NEW GLASGOW, NS – A new sewer system and a housing rejuvenation project will help support current and future growth in New Glasgow.

“New Glasgow, like so many towns across the province, is experiencing significant growth, and we must ensure we have the wastewater infrastructure and housing available to support those living here and those moving here,” said Pat Dunn, MLA for Pictou Centre, on behalf of John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “This town and this region offer wonderful places to work and to call home, and the Province’s investment in these projects will ensure that this continues to be the case for generations to come.”

A new gravity sewer system – which eliminates the need for a pumping station – under Eighth Street and the surrounding area will provide sanitary services and support residential development.

“Having a sewer system to meet the current and future needs of infrastructure development is crucial for the town’s socio-economic growth,” said Nancy Dicks, mayor of New Glasgow. “Aligned with the Municipal Capital Growth Program, these projects ensure a solution that is not only economical for the lifetime of the asset due to reduced operational and maintenance costs, but are also environmentally friendly and offer the highest level of service.”

The James Street and Marsh Street properties rejuvenation project, the first step in bringing new life to a historic supportive housing site, includes demolition of buildings and remediation work. Future redevelopment will provide transitional and affordable housing units and office suites.

The Province and the Town of New Glasgow will each invest nearly $934,000 in the two projects.

The projects are part of the Municipal Capital Growth Program, a one-time $102-million investment in projects across Nova Scotia – a historic provincial investment in municipal infrastructure.

Quick Facts:

  • the Municipal Capital Growth Program, announced in February, was designed to respond to the infrastructure needs of municipalities and addresses critical issues such as housing, climate change, accessibility and growth



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