Coniston industrial park to expand thanks to $507,000 from Ottawa
The City of Greater Sudbury will get $507,000 from the federal government to help build a new private-sector industrial business park in Coniston.
The money will allow the city to upgrade, extend and connect municipal infrastructure to support the new park.
Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré made the announcement today on behalf of Navdeep Bains, minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development, and minister responsible for FedNor, which is providing the money.
“Today’s announcement is an investment that will help attract new businesses to the area, while encouraging larger firms to set up shop or expand their operations in Coniston,” Serre said in a release. “By investing in local infrastructure, our government is setting the stage for long-term growth in our community, which means more jobs and opportunities for the people of Nickel Belt- Greater Sudbury.”
With the goal of attracting new domestic and international businesses to the community, this strategic investment will allow the City of Greater Sudbury to excavate and replace 900 meters of city-owned water lines with higher capacity pipes. Identified as a local priority, the infrastructure upgrade is necessary to create much-needed industrial space to accommodate new or expanding businesses, as well as large-scale industrial development.
The announcement builds upon the nearly $2 million invested by the federal government to the City of Greater Sudbury in 2017, which enabled the upgrade of the wastewater system and community roads in Coniston.
Adam Lachapelle, the Coniston Industrial Park property manager, welcomed the funding.
“Coniston Industrial Park is excited about this announcement as it is a critical piece to the growth and economic development of the park and our city,” he said. “A newly upgraded water infrastructure will allow us to sustain our existing growing developments as well as attract new business. This is a fundamental element in our vision to revolutionize the park into something extraordinary.”