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  • February 26, 2015

Supporting the Infrastructure Needs in Peterborough Area

Ontario Government Building Stronger Communities







February 25, 2015

For Immediate Release


Ontario is providing the City of Peterborough, Township of North Kawartha, Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen and the Township of Asphodel-Norwood with funding to build and repair critical infrastructure and create jobs.


The following projects were approved under the application-based portion of the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund.


  • The City of Peterborough will receive up to $1,597,500 to reconstruct a portion of their sanitary and storm sewer systems which will reduce flood events.
  • The Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen will receive up to 1,668,431 to improve existing water systems and ensure sufficient water for fire protection.
  • The Township of Asphodel-Norwood will receive up to $1,522,820 to replace and upgrade water and storm sewer mains. The project will reduce area flooding in septic systems.


Supporting small, rural and northern communities is part of the government’s economic plan for Ontario. The four-part plan is building Ontario up by investing in people’s talents and skills, revitalizing public infrastructure like roads and transit, creating a dynamic, supportive environment where business thrives and building a secure savings plan so everyone can afford to retire.




“Roads, bridges and water infrastructure are essential to rural communities across the province. By partnering with communities and investing in these projects, our government is committed to ensuring municipalities have the tools they need to build and maintain critical infrastructure.”

-       The Hon. Jeff Leal, MPP




  • The Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund provides $100 million per year in funding for critical road, bridge, water and wastewater projects. $50 million is available per year in fair and transparent formula-based funding and another $50 million per year in application-based funding.
  • OCIF is part of Moving Ontario Forward, Ontario’s bold plan to invest in public infrastructure. The province is making an unprecedented $130 billion investment in public infrastructure over the next ten years. This will support more than 110,000 jobs on average each year in construction and related industries.
  • To be eligible for the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, municipalities must have a population of less than 100,000 as of the 2011 census or be located in northern or rural Ontario.




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