Ontario Investing in Critical Infrastructure in Niagara West
Beamsville – The Ontario government is providing $4,488,351 to help renew and rehabilitate critical infrastructure in local municipalities across Niagara West. The funding is being delivered through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and is part of the government’s overall investment of $400 million in 2023.
“Our government is committed to supporting our local municipalities by creating jobs, attracting economic growth and investment, and making Niagara West the best place to live and grow,” said Sam Oosterhoff, MPP for Niagara West.
“This increased funding will help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in our community.”
The provincial investments in communities in Niagara West are as follows:
- Town of Grimsby: $1,929,285
- Town of Lincoln: $1,094,719
- Township of Wainfleet: $100,913
- Township of West Lincoln: $526,605
OCIF provides funding to eligible communities every year to help them address critical infrastructure needs. The provincial allocations for local communities in Niagara have almost more than doubled since 2020.
“Ontario’s small, rural and northern communities, like the lower-tier towns and townships in Niagara West, are essential to the growth and prosperity of the province,” said Hon. Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure.
“Our government is continuing to provide stable funding to meet local infrastructure needs and provide support in response to pressures from inflation. By supporting key community infrastructure projects, we are helping to grow and build safer, more resilient communities for generations to come.”
In December 2020, the Ontario government announced an additional $1 billion for critical infrastructure projects that support economic growth and job creation in small, rural and northern communities, bringing the government’s total investment to nearly $2 billion dollars over five years.