Project possible thanks to New Building Canada Plan
December 15, 2014 – Halifax, Nova Scotia – Infrastructure Canada
The Honourable Peter MacKay, Member of Parliament for Central Nova, Regional Minister for Nova Scotia and Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, was joined today by the Honourable Labi Kousoulis, Nova Scotia Minister of the Public Service Commission and Minister of Internal Services, His Worship Mike Savage, Mayor of the Halifax Regional Municipality and Halifax Water Board Chair, Ken Meech, to announce that the Government of Canada has conditionally set aside up to $7 million under the New Building Canada Fund for the upgrade and expansion of the Aerotech Wastewater Treatment Plant in the Halifax Regional Municipality.
The existing Aerotech Wastewater Treatment Plant will be upgraded to comply with new federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, established to safeguard the country's water quality, thus protecting the environment, and ensuring the health and well-being of families and residents, and supporting local business across Canada. As a result of this project, the Aerotech plant's capacity will be expanded and the level of treatment of wastewater effluent will be significantly improved to enable additional commercial and industrial development supporting the regions economic development while preserving its environment.
The New Building Canada Plan is the largest and longest federal infrastructure plan in Canada's history. This unprecedented commitment will provide $53 billion over the next decade to support provincial, territorial and municipal infrastructure.
Over the next ten years, Nova Scotia will benefit from approximately $1 billion in dedicated federal funding, including more than $426 million under the New Building Canada Fund.
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure, Communities and Intergovernmental Affairs and
Minister of the Economic Development Agency of Canada for the Regions of Quebec
Media Relations Advisor
Department of Municipal Affairs
Office of Mayor Mike Savage
Halifax Regional Municipality
Website: Infrastructure Canada