Neepawa, Swan River, Hamiota, Minitonas and Westbourne to benefit from
New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund
Neepawa, MB – Today the Governments of Canada and Manitoba announced that five communities in Manitoba’s Parkland Region will benefit from the New Building Canada Plan’s Small Communities Fund.
“Our Government is proud to announce funding through the New Building Canada Fund for these five priority infrastructure projects in Manitoba’s Parkland region,” said Sopuck. “We look forward to a continued partnership with the Province of Manitoba to support the health and well-being of the region’s residents, while contributing to job creation and our economic future.”
The Small Communities Fund is part of the $10-billion Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component of the New Building Canada Fund. It will provide $1 billion to municipalities with fewer than 100,000 residents for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs.
The five projects in the Parkland Region that will benefit from this funding are:
• Installation of a new trunk sewer in the Town of Neepawa
• Upgrade to the Hayes Street Pump Station in the Town of Swan River
• Sewer line renewal on 7th Street in the Town of Hamiota
• Lagoon expansion in the Town of Minitonas
• Expansion of the Yellowhead regional water system in the Rural Municipality of Westbourne
These projects will help Parkland Region communities improve their water and wastewater infrastructure. When completed, the systems will better meet the needs of their residents today and into the future.
The five projects that were announced are among a number of projects announced recently across the province that will benefit from funding from the governments of Canada and Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund. Including the previously announced projects in the Interlake Region, East St. Paul, the southwest region, the north central and south central region, and southeast region, the governments of Canada and Manitoba have jointly invested close to $14 million in funding each into 23 projects under this fund to date.
• Each of the five projects announced will be cost-shared by the three governments on a one-third basis.
• The Government of Canada will provide up to $1,433,373 through the Small Communities Fund for these projects.
• The Province of Manitoba will contribute $1,433,373 to the projects.
• The municipalities will also contribute $1,433,373.
• The total eligible cost of these five projects is $4,300,119.
“The Town of Neepawa is pleased that our application has received approval from the New Building Canada Fund. This first round approval will mean that we can begin a phased approach to the development of a high priority infrastructure project which will provide alternate solid waste flow from the west side of our community directly to our treatment facilities. As our community continues to grow, demands will increase and this project will address health and safety concerns experienced by businesses and residents affected in the area.”
Adrian de Groot
Mayor of Neepawa
“The AMM is very pleased to be on the selection committee which made recommendations for the Small Communities Fund. This announcement will allow municipalities to move forward in addressing their infrastructure needs.”
President, Association of Manitoba Municipalities
Learn more about the Small Communities Fund.
To learn more about Manitoba’s infrastructure projects, www.infrastructure.mb.ca.
To learn more about the Government of Canada’s focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada’s Economic Action Plan.