Project approved under the Small Communities Fund
July, 31 2015
PARRY SOUND – Residents here will benefit from Emily St. watermain and sanitary sewer upgrades thanks to funding from the Government of Canada through the Small Communities Fund, said Parry Sound-Muskoka Member of Parliament, Tony Clement.
This project will include new watermains, sanitary sewers, a storm sewer system and associated road work. Once completed, the upgrades will modernize Emily Street’s drainage system while providing an opportunity to improve road infrastructure for the safety and security of motorists and pedestrian alike.
The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs. Canada will provide $272 million to support projects in communities across the province with fewer than 100,000 residents. This funding will help address local priorities, supporting job creation and economic growth, thus sustaining a high quality of life in small communities across Ontario for years to come. The project is in conjunction with the Province of Ontario.
The Government of Canada will provide up to $762,666 through the Small Communities Fund for the project.
Total eligible cost for the project is $2,288,000.
“We are pleased to invest in projects like this that will benefit Parry Sound by improving much needed local infrastructure. Our Government’s commitment to municipalities, big and small, has never been stronger. Through the New Building Canada Plan Small Communities Fund we are investing in priority infrastructure projects that have a strong impact on the quality of life of Ontario’s residents while helping job creation and economic growth,” said MP Clement.
To learn more about the Government of Canada’s infrastructure programs, including the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.
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