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Province of Manitoba

July 31, 2015 20:21 ET

Four Additional Infrastructure Projects in the Eastern Region Get Joint Government Funding

The City of Steinbach, Town of Niverville; and Rural Municipalities of Tache and Hanover are benefitting from the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund

WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - July 31, 2015) - The governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for four projects in communities in eastern Manitoba today under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

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.

Funding for the City of Steinbach will build upon work done under phase 1 and will see the installation of approximately 1600 meters each of new waterlines and sewer lines to replace existing aging underground infrastructure.

The Town of Niverville will install approximately 2100 meters of watermain to provide potable water and fire protection to the Main Street area, as well as enhancing water availability to multiple residential sectors.

The RM of Tache will complete a new supply well, an in ground concrete water storage reservoir and distribution pumping system, as well as construct a facility to house electrical, mechanical and treatment components in the community of Landmark.

The RM of Hanover will put the additional funding toward the construction of a new wastewater lift station and forcemain to address capacity issues in the community of Blumenort

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $3,699,155 through the Small Communities Fund for the four projects announced today.
  • The Province of Manitoba will also contribute $3,699,155 to the four projects.
  • The total eligible cost of the four projects is $13,297,470.

Quotes

"Our Government's support for public infrastructure in municipalities across Canada, big and small, has never been stronger. These vital infrastructure projects in communities like Landmark, Blumenort, Steinbach and Niverville will create jobs, promote growth, and contribute to the development of strong, prosperous communities throughout Manitoba. Keeping our communities healthy and safe, creating jobs, promoting growth and building strong, prosperous communities are our Government's highest priorities, all of which are being addressed through the New Building Canada Plan. "

- Ted Falk, Member of Parliament for Provencher

"Investments in infrastructure are investments in the people of Manitoba, and their long-term health and welfare. This funding will make sure Manitobans across the province benefit from investments that improve their everyday quality of life, and the long-term stability of their communities. The Manitoba government is proud of its role in creating good jobs and enhancing strong communities. These investments will go the distance for Manitobans, for decades to come."

- Drew Caldwell, Minister of Municipal Government

"The projects selected under the Small Communities Fund will make a significant contribution to our members' infrastructure needs. The AMM is pleased to be part of this successful partnership which brings needed infrastructure investments to Manitoba municipalities."

- Chris Goertzen, President, Association of Manitoba Municipalities

Associated Links

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Interlake Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in East St. Paul to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southwest Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's North Central and South Central Regions to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southeast Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Parkland Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Northern Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

Follow the link to learn more about the Small Communities Fund.

Follow the links for additional information on the New Building Canada Plan and the benefits it provides to Manitoba.

To learn more about Manitoba's infrastructure projects, please visit 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.

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Backgrounder

The Governments of Canada and Manitoba are announcing funding for 4 additional projects in communities across the Eastern Region of the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund.

In addition to the 26 projects previously announced, below are the details from the four additional Small Communities Fund Projects in Eastern Manitoba that were recently approved.

Municipality Project Title Total Costs*
Steinbach, City Underground Infrastructure Renewal Phases 2 & 3 $4,400,000
Tache, RM Landmark Water Utility Upgrade $5,400,000
Hanover, RM Blumenort Lift Station and Forcemain $1,454,000
Niverville, Town Water Distribution Project - Phase 1 $2,043,470

*Total estimated project cost

For more information on the projects previously announced in Manitoba under the Small Communities Fund, please see the following news releases:

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Interlake Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Drinking Water Infrastructure Project in East St. Paul to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southwest Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's North Central and South Central Regions to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Southeast Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Parkland Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

- Infrastructure Projects in Manitoba's Northern Region to Receive Joint Government Funding

For more information on the New Building Canada Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/plan-eng.html

Contact Information

  • Vincent Rabault, Press Secretary
    Office of the Minister of Infrastructure,
    Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs,
    and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada
    for the Regions of Quebec
    613-943-1838

    Naline Rampersad
    Cabinet Communications
    Province of Manitoba
    204-945-1494

    Lynne Bereza
    Communications Coordinator
    Association of Manitoba Municipalities
    204-856-2366

    Infrastructure Canada
    613-960-9251
    Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
    media@infc.gc.ca