The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island announced funding for nine green and community infrastructure projects across the province.
“Investments in green and community infrastructure means investing in the well-being of Islanders,” stated James Aylward, PEI’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The projects announced promote sustainability, improved access to active transportation, and building safer, healthier communities.”
For example, in Brackley, Kensington, and Lower Montague, the rehabilitation of approximately 25 kilometres of three active transportation corridors will provide residents with alternative, safe and healthy options for getting around, and will help keep the communities green and well connected.
In Charlottetown, 500 metres of local water mains and 450 metres of sewer force mains will be upgraded to benefit locals by improving the potable water quality and enhancing environmental protection.
The remaining projects include accessibility upgrades to community centres that provide essential services for seniors and adults living with disabilities, the replacement of structures along the Confederation Trail, as well as the rehabilitation of aging water, sewer, electric, and energy assets. These projects will ensure that residents enjoy more inclusive and accessible spaces while receiving the health benefits that reliable and safe green infrastructure provides.
“These projects will help make sure folks in our communities have more options to exercise and get around, and I know they’ll help make eastern Prince Edward Island an even better place to live and work,” added Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Veterans Affairs and Associate Minister of National Defence and MP for Cardigan.
The Government of Canada is investing over $6.4 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure stream and the Community, Culture and Recreation stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing over $6.1 million with the remaining funding provided by municipalities and non-profit organizations.
Featured image: Charlottetown, PEI. (Discover Charlottetown)
Project Information: Green Infrastructure stream
|Project Name||Location||Project Details||Federal Funding||Provincial Funding||Municipal or Other Funding|
|Capital Projects Active Transportation 2||Brackley, Kensington, Lower Montague||Rehabilitation of three active transportation corridors at various locations throughout the province for an approximate combined length of 25.9 kilometres to provide a safer opportunity for the public to utilize greener methods of transportation.||$2,850,000||$2,850,000||$0|
|Charlottetown Eastern Gateway – Water and Sewer Rehabilitation||Charlottetown||Rehabilitation of approximately 500 meters of local water mains and 450 meters of sewer force mains to improve the water quality of the surrounding area and enhance environmental protection.||$1,320,000||$1,099,890||$880,110|
|Kinkora UV Treatment Structure Upgrade||Kinkora||Upgrades to the UV chamber at the Kinkora Wastewater Treatment Facility to improve staff safety, including a new timber frame structure on top of the UV structure, new accessible stairs, a mechanical fan, a wall mount sensor, a small building heater, and electrical power plug-ins.||$23,848||$19,871||$15,901|
|St. Nicholas Confederation Trail Structure||St. Nicholas||Replacement of a concrete frame structure on the Confederation Trail including. removing existing structures and installing steel piles, beams, railings, as well as top soil and hydroseed.||$225,000||$225,000||$0|
|Summerside Core Block Municipal Infrastructure Rehabilitation Project||Summerside||Construction, rehabilitation and expansion of aging water, sewer, electric, and energy assets in downtown Summerside to enhance the capacity of services in commercial core and residential areas.||$209,617||$408,265||$326,685|
|Vernon River Confederation Trail Structure||Vernon Bridge||Replacement of a buried structure on the Confederation Trail including environmental controls, vegetation clearing, excavation, removal of structures and installation of the new structure.||$500,000||$500,000||$0|
Community, Culture and Recreation stream
|Project Name||Location||Project Details||Federal Funding||Provincial Funding||Other Funding|
|Sunrise Cove Shoreline Protection & Recreation Area||Cornwall||Shoreline protection and outdoor park and trail development in the Sunrise Cove neighborhood to increase access for residents and visitors to participate in recreational opportunities and infrastructure, including access to the Cornwall shorefront.||$150,452||$125,364||$100,314|
|Inclusions East Phase 2 – Training Center Replacement||Montague||Joining of two existing buildings purchased by Inclusions East and a newly constructed portion to ensure accessibility and inclusion. Upgrades include a multi-sensory environment, meeting space, activity room, music/art room, craft room, and accessible washroom facilities.||$1,040,422||$866,932||$693,702 (Inclusions East)|
|O’Leary Community Room||O’Leary||Construction of a new fully accessible community room within a newly constructed community care facility for residents of all ages to use for social activities.||$108,560||$90,458||$72,382
(Community Seniors Cooperative Ltd.)