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Government of Manitoba

July 31, 2015 20:42 ET

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

The Town of Neepawa and the Rural Municipalities of Mountain, Dauphin, and Harrison Park 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 additional projects for communities in Manitoba's Parkland region 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.

The RM of Mountain will construct a water reservoir to meet Manitoba Drinking Water Safety Act Regulations and will implement a new water treatment process to meet Federal Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality.

The RM of Dauphin will expand the existing G3 Water Cooperative regional public water system. Phase 1 of this project will include the construction of approximately 99 household service connections and two pressure reducing stations in the municipality.

Using the existing waterlines, the municipality of Harrison Park will install a pump station and reservoir in the community of Onanole, and the town of Neepawa will install a new lift station and will connect the town's various sewer mains.

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $2,650,999 through the Small Communities Fund for the four projects.
  • The Province of Manitoba will also contribute $2,650,899 to the four projects.
  • The total eligible cost of the four projects is $7,953,000.

Quotes

"Our Government's support for public infrastructure in municipalities across Canada, big and small, has never been stronger. To date, 49 projects in every region of Manitoba have been approved for funding as a result of our hard work with our provincial partners. These vital infrastructure projects will create jobs, promote growth, and contribute to the development of strong, prosperous communities throughout Manitoba."

Robert Sopuck, Member of Parliament for Dauphin-Swan River-Marquette

"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 Parkland 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 4 additional Small Communities Fund Projects in Parkland Manitoba that were recently approved.

Municipality Project Title Total Costs*
Mountain, RM Birch River Water Treatment Plant Upgrades $ 500,000
Dauphin, RM Rural Water Pipelines $ 3,129,000
Harrison Park Municipality Onanole Water System Pump House and Reservoir $ 2,024,000
Neepawa, Town New Trunk Sewer Phase 2 $ 2,300,000

*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