Pickering, ON – The Ontario government is providing $1,945,739 to help build and repair local infrastructure in the City of Pickering and $811,112 to help build and repair local infrastructure in the Township of Uxbridge. This investment is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure projects that support economic recovery, growth and job creation.
“This is great news for our community, our government has more than doubled the amount municipalities like the City of Pickering will receive for critical infrastructure repairs,” said Peter Bethlenfalvy, MPP for Pickering-Uxbridge. “The investments our communities make in their infrastructure needs through the OCIF program will support economic growth, create local jobs, and continue our recovery from COVID-19”.
“On behalf of the Members of Council and residents, I unreservedly thank the Government of Ontario for investing in critical Pickering infrastructure,” said Dave Ryan, Mayor of
Pickering. “The OCIF funding will go towards the Whitevale Master Drainage Plan, which will help mitigate future flooding events. Together, we are building stronger and more resilient communities.”
“We are immensely grateful to receive this additional funding which will help us do more with our infrastructure dollars. Long term sustainable funding is critical to allow us to plan for large multi- year projects. We are appreciative that we have the support of the Province to help maintain our community’s key assets.” “Thank-you to Minister Bethlenfalvy for continuing to advocate for us at the Province,” said Dave Barton, Mayor of Uxbridge.
“On behalf of the Region of Durham, I am thrilled to see this significant investment from the Provincial Government towards our rural community infrastructure in the City of Pickering and the Township of Uxbridge. It is great to see that our partners share the same commitment to supporting the rural communities in Durham that we do. Our northern and rural residents are a vital part of what makes Durham Region the best place to call home, and this funding will go a long way to ensuring that they continue to receive top-tier services and infrastructure,” said Chair John Henry.
”Today’s announcement is part of the government’s additional $1 billion investment to help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in small, rural and northern communities. The multi-year funding is being delivered through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and will bring the government’s total investment to nearly $2 billion over the next five years.