Infrastructure Ranking Guidelines

Assessment of risk is always the top consideration when putting forward an infrastructure priority. Ask yourself if this project is Critical, Moderate or Low Risk:

  • Critical: Infrastructure Projects deemed critical are those which, if deferred will result in risk to human health, environmental law, or the inability for a community to receive basic service delivery. Basic services are considered to be airports, schools, health facilities, water, sewage, and solid waste, etc. In addition, if a project demonstrates the ability to improve the health and wellness of the community, they may be deemed critical.  
  • Moderate: Infrastructure Projects deemed to be of moderate risk are similar to critical risk projects however; the basic services are able to be delivered by an alternative means. Ex. Water reservoir expansion, infrastructure and equipment required to respond to emergency situations, etc.
  • Low Risk: Infrastructure Projects deemed to be of low risk are those which are secondary to the overall effectiveness of a piece of community infrastructure. Ex. A Community Hall is inadequate in size and does not meet community capacity needs for a biannual community gathering, etc.

Infrastructure Categories:

  1. Health and Safety – Projects that directly reduce the risk to human health in your community and supports the basic human needs of community members. Ex. Water, Wastewater, Solid Waste, Health Centre, etc.
  2. Mandated Programs and Services – Projects which provide an essential program and/or service to your community would be ranked within this criterion. Ex. Fire Hall, Community Roads, etc.
  3. Sustainability, Economic and Benefits – Projects that are cost shared by the GN and Federal Government, carry a potential return investment or are energy efficient would meet this criterion. Ex. Water, wastewater, Solid Waste, Airports, etc.

Click here to view Part A Standards Manual - April 2012

Click here to view Part B Standards Manual - April 2012