DELTA – New Democrat MLA Ravi Kahlon says that an historic investment of over $16 million for Delta will enable the community to fund key projects, ensuring that people have services they can rely on as populations grow.
“Good infrastructure and amenities are vital for communities like Delta to thrive,” said Ravi Kahlon, MLA for Delta North. “Our government is making significant investments in our community to ensure that we are in a good place for years to come”.
As communities continue to grow, local governments are having to meet increased strain on infrastructure and amenities including, roads, transit, water and electrical systems, as well as community centers, parks and social services. The Growing Communities Fund is a landmark investment that will see the BCNDP government distribute $1 billion across B.C.’s 188 municipalities and regional districts to support their unique needs.
The City of Delta is receiving $16,060,000.
This one-time fund supports the Union of BC Municipalities’ (UBCM) 2022 Resolution EB58, Improving Provincial Grant Process, and recommendation five of their 2021 report, Ensuring Local Government Financial Resiliency. The grants are intended to complement, rather than displace, existing infrastructure funding (like sewer, water, roads).
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