NDP MLAs say extensive funding will support great projects for people in Surrey

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SURREY – New Democrat MLAs from Surrey say that a historic investment of almost $90 million for their city will enable the community to fund key projects, ensuring that people have services they can rely on as the population grows.

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 BC New Democrat government distribute $1 billion across B.C.’s 188 municipalities and regional districts to support their unique needs.

The City of Surrey is receiving $89,928,000.

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).


Harry Bains, MLA for Surrey-Newton
“Surrey is one of B.C.’s fastest growing communities. This investment will allow us to prepare our community for a bright future.”

Jagrup Brar, MLA for Surrey-Fleetwood
“Surrey is a vibrant community that is growing fast. We are investing in public works and infrastructure so that we can maintain our growth and vibrance for years to come.”

Bruce Ralston, MLA for Surrey-Whalley
“As the population of Surrey grows, it is essential that there is infrastructure such as roads, community recreation facilities, and parks capable of meeting this increased demand. With the Growing Communities fund, we are making sure that our community is ready for the future”.

Jinny Sims, MLA for Surrey-Panorama
“Our community is growing, and that growth is putting pressure on our public services and infrastructure. That’s why our provincial government is investing in Surrey so that we can continue providing a high level of municipal services for people in our community”.

Rachna Singh, MLA for Surrey-Green Timbers
“In Surrey, our strong economy and vibrant community is attracting people from across the country and the world. With the Growing Communities Fund, our provincial government is helping Surrey to upgrade and expand infrastructure to meet growing demand.”

Mike Starchuk, MLA for Surrey-Cloverdale
“Our government is committed to helping communities prepare for a bright future. The Growing Communities fund will help Surrey invest in our local infrastructure and amenities so that we can begin to meet the demands of our growing population today and for years to come”.

Learn More: https://news.gov.bc.ca/28220