Infrastructure Funding Project in Sydney

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first_imgSERVICE N.S./MUNICIPAL RELATIONS–Infrastructure Funding Projectin Sydney More than 5,000 Sydney households will be added to the city’streated sewage disposal system thanks to a $1,170,719 projectfunded through the Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program. Joint federal and provincial funding of $780,478 was announcedtoday, Nov. 27, by Energy Minister Cecil Clarke, on behalf of Barry Barnet, Minister of Service Nova Scotia and MunicipalRelations, and by Robert Thibault, Minister of Fisheries andOceans on behalf of the Gerry Byrne, Minister of State for theAtlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. The Cape Breton RegionalMunicipality will fund the balance upon formal acceptance of theagreement. “The government of Canada has made a commitment to buildingstrong communities and improving quality of life,” said Mr.Thibault. “The Canada-Nova Scotia Infrastructure Program is oneof the ways we are investing in green projects designed toimprove our environment and provide safe, high quality sewer andwater systems.” One of the first priorities of the program is green municipalinfrastructure that ensures effective wastewater management andsafe drinking water. To date, the majority of the federal andprovincial funding announced has been directed towards greenprojects. “This project will have an immediate impact on the health andenvironment of the community,” said Mr. Clarke. “Along with theSydney Harbour Sewage Treatment facility, this project willgreatly improve the cleanliness and appearance of the harbour andwill improve Sydney’s environment.” The Byng Avenue Sanitary Sewer Collector project provides for theconstruction of a 740-metre sanitary sewer that will interceptraw sewage from the Valley Sewer and convey it to the proposedMuggah Creek Interceptor Sewer. The collector sewer willeliminate three untreated outfalls along the Sydney Harbourwaterfront and convey wastewater to the proposed Sydney HarbourSewage Treatment Facility at Battery Point, which is also beingfunded under the infrastructure program. In all, an additional5,260 households will see a higher level of sewage treatment oncethe project is completed. “By investing in infrastructure projects like this one, we areable to meet our objectives of providing effective andfundamental municipal services to our residents,” said JohnMorgan, mayor of Cape Breton Regional Municipality. “This projectis of great value to our community and we are very pleased tomake this announcement today.” This is one of a series of approval announcements for projectsunder the program, which has invested more than $155-million in99 projects to date. Additional announcements are expected asprojects undergo environmental assessment and final approval. The $195-million, six-year Canada-Nova Scotia InfrastructureProgram is administered by Service Nova Scotia and MunicipalRelations and the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency.Enterprise Cape Breton Corporation is a member of the managementcommittee. The Union of Nova Scotia Municipalities is representedon the program’s management committee.last_img

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