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Government of New Brunswick

Government of New Brunswick

June 01, 2015 10:30 ET

Government of Canada Supports Important Jonathan Creek Culvert Replacement Project in Moncton Through the Small Communities Fund

Project made possible by the New Building Canada Plan

MONCTON, NEW BRUNSWICK--(Marketwired - June 1, 2015) - Infrastructure Canada

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec, was joined today by the Honourable Roger Melanson, New Brunswick Minister of Finance and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure, the Honourable Cathy Rogers, New Brunswick Minister of Social Development, and George LeBlanc, Mayor of Moncton, to announce $1,140,205 in federal funding for the Jonathan Creek storm culvert replacement project in Moncton.

The project involves replacing the Jonathan Creek storm culvert by a combination of excavation and tunnelling. The work also includes relocating municipal sewer and water mains. This will directly address flooding incidents, thus reducing the burden on the waste water treatment plant as well as overflow incidents. This work will improve the efficiency of the wastewater collection and treatment system in the area, and improve protection against property damage from flooding.

The project announced today is among 38 projects recently approved for more than $79 million in joint funding under the Small Communities Fund in New Brunswick. These projects represent important investments in the drinking water, disaster mitigation and wastewater infrastructure that maintain safe, healthy communities. Once complete, the work will significantly improve key municipal services for residents and help boost regional development for years to come.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund provides funding for priority public infrastructure projects that deliver on local needs across the country. Canada and New Brunswick will each provide $39,363,723 to support projects in New Brunswick communities with fewer than 100,000 residents over the course of the funding program. This will help address local infrastructure priorities and boost economies in small communities throughout the province well into the future.

Quick Facts:

  • For the storm culvert replacement, the Government of Canada will contribute up to one third of the total eligible project costs of $3,420,616, to a maximum of $1,140,205, under the New Building Canada Fund's Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component-Small Communities Fund.

  • The Government of New Brunswick will also contribute one third of the project costs up to $1,140,205.

  • The City of Moncton will be responsible for the remaining project costs.

  • For the 38 projects altogether, the Government of Canada is providing up to one third of the total eligible costs to a maximum federal contribution of $26,430,266.

  • The Province of New Brunswick will contribute up to $26,430,266 to these projects.

  • New Brunswick communities will be responsible for the remaining costs of the 38 projects.

Quotes:

"Our Government, under the leadership of Prime Minister Stephen Harper, understands that by building stronger communities and modernizing and developing our infrastructure, we are creating jobs and opportunities and building a better Canada for future generations. The Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund supports economic growth from coast to coast to coast while ensuring that Canadian communities remain among the best in the world to live."

Robert Goguen, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Justice and Member of Parliament for Moncton-Riverview-Dieppe, on behalf of the Honourable Denis Lebel, Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec

"We are proud to work with all three levels of government to carry out this important infrastructure project in the City of Moncton. This major construction project will help address long-standing flood issues for residents, while creating jobs to stimulate the local economy."

The Honourable Roger Melanson, New Brunswick Minister of Finance and Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure

"We thank both levels of government for their continued support. Today's funding announcement will allow us to undertake the first step in the series of mitigative measures required to assist all residents affected by flooding along the Jonathan Creek waterway. In addition, this project fits in perfectly within our long-term strategy of adapting existing infrastructure to accommodate the effects of climate change."

George LeBlanc, Mayor of Moncton

Associated Links:

To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, please visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

For additional information on the New Building Canada Plan, visit http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/nbcp-npcc-eng.html.

To learn more about the Government of Canada's focus on jobs and the economy consult Canada's Economic Action Plan at http://www.budget.gc.ca/2015/home-accueil-eng.html.

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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

    Jennifer Graham
    Director of Communications
    Department of Environment and Local Government
    506-444-2179
    Jennifer.Graham@gnb.ca
    www.gnb.ca

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