Province Supports Extension Request for Wastewater Planning

Mar 23, 2016

In a letter to the Federal Minister of infrastructure and Communities, the province has expressed its support for an extension to the P3 Canada funding agreement which currently expires on March 31, 2016. The Capital Regional District (CRD) will formally write P3 Canada as the signatory asking for an extension to August 2016 to enter into a financial agreement with P3 Canada based on the updated work plan.

The letter from the Honourable Peter Fassbender also outlines how the province will facilitate and support the current process through a technology review and active facilitation support. This will enable the region to determine an immediate and positive path forward for the Project so that the CRD can meet its accountability by 2020 as required by Federal and Provincial environmental regulations.

Yesterday the Federal government announced that P3 Canada will now report to the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities but the current funding commitments, including $83 million towards the CRD Core Area Liquid Waste Management Project, remains.

For the latest Core Area wastewater planning updates, visit www.CoreAreaWastewater.ca

Celebrating 50 years! The CRD delivers regional, sub-regional and local services to 13 municipalities and three electoral areas on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD works collaboratively with First Nations and all levels of government to enable sustainable growth, enhance community well-being, and develop cost-effective infrastructure while continuing to provide core services to residents throughout the region.

Attachments: Letter to the Mayors of Esquimalt and Victoria and Letter to Letter to the Minister of Infastructure and Communities.

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