SAINT JOHN, NB – Wayne Long, Member of Parliament for Saint John–Rothesay, today announced $12 million in joint federal-provincial funding for the construction of the Greater Saint John Field House.
The new Fieldhouse will be the only facility of its kind in Southern New Brunswick, featuring two indoor turfs, a 200-metre indoor track, fitness rooms, multi-purpose areas, community spaces and outdoor trails.
“I’m very pleased to see our federal dollars going to this important regional project. The Greater Saint John Field House will promote general health and fitness while supporting local athletes. The new event-hosting capacity will help create economic growth in the area and contribute to long-term prosperity and middle-class job creation,” said Long.
Once complete, it will provide residents of all ages with year-round access to diverse sporting activities and drive economic activity by allowing the region to welcome larger-scale sporting events.
- The Government of Canada will provide more than $180 billion in infrastructure funding over 12 years for public transit, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, transportation that supports trade, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- The governments of Canada and New Brunswick are each contributing $6 million to this project through the New Building Canada Fund.
- Budget 2017 commits $21.9 billion to support social infrastructure—including sports and recreational facilities—in Canadian communities.
- These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
- Skilled workforce/Immigration;
- Clean growth and climate change;
- Trade and investment;
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada