Covering a wide range of community infrastructure projects across the province of B.C. including green energy systems, solid waste management, drinking water, wastewater management, highways, roads, bridges and more, the federal government and the province have announced joint funding of over $87 million for 26 new infrastructure projects in 26 communities.
Once example, in Pitt Meadows, funding will go towards replacing the aging Pitt Polder pump station with a new, more efficient system. This new system will help ensure that the city is better prepared to manage and mitigate potential flood situations.
- The Government of Canada will provide up to $43.5 million of the total eligible cost of $149.3 million towards the 26 projects. The Government of British Columbia will also contribute $43.5 million.
- Local governments will provide the remaining funds to cover their respective project costs.
The largest budgeted projects include the $27.73 million Duncan/North Cowichan Joint Utilities Board Wastewater Outfall Relocation, the $10.44 million Peachland Creek Water Treatment Plant in Peachland, and $9.9 million Skaha Estates & Kaleden Sewering Project – Phase 1 in Okanagan-Similkameen.
Other projects include:
Bowen Island’s Cove Bay Water Treatment Plant
Campbell River’s South Island Highway Improvement Project – Phase 2
Castlegar’s Columbia Avenue Complete Streets
Comox Valley’s Comox Strathcona Waste Management Regional Organics Composting Facility
Courtenay’s Rehabilitation of the 5th Street Bridge
Creston’s Schikurski Pump Station Upgrade
Fort St. John’s 100th Street Corridor Improvements – Phase 1
Fraser-Fort George’s Full Service Transfer Station at the Mackenzie Regional Landfill
Gar Creek Water Users Association’s Upper Gar Creek Water Project
Kitimat-Stikine’s Queensway Sewage Lagoon Erosion Protection – Phase 1
Lantzville’s Phase III Sanitary Sewer Collection System
Maple Ridge’s Maple Ridge Downtown Core Road and Utility Rehabilitation Project, Phase 4
Nanaimo Airport Commission’s Nanaimo Airport Expansion Project Phase 1 – Air Terminal Building
Nelson’s Hall Street Corridor – Phase II
City of North Vancouver’s Replacement of existing Marine Drive Bridge over Mosquito Creek
Slocan’s Springer Creek Micro Hydro Project
Spallumcheen’s Pleasant Valley Road Upgrade
Sparwood’s Middletown Crossing – Highway 3/43 Intersection Improvements
Telkwa’s Trobak Hill Water Reservoir
Victoria’s Point Ellice Bridge Upgrade