Provincial government and Northern Development help Northwest B.C. communities plan for growth

December 1, 2015

Northern Development joined Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Peter Fassbender in Terrace B.C. November 24th to report on the success of the planning and asset management programs. From left to right: Janine North (Northern Development, CEO), Holly Adams (Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, planner), Peter Fassbender (Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development), Nicholas Redpath (Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine, planner).

In 2014, grants totalling $1 million were made available to northwest communities to help them update their bylaws and official community plans, as well as review and assess local infrastructure needs to prepare for economic growth.

To date, $768,392 in asset management and land-use planning grants have been approved to support projects in Kitimat, Terrace, Port Edward, Prince Rupert, the Regional District of Kitimat-Stikine and the Skeena-Queen Charlotte Regional District. The grants are helping the communities thoroughly review their current infrastructure (water, sewer, drainage, local roads) and plan effectively for their future infrastructure needs.

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