The governments of Canada and British Columbia are committed to investing in modern and efficient wastewater infrastructure to meet the growing needs of communities, create well-paying middle class jobs, and protect our waterways and fresh and saltwater ecosystems.
Once completed, the districts of West and North Vancouver, the City of North Vancouver, and the Squamish Nation will be able to depend on an improved, modern, reliable wastewater system that will improve environmental outcomes and also accommodate future growth and economic development throughout the area.
Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver
On behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
“The Government of Canada is making investments to improve the quality of life for Canadians, create jobs for the middle class, and build a strong foundation for a sustainable future. Once the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant is completed, residents and visitors in Metro Vancouver will benefit from a cleaner water body and ecosystem and a healthier environment.”
Honourable Peter Fassbender,
Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
“The Government of B.C. recognizes the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant as an important project, both for the people of Metro Vancouver and for the environment. This project will provide modern and efficient infrastructure to support growing, vibrant communities and will create more than 6,500 jobs that will benefit families throughout the region. Through this strategic investment, we are building a brighter future for B.C. together.”
Metro Vancouver Board Chair; Mayor of Port Coquitlam
With considerable funding from all levels of government, we can move ahead with this new robust and sustainable treatment plant, which will replace the primary facility that has served the North Shore for the past 55 years. At an estimated cost of $700 million, the Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant will incorporate leading-edge technologies in integrated resource recovery, greenhouse-gas reductions and energy use, while serving as a critical community asset for the next generation of residents and businesses on the growing North Shore.”
The Government of Canada is providing up to $212,300,000 for this project under the Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects, representing one-third of the estimated $636.9 million in total eligible project cost.
The Government of British Columbia is providing up to $193 million for the project.
Metro Vancouver is responsible for any remaining project costs.
The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
The Government of B.C. is making record investments in modern, safe infrastructure projects throughout the province and in doing so, creating high paying, family supporting jobs.
- Government of Canada’s $180-billion+ infrastructure plan (budget.gc.ca)
- Federal infrastructure investments in British Columbia (infrastructure.gc.ca)
- Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component - National and Regional Projects (PTIC-NRP) (infrastructure.gc.ca)
- New Building Canada Plan (infrastructure.gc.ca)
- Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
- Metro Vancouver (metrovancouver.org)
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Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development