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Ontario Helping Rural Wellington & Waterloo Plan Infrastructure Needs

McGuinty Government Launches Municipal Infrastructure Strategy

August 17, 2012

Ontariois helping ruralWellingtonandWaterloostrategically plan to maintain and build critical infrastructure required by families and businesses to build a strong local economy.

The new Municipal Infrastructure Strategy will require municipalities that request provincial infrastructure funding to show how projects fit within a comprehensive asset management plan. These plans help municipalities make the best possible decisions about building, operating, maintaining, renewing and replacing infrastructure over the long-term.

Through the strategy,Ontariois providing $60 million over the next three years. Up to $9 million will be used to help municipalities prepare their plans, while the remaining funds will be used to address critical projects identified in those plans.

The following communities inWellingtonandWaterloocounties could be eligible to receive a grant:


Town ofErin

Township of Guelph/Eramosa


Town ofMinto




TownshipofNorth Dumfries


Investing in infrastructure is part of the McGuinty government’s plan to create jobs for Ontarians and strengthen the economy. A strong economy protects the services that mean the most to families – health care and education.


“The McGuinty government will continue to partner with smaller municipalities inWellingtonandWaterlooto invest in local infrastructure to support economic growth and enhance the quality of life for local families.”

Liz Sandals, MPP for Guelph

“We will always welcome the opportunity to receive assistance in dealing with our infrastructure deficit.”

Chris White, Warden of Wellington County


Eligible communities can apply for funding to help prepare asset management plans. The deadline to apply is Oct. 22, 2012.

An online guide and toolkit are available to help municipalities prepare their asset management plans.

Since 2003, the McGuinty government has invested $13 billion to help municipalities modernize and expand transit, repair and upgrade roads and bridges, improve water and wastewater treatment, and revitalize community infrastructure.

The 2012 Budget preserves the high level of infrastructure investment that was committed to in Building Together – more than $35 billion over the next three years.


Find out more about the Municipal Infrastructure Strategy.

Explore Building Together,Ontario’s long-term infrastructure plan.


For more information, please contact:

Jenny Waterston

Office of Liz Sandals, MPP

(519) 836-4190



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