Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MPP Bill Walker is pleased to see that funding from federal and provincial governments has been approved for four local community infrastructure projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada program.
The total funding for the projects is $8,980,133.35 with the federal government providing $3,592,053.34, the provincial government provincial $2,993,078.45 and the local municipalities providing $2,395,001.56.
Funding has been approved for these four projects:
Municipality of Arran-Elderslie – Paisley Town Hall Accessibility Project – $77,595.10 – federal, $64,656.12 – provincial, $51,736.53 – local. Total: $193,987.75
Township of Georgian Bluffs – Kemble Community Centre Accessibility and Energy Efficiency – $678,000 – federal, $554,943.50 – provincial, $452,056.50 – local. Total: $1,695,000
Town of Hanover – Trails System – $860,640 – federal, $717,128.28 – provincial, $573,831.72 – local. Total: $2,151,600
Municipality of Northern Bruce Peninsula – Improvement to Lion’s Head Community Centre and Arena – $1,975,818.24 – federal, $1,646,350.55 – provincial, $1,317,376.81 – local. Total: $4,939,545.60
“This is wonderful news for Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound. This funding represents a huge investment in the recreational and cultural infrastructure in our area. This is a significant boost for our rural communities,” said Walker. “Our government is committed to bringing infrastructure investments to communities across Ontario and supporting recreational infrastructure projects to help make our communities stronger and more inclusive, while also helping to create jobs.”
“I am excited to see this investment in Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound, and to see the benefits that partnerships between levels of government can bring. This past year has been difficult for so many, and this funding will meaningfully contribute to the infrastructure in our rural communities,” said Bruce-Grey-Owen Sound MP Alex Ruff. “It is exactly these types of investments that can drive economic growth and create jobs, and now is a vital time for these types of projects. I look forward to seeing shovels in the ground and checking out the completed projects across the riding.”
The Government of Canada is investing over $11.3 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Ontario is providing more than $9 million, while municipalities and other recipients are investing over $7.1 million in their respective projects.