Care Centres, Homeless Shelters, Long Term Care, Paramedics, Transportation, Waste Management, Wastewater and Water.

"Residents and businesses rely on good quality assets every day to live well and thrive," said Stephen VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. "Investing in our assets and building new, critical infrastructure helps us achieve the service outcomes that our community deserves like maintaining paramedic response times, increasing the quality of life for long-term care residents and delivering safe drinking water. We are proud that our efforts to keep people and goods moving throughout Peel are well recognized by Council."

Through proactive, long-term planning, staff continually monitor the condition and performance of assets to ensure a state of good repair and achievement of target levels set by Council.

The Region's Asset Management Plan guides Regional investments in services, programs and infrastructure to meet the needs of Peel residents, businesses and community partners today and in the future. It also supports the Region's†20-year Strategic Plan†with a vision of building a Community for Life across Peel.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore†peelregion.ca†and follow us on Twitter at†@regionofpeel.

 

Media Contacts:

Genevieve Ricciardella
Specialist, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4672

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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