Aug. 26, 2009
SUSSEX CORNER (CNB) - Sussex Corner residents will benefit from joint federal and provincial funding to upgrade the community's water and waste water infrastructure. Project funding was announced today by Stuart Jamieson, minister of tourism and parks, and Fundy Royal MP Rob Moore.
"These upgrades will go a long way to ensuring that public health and the environment in New Brunswick are protected and preserved," said Jamieson. "Today is yet another example of what can be achieved through partnership and co-operation."
The governments of Canada and New Brunswick will each invest $270,014, while the Village of Sussex Corner will cover the remaining cost.
"The Government of Canada recognizes that modern, reliable infrastructure can improve quality of life, attract business and create jobs for today and for years to come," said Moore. "Our federal investment of over $270,000 will help the Village of Sussex Corner upgrade its infrastructure, ensuring a safe and dependable water supply, and a waste water system that meets current guidelines."
The project will provide municipal water and sewer services to residents along Route 111 and in the East Coast Village Home Park. Upgrades will provide a reliable supply of good quality drinking water, and will reduce the risk of surface and groundwater pollution by eliminating an underperforming waste water stabilization pond.
"I am extremely excited about what this project will do for the Village of Sussex Corner," said Sussex Corner Mayor Eric Cunningham. "It will provide service to existing residents, eliminate a sewage lagoon, and open up new opportunities for development within our village."
This project is one of 32 across the province that will get underway quickly, thanks to a joint federal-provincial investment of more than $48 million announced on July 24. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick have taken steps to advance projects and provide money faster for targeted infrastructure projects in New Brunswick communities in the 2009 and 2010 construction seasons.
The Government of Canada's Economic Action Plan is accelerating and expanding the existing federal investment of $33 billion in infrastructure with almost $12 billion in new infrastructure stimulus funding over two years. The Government of Canada and the Province of New Brunswick are working together to ensure that these infrastructure funds are being spent on priority projects across the province.
MEDIA CONTACTS: Jennifer Graham, communications officer, Department of Environment, 506-457-7206; Richard Roik, director of communications, Office of the Minister of Veterans Affairs, 613-996-4649; Sharon Stanford-Rutter, senior communications officer, ACOA New Brunswick, 506-451-2677.