Selina Robinson, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, spoke with delegates about the many ways the Province and local governments are working together to build resilient communities during the opening address at the annual Union of BC Municipalities (UBCM) convention.
“The work that each one of you does every day to build and strengthen your communities is critical to the resilience and the success of every person who lives there,” Robinson said. “When we work in partnership, we can – and we will – build a stronger, more resilient province together.”
Other highlights of the address included:
- A new $150-million funding opportunity for water and wastewater projects is opening later this year. This is in recognition of the significant need for these projects as identified by communities provincewide when responding to the first intake. Successful projects were awarded funds in August 2019.
- The release of the final report from the Development Approval Process Review, and identification of next steps government will be taking to help deliver the homes people need.
For more information on the next round of funding for green infrastructure projects in B.C., go to: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/transportation/funding-engagement-permits/funding-grants/investing-in-canada-infrastructure-program/green-infrastructure/environmental-quality
To learn more about the next steps in the Development Approvals Process Review, the report can be found here: https://news.gov.bc.ca/20662