A $10.2-million grant under the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership will go toward a $38.8-million upgrade of the wastewater treatment plant to meet new environmental standards for treatment of effluent.
The City of Camrose will also receive $1.6 million under the Community Airport Program toward the $2.2-million cost of resurfacing the airport runway.
“Alberta’s Recovery Plan is creating jobs across Alberta that will get people back to work while making sure our province is better off in the future. These important investments made by Alberta taxpayers in Camrose are a part of the $10 billion building plan to help our province get back on track after the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the global recession. Communities across our province will benefit, as we build schools, roads, and more to make life better for Albertans.”
“Investing in strategic infrastructure in our communities has never been more important. Upgrading Camrose’s wastewater treatment plant will ensure residents can continue to rely on a critical component for quality of life. Resurfacing the airport – a vital asset for agriculture, search and rescue, and air ambulance – will help serve the aviation needs of east-central Alberta. Together, these investments will create jobs and support Alberta’s economic recovery.”
“We’re thankful for the provincial government’s investment which allows us to move forward with these important projects. Upgrading our wastewater treatment plant and resurfacing the Camrose Airport will enhance the quality of life for the people of Camrose as we continue to respond to the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.”
Alberta’s government will also invest $15 million in the new Chester Ronning School in Camrose. The K-6 school will house 350 students and should be complete in 2022.
Alberta’s Recovery Plan is a bold, ambitious long-term strategy to build, diversify, and create tens of thousands of jobs now. By building schools, roads and other core infrastructure we are strengthening our communities. By diversifying our economy and attracting investment with Canada’s most competitive tax environment, Alberta is being put on a path for a generation of growth. Albertans came together to save lives by flattening the curve and now we must do the same to save livelihoods, grow and thrive.
- Work to upgrade Camrose’s wastewater treatment plant is expected to begin in early 2021 with completion slated for 2023.
- The government’s $10.2-million investment will support 20 direct and 16 indirect jobs.
- Work to resurface the airport runway is scheduled to begin in spring of 2021 and will support five direct and three indirect jobs.
- There are more than 5,000 flights into and out of Camrose Airport annually.
- The airport is also a key component of the Big Valley Jamboree, allowing entertainers quick and easy access.
- These projects are part of the more than $10 billion infrastructure spending announced as part of Alberta’s Recovery Plan. This spending includes:
- $6.9 billion Budget 2020 capital spending
- $980 million accelerated for Capital Maintenance and Renewal
- $200 million for Strategic Transportation Infrastructure Program and water infrastructure projects
- $600 million in strategic infrastructure projects
- $500 million in municipal infrastructure
- $1.5 billion for Keystone XL