New Westminster receives $450,000 Canada 150 grant for greenway completion project
New Westminster – The City of New Westminster has been awarded $450,000 in federal funding towards the completion of the Braid Street section of the Brunette Fraser Regional Greenway. The funding has been provided through the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program.
“The objective of the Canada 150 Community Infrastructure Program is to assist communities to improve public infrastructure and with this funding we’re going to do just that,” said Mayor Jonathan Coté. “The upgrade of the Braid Street section of the Brunette Fraser Regional Greenway will make the entire 16km Greenway system functional, serves providing recreation and commuting opportunities for pedestrians, cyclists and those with special needs.”
Part of the larger Experience the Fraser Greenway system that will eventually extend all the way from Hope to the Salish Sea, the Brunette Fraser Greenway is a partnership between Metro Vancouver, New Westminster, Burnaby and Coquitlam and forms a critical part of the region's recreation and transportation infrastructure. In New Westminster, the completion of the Greenway is a key component of the City’s overall waterfront vision, which seeks to develop a high quality public amenity accessible to residents and visitors alike.
“Our waterfront is one of our greatest assets,” added Coté. “Working with our partners both here in Metro Vancouver and at the senior government level, we will continue to leverage opportunities to make New Westminster’s waterfront a premier destination within Metro Vancouver for the benefit of all of the region’s residents.”
Construction of the Braid Street section of the Greenway will commence in 2016 with completion scheduled for 2017.
Mayor Jonathan Coté
City of New Westminster
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