CENTREVILLE, NB, June 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in recreational infrastructure helps communities come together and stay active. The governments of Canada and New Brunswick recognize that strategic investments in recreational infrastructure play a key role in supporting dynamic communities while creating good jobs that help grow the middle class.
T.J. Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique—Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Andrew Harvey, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government; and His Worship Michael Stewart, Mayor of the Village of Centreville, today announced more than $3 million in joint funding for the construction of a new recreation complex in Centreville.
The Government of Canada is contributing more than $1.8 million to this project and the Government of New Brunswick is providing more than $1 million. The Village of Centreville is providing the balance of the funding.
The new 42,000 square foot multi-use community complex will provide a central gathering place for recreational and cultural activities, including community festivals, school events, trade shows, rodeos, tractor pulls, automotive shows, as well as agricultural shows and exhibits.
The building will be designed in a U-shape with more than 4,000 stadium-style seats and the ability to add an additional 4,000 seats to the in-field. Not only will this facility increase public participation in community activities, but it will allow the community to be better positioned to promote economic growth for years to come.
"The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects like the Centreville Community Complex which will attract visitors year-round and provide an active, social gathering place for the community now and for years to come. Support for major infrastructure projects not only enhances Canadians' quality of life, but also creates good, well-paying jobs that can help the middle class grow and prosper."
T.J. Harvey, Member of Parliament for Tobique—Mactaquac, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
"Your government's multi-year economic growth plan has investments in infrastructure as a key component for creating jobs and stimulating the economy. New Brunswickers want their government to make investments to help the economy, and our investment in the Centreville Community Complex will help strengthen and improve the quality of life of local members of the community."
The Honourable Andrew Harvey, Minister of Local Government and Environment, on behalf of the Honourable Bill Fraser, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure and minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation
"This has been a bit of a dream for our Village and surrounding communities, for several years. We have been working on the concept and logistics of this multi-use, multi-function outdoor stadium for more than five years and I wish to thank all those that have helped and guided us throughout the planning and funding stage of this project."
His Worship Michael Stewart, Mayor of the Village of Centreville
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada's rural and northern communities.
- $25.3 billion of this funding will support social infrastructure in Canadian communities.
Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html
Federal infrastructure investments in New Brunswick: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nb-eng.html
Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada
For further information: Kate Monfette, Director of Communications,Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, 613-301-0894, [email protected]; Bruce Macfarlane, Communications, Regional Development Corporation, 506-444-4583, [email protected]; Infrastructure Canada, 613-960-9251, Toll free: 1-877-250-7154, Email: [email protected]