Investing in Infrastructure in Northumberland County
Ontario Supporting Infrastructure Projects in Small, Rural and Northern Communities
Ontario is growing the economy and creating jobs in Northumberland County by supporting an important project through the new Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund.
Repairs to the CPR Overhead Bridge in Hamilton Township will align the bridge with federal standards, improve its structural integrity and increase road safety. The project was approved under the new fund based on an application the county submitted through the Municipal Infrastructure Investment Initiative earlier this year.
The Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund is now accepting applications. The fund, part of the 2013 Budget, will help communities undertake critical infrastructure projects and support local jobs.
Improving highways, roads and bridges is part of the Ontario government's plan to invest in people, invest in infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.
- The new fund has three components: $4 million to help municipalities with populations under 5,000 complete asset management plans; $25 million to fund 20 previously submitted critical project proposals; and $71 million for capital projects.
- The Small, Rural and Northern Municipal Infrastructure Fund reflects municipal input gathered from a series of consultations held across the province this past summer.
- Ontario has committed to invest more than $35 billion in infrastructure across the province over the next three years, which will support more than 100,000 jobs on average each year.
“Through this new fund, our government is helping rural communities revitalize infrastructure to help grow their local economies and create jobs.”
“Investing in infrastructure is a key element of our government’s plan to grow the economy and create jobs now and for the future. Through this new fund, we are working with our municipal partners to help make critical investments that will help their communities grow and prosper.”
“Our commitment to municipal infrastructure is strong. I am pleased that our Municipal Infrastructure Strategy continues to grow as more dedicated funding is provided. These investments allow our government to invest in people and build strong infrastructure across Ontario.”
“I am thrilled our provincial government has considered our project to be as important to Ontario as it is to Northumberland County. Our challenge, with so many bridges in the county, has been recognized and I am deeply grateful.”