Building Ontario with Investments in Small, Rural and Northern Communities
Province supports economic growth and job creation with additional funding for critical infrastructure in Oxford
WOODSTOCK – The Ontario government is providing $8,243,460 to help build and repair local infrastructure in Oxford. This investment is part of the government’s plan to build Ontario by getting shovels in the ground on critical infrastructure projects that support economic recovery, growth and job creation.
“This funding is key to providing stability and predictability for the municipalities in Oxford so they can repair, upgrade and modernize their critical infrastructure,” said Ernie Hardeman, MPP for Oxford. “I’m pleased that our government is committed to helping municipalities maintain the important infrastructure that people rely on.”
Today’s announcement is part of the government’s additional $1 billion investment to help build and repair roads, bridges, water and wastewater infrastructure in small, rural and northern communities. The multi-year funding is being delivered through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) and will bring the government’s total investment to nearly $2 billion over the next five years.
“Our small, rural and northern communities will be at the forefront of our efforts to build Ontario for the future,” said Premier Doug Ford. “With this investment, we are saying ‘yes’ to helping these communities build and repair the vital infrastructure they need to keep their communities working for decades to come.”
Funding allocations will be based on a formula that recognizes the different needs and economic conditions of communities across the province. The new formula will include an increased funding minimum of $100,000 for all communities per year, up from $50,000 over previous years.
In Oxford, the 2022 Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund allocations are as follows:
- County of Oxford – $5,044,292
- City of Woodstock – $1,241,366
- Town of Ingersoll – $627,712
- Town of Tillsonburg – $458,678
- Township of Blandford-Blenheim – $355,350
- Township of East Zorra-Tavistock – $213,444
- Township of Norwich – $299,327
- Township of South-West Oxford – $232,082
- Township of Zorra – $229,887
“Communities are the heartbeat of this province and we know they are facing unique infrastructure needs and challenges, especially as we navigate through the pandemic,” said Kinga Surma, Minister of Infrastructure.