Residents in communities across the Northwest Territories will soon benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund investments in local infrastructure that will help grow the middle class, create a healthy communities and promote sustainable development and long-term prosperity for Canadian families.
This year, the NWT will receive $16.5 million in annual funding through the indexed federal Gas Tax Fund for municipal infrastructure like public transit, water and wastewater, local roads, sports and recreation facilities and tourism infrastructure.
Whether the federal Gas Tax Fund is invested to keep our roads safe and smooth, to support our public transit system or to improve residents’ access to clean drinking water, it makes a difference in our communities. For example, past projects include water treatment plants in Inuvik and Fort Smith, solid waste facility in Enterprise and arena upgrades and community hall replacement in Fort McPherson.
The Government of Canada is proud to deliver predictable, long-term funding to help municipalities build the Canada of the 21st century and ensure a high quality of life for generations to come.
The federal Gas Tax Fund provides municipalities with tremendous flexibility in terms of investment categories, allowing communities to meet their particular infrastructure priorities, from public transit, to tourism, to disaster mitigation.
“I am proud that our government continues to deliver this stable long-term infrastructure funding that NWT residents can count on. Investments like these help promote local economic growth, make our community more environmentally sustainable and ensures that our communities will continue to be one of the best places in Canada to live, work and raise a family.”
Michael McLeod, Member of Parliament for Northwest Territories