The Ontario government is making another investment in small, rural and northern communities. Through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF), Ontario continues to support municipalities as they build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure.
This year, Huron-Bruce will receive more than $8.8 million across 14 municipalities to address their local community infrastructure needs.
“Municipalities across Huron-Bruce have aging infrastructure,” said MPP Lisa Thompson.”This provincial investment is invaluable in order to enable local municipalities to build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater systems as needed.”
Total investment in communities across Huron-Bruce are as follows:
Municipality/ OCIF Allocation
Township of Howick $88,051.00
Municipality of Morris-Turnberry $120,830.00
Township of Ashfield-Colborne-Wawanosh $238,800.00
Township of Huron-Kinloss $275,793.00
Municipality of Bluewater $286,380.00
Municipality of Brockton $301,518.00
Township of North Huron $316,651.00
Municipality of Huron East $431,716.00
Municipality of South Bruce $432,080.00
Municipality of Central Huron $483,847.00
Municipality of Kincardine $584,570.00
Town of Goderich $628,685.00
County of Bruce $660,950.00
Municipality of South Huron $688,269.00
Town of Saugeen Shores $848,610.00
County of Huron $2,417,826.00
Total for riding: $8,804,576.00
This funding is a part of Ontario’s approximately $200 million commitment to 424 communities addressing their core infrastructure projects and asset management planning needs in 2020.
“This investment provides the predictable and stable infrastructure funding small, rural and northern municipalities have asked for,” said Laurie Scott, Minister of Infrastructure. “With this OCIF funding we are working directly with our municipal partners to deliver community infrastructure.”
- The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund provides stable and predictable funding for communities with populations under 100,000, along with all rural and northern communities.
- Approximately $200 million in formula-based funding was allocated to small, rural and northern communities for 2019. Municipalities may accumulate their formula funding for up to five years to address larger infrastructure projects.
- Ontario also provides funding to communities through the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program (ICIP), a $30-billion, 10-year infrastructure program cost-shared between federal, provincial and municipal governments. Ontario’s share per project will be up to 33.33 per cent, or $10.2 billion spread across four streams: Rural and Northern, Public Transit, Green, and Community, Culture and Recreation.