Quesnel, B.C. – Minister Bailey of the Ministry of Jobs, Economic Development and Innovation was in Quesnel to announce the approval of the $500,000 grant under the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program. This grant will be used towards creating an Infrastructure Master Plan which will update the City’s modeling of the water, stormwater, sewer, and transportation systems. Identifying existing and future improvement needs to these systems will further support the community’s development goals including identifying clean growth opportunities.
Development in our community will be assisted by having timely access to current infrastructure capacities, an understanding of upgrades required to accommodate development and information on servicing key properties with high development potential. This project will provide more information about City Infrastructure to developers, this will speed up the project approval cycle and lower their costs.
This project is fully funded through the Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program.
Photo ( L – R): Chris Coben (Director of Capital Works & Infrastructure), Amy Reid (Manager of Economic Development & Tourism), Byron Johnson (City Manager), Minister Bailey, Tanya Turner (Director of Development Services), Councillor Scott Elliott