Wayne Easter, member of parliament for Malpeque, along with Matthew MacKay, minister of economic growth, tourism, and culture, have announced funding to support five projects in four P.E.I. communities.
“Investing in green and community infrastructure is building sustainable and inclusive communities,” said Wayne Easter, member of parliament for Malpeque. “These investments ensure that our residents have better access to community services, clean water and improved wastewater services.”
Four projects will improve the water and wastewater systems in the communities of Cornwall, Kensington, and the Resort Municipality. For example, in Kensington, upgrades to the well field system, including additional piping and new backup power supply, will ensure residents continue to have access to a safe and reliable source of potable water.
In addition, improvements to the Albany Community Centre will make it more accessible to seniors and people with disabilities.
“The people who make up our communities are the real source of strength in our province,” said Matthew MacKay, minister of Economic Growth, Tourism and Culture. “From water systems to more accessible community centres, these infrastructure upgrades are investments in local community priorities that benefit of all Islanders.”
The Government of Canada is contributing over $1.65 million to the projects through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan. The Government of Prince Edward Island is contributing over $1.3 million. The recipients are responsible for the remainder of the projects costs.