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First of two annual funding transfers now available for 190 communities across the province

VICTORIA, Aug. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in modern efficient public infrastructure is key to promoting economic growth, strengthening the middle class and developing healthy sustainable communities.

The Government of Canada has delivered the first of two $139.3-million annual instalments of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) to British Columbia. In total, the province will be provided with over $278.6 million this year through the fund.

The GTF is a long-term, indexed source of funding that supports local infrastructure projects across the province annually. This year funding is going towards projects as diverse as Chilliwack's new curling rink; a new solar energy system for Richmond's fire hall; and a new Westshore water reservoir in Central Okanagan Regional District.

Recreation, community energy and water systems are only three of the 18 project categories eligible for funding under the program. This wide range demonstrates the flexibility of the GTF in allowing communities to direct their allocations to their most pressing local needs.

Quotes

"Local governments know best what their communities need and the Government of Canada is proud to deliver stable, long-term funding they count on to develop and maintain their public infrastructure. By investing in our communities, the Government of Canada is promoting economic growth and environmental sustainability, strengthening the middle class and helping ensure all Canadians have access to the opportunities they need to succeed."

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Funding from the federal Gas Tax Fund will help make communities across British Columbia even better places to live with investments in modern, up-to-date community infrastructure. Our government recognizes the importance of working with all levels of government to make key projects possible that create good jobs and support a strong, sustainable economy."

The Honourable Selina Robinson, B.C. Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing

"The federal Gas Tax Fund continues to provide valuable long-term stable and predictable funding to all local governments in British Columbia for critical investments in local and regional infrastructure and capacity building priorities. This program is a difference-maker BC communities and demonstrates the Government of Canada's commitment to the renewal, upgrading and expansion of local infrastructure."

Wendy Booth, President of the Union of B.C. Municipalities

Quick Facts

  • Communities can invest across 18 different project categories. They can also use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank them for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects or use them to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
  • Through its Investing in Canada plan, 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.

Related product

2018‒2019 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations in British Columbia by community: https://www.canada.ca/en/office-infrastructure/news/2018/08/british-columbias-201819-federal-gas-tax-fund-allocations.html

Backgrounder

British Columbia's 2018‒19 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations

The Government of Canada has delivered the first of two annual $139.3-million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) instalments to British Columbia. The funding will flow through the Union of British Columbia Municipalities to the following 190 communities on a per capita basis. A portion of this annual allocation is awarded on an application basis to support strategic priorities across the province. In total, the GTF will provide over $278.6 million this year for local infrastructure projects.

2018‒19 GTF allocations per community1

 

Ultimate Recipient

Allocation 2018-19

100 Mile House

$138,460

Abbotsford

$5,953,816

Alberni-Clayoquot

$488,810

Alert Bay

$74,788

Anmore

$61,694

Armstrong

$267,880

Ashcroft

$127,060

Barriere

$133,467

Belcarra

$57,147

Bowen Island

$65,808

Bulkley-Nechako

$922,804

Burnaby

$756,066

Burns Lake

$144,778

Cache Creek

$101,078

Campbell River

$1,433,108

Canal Flats

$86,718

Capital

$1,148,064

Cariboo

$1,797,023

Castlegar

$400,482

Central Coast

$196,785

Central Kootenay

$1,396,610

Central Okanagan

$705,851

Central Saanich

$759,272

Chase

$165,369

Chetwynd

$171,555

Chilliwack

$3,498,801

Clearwater

$158,122

Clinton

$83,227

Coldstream

$510,859

Columbia Shuswap

$928,549

Colwood

$766,209

Comox Valley

$1,045,509

Comox

$657,247

Coquitlam

$452,218

Courtenay

$1,119,962

Cowichan Valley

$1,632,475

Cranbrook

$908,753

Creston

$289,576

Cumberland

$205,269

Dawson Creek

$566,931

Delta

$368,711

Duncan

$273,050

East Kootenay

$745,707

Elkford

$166,606

Enderby

$184,678

Esquimalt

$771,335

Fernie

$251,664

Fort St. James

$129,843

Fort St. John

$877,381

Fraser Lake

$106,690

Fraser Valley

$790,070

Fraser-Fort George

$708,723

Fruitvale

$144,204

Gibsons

$251,178

Gold River

$111,109

Golden

$218,657

Grand Forks

$231,206

Granisle

$68,513

Greater Vancouver Regional District (Translink)

$131,749,184

Greater Vancouver Regional District (Unincorporated Areas)

$121,474

Greenwood

$86,409

Harrison Hot Springs

$119,990

Hazelton

$67,055

Highlands

$148,799

Hope

$318,871

Houston

$194,178

Hudson's Hope

$97,985

Invermere

$185,694

Jumbo

$55,125

Kamloops

$3,840,888

Kaslo

$100,460

Kelowna

$5,238,666

Kent

$305,394

Keremeos

$113,892

Kimberley

$349,050

Kitimat

$423,415

Kitimat-Stikine

$766,961

Kootenay Boundary

$487,617

Ladysmith

$405,122

Lake Country

$572,454

Lake Cowichan

$186,534

Langford

$1,346,592

Langley (City)

$133,883

Langley (Township)

$382,258

Lantzville

$214,239

Lillooet

$157,725

Lions Bay

$59,264

Logan Lake

$146,722

Lumby

$131,611

Lytton

$65,199

Mackenzie

$210,085

Maple Ridge

$293,941

Masset

$94,185

McBride

$81,018

Merritt

$369,420

Metchosin

$267,350

Midway

$84,906

Mission

$1,664,642

Montrose

$100,637

Mount Waddington

$220,513

Nakusp

$124,453

Nanaimo (City)

$3,758,349

Nanaimo (Regional District)

$1,756,240

Nelson

$507,147

New Denver

$77,395

New Hazelton

$84,553

New Westminster

$262,301

North Cowichan

$1,327,989

North Okanagan

$861,077

North Saanich

$545,103

North Vancouver (City)

$206,468

North Vancouver (District)

$320,193

Northern Rockies

$301,594

Oak Bay

$851,135

Okanagan-Similkameen

$1,065,304

Oliver

$268,278

Osoyoos

$269,206

Parksville

$584,340

Peace River

$1,003,532

Peachland

$284,892

Pemberton

$159,802

Penticton

$1,507,826

Pitt Meadows

$110,819

Port Alberni

$839,116

Port Alice

$90,695

Port Clements

$71,827

Port Coquitlam

$232,048

Port Edward

$79,162

Port Hardy

$232,222

Port McNeill

$165,811

Port Moody

$158,672

Pouce Coupe

$87,734

Powell River (City)

$636,833

Powell River (Regional District)

$352,010

Prince George

$3,235,364

Prince Rupert

$607,803

Princeton

$175,488

Qualicum Beach

$438,968

Queen Charlotte

$96,837

Quesnel

$497,294

Radium Hot Springs

$89,457

Revelstoke

$370,568

Richmond

$653,242

Rossland

$212,250

Saanich

$4,904,621

Salmo

$105,453

Salmon Arm

$826,788

Sayward

$69,132

Sechelt Indian Government District

$91,313

Sechelt

$465,657

Sicamous

$162,983

Sidney

$549,035

Silverton

$63,741

Skeena-Queen Charlotte

$210,925

Slocan

$68,204

Smithers

$293,906

Sooke

$560,391

Spallumcheen

$278,485

Sparwood

$217,155

Squamish

$813,267

Squamish-Lillooet

$342,245

Stewart

$76,953

Strathcona

$498,796

Summerland

$553,542

Sun Peaks

$71,518

Sunshine Coast

$677,882

Surrey

$1,525,511

Tahsis

$69,088

Taylor

$115,792

Telkwa

$114,776

Terrace

$562,645

Thompson-Nicola

$1,076,130

Tofino

$138,018

Trail

$394,517

Tumbler Ridge

$174,869

Ucluelet

$127,016

Valemount

$100,195

Vancouver

$1,950,221

Vanderhoof

$253,078

Vernon

$1,740,819

Victoria

$3,590,752

View Royal

$469,633

Warfield

$130,241

Wells

$65,951

West Kelowna

$1,420,117

West Vancouver

$189,191

Whistler

$489,208

White Rock

$115,853

Williams Lake

$533,747

Zeballos

$60,648


1 Amounts exclude administrative costs.

 

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund, please visit:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

Associated links

Investing in Canada, Canada's long-term infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Federal infrastructure investments in British Columbia: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/bc-eng.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund in British Columbia: http://www.ubcm.ca/EN/main/funding/renewed-gas-tax-agreement/community-works-fund.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 


SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

View original content: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/August2018/10/c4761.html

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