Fredericton Junction, New Brunswick —The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are working together to provide residents and businesses with modern, reliable and sustainable public infrastructure that will help safeguard public health and improve the quality of life for New Brunswickers.
Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the Honourable Rick Doucet, Minister of Energy and Resource Development and Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, along with James Webb, Deputy Mayor of the Village of Fredericton Junction today announced more than $1.6 million in joint funding for two new infrastructure projects that will benefit the people living in Fredericton Junction.
First, residents will benefit from clean and reliable water thanks to the replacement of a municipal well. The second project involves renewing the Wilsey Road Wastewater Pumping Station to ensure the village can continue to provide residents with modern and efficient wastewater treatment services.
Once completed, these projects will help ensure a healthy environment and community, and protect the local waterways for Fredericton Junction residents.
“By investing in public infrastructure the Government of Canada is creating economic growth, opportunities and good jobs for the middle class. Strategic infrastructure like the water and wastewater systems in Fredericton Junction will ensure residents have access to clean water while also protecting the environment. Projects like these will help ensure the long-term health and prosperity of New Brunswick residents for generations to come.” ~ Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“Targeting smart infrastructure investments to produce long-term prosperity and strengthen communities will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life of all residents.” ~ The Honourable Rick Doucet, Minister of Energy and Resource Development and Minister of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries, on behalf of Hon. Bill Fraser, Minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.
“We are excited for this funding announcement which will allow our village to address two major issues. Providing safe clean drinking water to our residents is our number one priority as well as providing them with a modern and efficient wastewater facility. We are pleased to have both the Federal and Provincial governments partnering with us to see these projects through – a clear demonstration of their support of rural New Brunswick and small Communities like our beautiful little Community of Fredericton Junction.” ~ James Webb, Deputy Mayor of Fredericton Junction
- The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing $442,530 for the municipal well replacement project through the Small Communities Fund. The Village will provide the balance of the funding.
- The Government of Canada is providing $143,750 and the Government of New Brunswick is contributing $71,875 for the Wilsey Road Wastewater Pumping Station renewal project through the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Village will provide the balance of the funding.
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- $26.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
- Today’s investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in Atlantic Canada by capitalizing on global trade opportunities, attracting investments and enhancing regional productivity.
Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ Investing in Canada plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html
Investing in Canada plan project map: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/gmap-gcarte/index-eng.html
Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nb-eng.html
Smart Cities Challenge: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/cities-villes-eng.html
Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html
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Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
Regional Development Corporation