Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019 - Boroughs - Investments up 20% to help the boroughs improve infrastructure, facilities and local services to Montrealers

MONTRÉAL, Nov. 2, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - The Mayor of Montréal, Denis Coderre, and Chair of the Montréal Executive Committee, Pierre Desrochers, announced today that a total of $1,374 million will be invested in the city's 19 boroughs as part of the Montréal 2017-2019 Three-Year Capital Works Program. This is an increase of 20% compared to the previous Three-Year Capital Works Program. This amount includes the portion of the budget under city responsibility dedicated to the boroughs, or $446 million, as well as many programs and projects included in the central departments Three-Year Capital Works Program to support capital expenditures in the boroughs, equivalent to $927 million. Investments dedicated to the boroughs represent 33.4% of the Three-Year Capital Works Program under the responsibility of the Montréal city council, total $4,116.5 million.

"The investments dedicated to the boroughs in this Three-Year Capital Works Program reflect our support to the boroughs and our commitment in favour of local services to Montrealers. In other words, the amounts dedicated to the boroughs' Three-Year Capital Works Program reflect our belief that they have a leading role to play with their communities, a role that is based on proximity and broad knowledge of their needs. Since tabling our first Three-Year Capital Works Program in 2014, investments dedicated to the boroughs have continually increased, from $560 million to $1,374 million. For example, solely with regard to the Three-Year Capital Works Program for central departments in support of borough capital expenditures, the budget has increased by 274% compared to the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2014-2016, which stood at $248 million," said Mayor Denis Coderre

The investments that will be made as part of the $927.3 million municipal Three-Year Capital Works Program dedicated to projects or programs with borough responsibility include the following:

  • Program to repair local roads: $210 million
  • Supplementary road levelling and surfacing program: $109.4 million
  • Service yard project: $108.2 million
  • Program for the arenas: $86 million
  • Vehicle replacement program (boroughs): $59.9 million
  • Program to build, renovate or expand libraries: $47.5 million
  • Urban forest plan: $42 million
  • Program to rehabilitate roads by levelling and surfacing (local): $34 million 
  • Develop libraries for the RFID technology: $33.2 million
  • Program to maintain the road infrastructure: $30 million
  • Construction projects – aquatic sports facilities: $26 million
  • Program to protect buildings under local responsibility: $23.6 million
  • Program to rehabilitate ball parks: $17.9 million
  • Acquisition and enhancement of cultural facilities (borough responsibility): $17.7 million
  • Upgrading program: aquatic facilities: $14.5 million
  • Program to upgrade supra-local sports facilities: $11 million
  • Universal accessibility program: $9 million 
  • Program to support boroughs for exterior skating surfaces: $7.3 million
  • Program for outdoor playing fields: $9 million
  • Senior-friendly municipality (MADA): $7.4 million
  • Project to develop sports facilities: $6.4 million
  • Activities dedicated to boroughs for the 375th anniversary of Montréal:  $7 million

 

"These investments have been included in central department budgets. They support and complement borough efforts for capital expenditures under local responsibility. In this Three-Year Capital Works Program it is an amount of $927.3 million of the municipal Three-Year Capital Works Program that is dedicated to projects and programs under borough responsibility, an increase of 36% compared to the previous Three-Year Capital Works Program," added Denis Coderre.

Remember that the boroughs are responsible for capital expenditures projects that involve local services. Central departments are responsible for capital expenditures projects aimed at the Montréal community or that require specific expertise.

Borough funding reform and impact on the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019

Following the borough funding reform, certain activities that were under borough responsibility were re-evaluated and are now under central responsibility. They included the arterial network, collection of waste materials and management of paid parking (excluding parking sticker management). Certain facilities under local responsibility (boroughs) will be funded by the central city to ensure maintenance or improvement, including the Théâtre Outremont and Lachine Marina. In the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019, activities involving the purchase of vehicles were returned to the Matériel roulant et ateliers central department (rolling stock and workshops).

"This procedure will give the boroughs more leeway and power to invest in other borough assets and priorities. The Three-Year Capital Works Programs borough budgets were not impacted by this repatriation, giving increased leeway to the boroughs wishing to use their respective budgets fully," added the Chair of the Executive Committee responsible for finance, Pierre Desrochers.

Investments in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019 for each borough

A list including the investment highlights of the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019 for each Montréal borough is available in the Annex.

The documents relating to the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019 are available on the Montréal website at www.ville.montreal.qc.ca



Annex –
Boroughs


The investment highlights in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019 for each borough are as follows: 

AHUNTSIC-CARTIERVILLE
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $21.3 million

  • $8.1 million in the road repair program from 2017 to 2019, including $2.4 million in 2017
  • $4.8 million over there years for the program to acquire sports, community and cultural facilities.
  • The building protection program includes investments of $1.7 million and the sports facilities protection program includes an amount of $2.3 million for 2017-2019
  • $3.5 million over there years in a program to develop parks

 

ANJOU
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $17 million

  • $5.6 million for the triennium for the building protection program, including $1.6 million in 2017
  • $4.4 million in the road repair and infrastructure program
  • Investment of $6.3 million in 2017-2019 in the park redevelopment program

 

CÔTE-DES-NEIGES–NOTRE-DAME-DE-GRÂCE
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $20.4 million

  • $8.2 million for the road repair program
  • $5.3 million in 2017-2019 for the building repair program
  • $5.6 million over three years for park development programs and projects
  • $27.7 million over three years for the Namur–Jean-Talon Ouest area, near the Namur metro station (the Triangle), reclassification program

 

LACHINE
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $11 million

  • $7.3 million over three years, including $2.2 million in 2017 to develop parks in the borough
  • $3.7 million for road repair, pavement and sidewalk repair

 

LASALLE
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $15.3 million

  • $11.1 million over three years for the program to repair parks and swimming pools
  • $1.2 million in 2017 for the building repair program
  • $3.1 million over three years for the road repair program

 

L'ÎLE-BIZARD–SAINTE-GENEVIÈVE
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $9 million

  • $5.6 million over there years for the program to redevelop parks in the borough
  • $1.8 million in 2017-2019 for the road repair program
  • $0.9 million in 2017-2019 for the building repair program
  • $38.5 million in 2017-2019 as part of a $100-million project to replace the Jacques-Bizard Bridge

 

MERCIER–HOCHELEGA-MAISONNEUVE
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $29.6 million

  • $5.7 million for the triennium for the building protection program
  • $4.3 million over three years for the park redevelopment program, including $2.5 million in 2017
  • $5.8 million in 2017-2019 for the road repair program
  • $19.9 million in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019 as part of a $50-million project to extend Avenue de Souligny and Boulevard de l'Assomption, and for a new access to the port

 

MONTRÉAL-NORD
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $22.6 million

  • $6.8 million for the triennium to repair local streets
  • $5.9 million over three years fro the park redevelopment program
  • $4.2 million for the program to develop projects and enhance the territory
  • $2.7 million in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019 for the program to protect sports buildings and $2.9 million for the program to protect administrative buildings

 

OUTREMONT
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $7.6 million

  • $3.4 million for the triennium for the program to develop parks and improve play areas
  • $1.2 million for the building protection program in 2017
  • $2.9 million for the road repair program
  • $51.9 million to continue the Outremont Campus and surroundings urban reclassification project

 

PIERREFONDS-ROXBORO
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $22 million

  • $11.4 million over three years for the program to redevelop older parks, including $3.8 million in 2017
  • $2.8 million in 2017-2019 for the road repair program
  • $3.2 million for the triennium for the program to protect administrative buildings

 

PLATEAU–MONT-ROYAL
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $14 million

  • $4.5 million for 2017-2019 for the infrastructure redevelopment program
  • $3 million for the road repair program
  • $2.5 million over three years for the program to protect sports buildings
  • $1.1 million over three years for the program to redevelop parks
  • $3.5 million for the triennium to revitalize the Saint-Viateur Est area 

 

RIVIÈRE-DES-PRAIRIES–POINTE-AUX-TREMBLES
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $38 million

  • $9.7 million for the René-Masson cultural, sports, educational and ecological pole of attraction
  • $7.1 million over three years for the program to repair recreational and community centres
  • $5.5 million for the program to redevelop soccer fields and tennis courts
  • $4.9 million for the program to develop parks
  • $3.7 million for 2017-2019 for the road repair program and $2.5 million for the program to redevelop streets
  • $15 million over three years for the redevelopment of Rue Sherbrooke Est between 40e Avenue and Le Gardeur Bridge

 

ROSEMONT–LA PETITE-PATRIE
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $26.5 million

  • $8.6 million over three years for the program to redevelop older parks
  • $8.5 million over three years for the road repair program, or $2.8 million annually
  • $2.6 million for the program to improve sports facilities and $2 million for the program to repair building envelopes
  • $2.2 million for 2017-2019 for the program to improve outdoor sports facilities
  • $25.8 million for the triennium to replace the underground infrastructure and develop Plaza Saint-Hubert  

 

SAINT-LAURENT
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $30 million

  • $5.8 million over three years for the program to improve administrative buildings and $4.2 million to improve sports buildings, recreation and community centres
  • $4.8 million for road repair
  • $3.7 million to develop the Bois-Franc residential project
  • $2.5 million over three years for the park redevelopment program, $2.7 million to develop new parks and green spaces in residential and industrial areas, and $3 million to build wading pools and water play areas and repair chalets and pools

 

SAINT-LÉONARD
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $19 million

  • $9.8 million for 2017-2019 for road repair, including $2.7 million in 2017
  • $7.3 million over three years for the program to protect recreation, community and administrative centres
  • $2.2 million over there years for the program to improve play areas

 

SUD-OUEST
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $17.5 million

  • $6.5 million over three years for the road repair program
  • $6 million over three years for the program to redevelop older parks
  • $3 million for the program to upgrade the cooling system at the Complexe Gadbois arenas
  • $48.5 million over three years to develop public property and green spaces in the Griffintown area

 

VERDUN
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $19 million

  • $4.1 million in 2017 to replace the cooling system and rebuild the Verdun Auditorium
  • $6.7 million for 2017-2019 for the road repair program
  • $3.5 million over three years to build an aquatic centre
  • $3.7 million over three years for the program to improve play areas and public squares

 

VILLE-MARIE
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $84 million

  • $52.7 million in 2017-2019 to implement the Quartier des gares ($39.7 million) and Quartier latin ($13 million) specific urban development programs
  • $11.2 million over three years for the program to redevelop older parks
  • $6.9 million to redevelop Place Jacques-Cartier
  • $6 million over three years to develop public property in Chinatown
  • $3 million for the building protection program
  • $2.4 million in 2017-2019 for the program to install self-cleaning public toilets

 

VILLERAY–SAINT-MICHEL–PARC-EXTENSION
Total investments included in the Three-Year Capital Works Program 2017-2019: $21 million

  • $9 million for the road repair program, including $3.6 million in 2017
  • $9.4 million for 2017-2019 for the building protection program
  • $2.5 million over three years for the program to redevelop parks
  • $60.7 million to develop 153 hectares of land to be converted into an urban park at the Complexe environnemental de Saint-Michel

 

 

SOURCE Ville de Montréal - Cabinet du maire et du comité exécutif

For further information: Source : Marc-André Gosselin, Attaché de presse, Cabinet du maire te du comité exécutif, 514 290-1194; Information : Gonzalo Nunez, Relationniste, Service des communications, 514 868-1127


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