MANITOBANS TO BENEFIT FROM NEW DRINKING WATER INFRASTRUCTURE THANKS TO GOVERNMENT PARTNERSHIP
– – – Investment Supports Business Growth, Job Creation and Further Infrastructure
RURAL MUNICIPALITY OF ROSSER—The Honourable Shelley Glover, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface, and Stan Struthers, Minister of Municipal Government, announced funding toward Phase I of the Cartier Regional Water Co-Operative Expansion Project to serve CentrePort Canada and communities located in the municipalities of Cartier, Grey, Headingley, Portage la Prairie, Rockwood, Rosser and St. François Xavier as well as the Headingley Correctional Centre (HCC).
This project consists of three components including the construction of a new water treatment plant in Headingley that will be designed to accommodate an additional expansion in the future, installation of a pipeline from Headingley to Rosser, and construction of a pump house and a reservoir in Rosser.
Overall, 2,000 existing households will be connected to a treated municipal water supply, as well as the HCC and industries located in CentrePort Canada. The project will also enable the connection of future residential, commercial, agricultural, and industrial developments throughout the region.
The Government of Canada is conditionally setting aside up to 1/3 of eligible costs, to a maximum of $14.5 million for this project.
$12.1 million under the New Building Canada Fund’s PTIC-NRP, which is conditional on the project meeting applicable federal eligibility requirements with respect to the New Building Canada Fund and the signing of a contribution agreement.
$2.4 million from Correctional Service Canada in support of the future connection of the Stony Mountain Institution.
The Government of Manitoba will provide 1/3 of funding up to a maximum of $14.5 million toward total eligible costs for the project under its $5.5-billion, five-year plan to invest in core infrastructure including roads, bridges, clean water projects and flood protection. Independent analysis conducted by the Conference Board of Canada projects Manitoba’s plan will create 58,900 jobs, boost the province’s economy by $6.3 billion and increase exports by $5.4 billion. The Government of Manitoba will also be contributing up to $2.6 million toward the land, pre-design and engineering costs, as well as environmental licensing fees.
The Cartier Regional Water Co-Operative Inc. and the municipalities benefiting from the project will provide the final 1/3 of funding. The Cartier Regional Water Co-Op (CRWC) currently provides potable water to rural residents and communities located in the municipalities of Cartier, Grey, Headingley, Portage la Prairie, Rockwood, Rosser, St. François Xavier as well as HCC.
“Keeping our communities healthy and safe is one of our Government’s highest priorities. The Cartier Regional Water Co-Operative Expansion Project will help provide access to high-quality, clean water to Manitoba residents for years to come. Our Government’s support for public infrastructure has never been stronger, as we continue to focus on creating jobs, promoting growth, and building strong, prosperous communities across Canada. Approximately $5 billion will flow every year through our new Plan over the next ten years.”
The Honourable Shelly Glover
Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages and Member of Parliament for Saint Boniface
“Our historic investments in strategic infrastructure are growing our economy and creating good jobs. This project will not only provide safe, clean water to thousands of families, it will also supply businesses at CentrePort Canada taking Manitoba-made products to the world. This is the next major infrastructure project critical in growing the Manitoba economy and will help ensure the further development of CentrePort Canada, the Winnipeg airport and surrounding area as a premiere hub for trade by air, rail and road.”
Minister of Municipal Government
“CentrePort appreciates the vision of our government partners for coming together and developing a regional solution that will supply water to CentrePort and the capital region. This will help attract new private investment and create jobs at our province’s 20,000-acre tri-modal inland port.”