Nunavut’s community government department plans $32.7M in capital spending
MLAs start looking at CGS infrastructure plans for 2014-15
The Department of Community and Government services defended its capital budget at the Nunavut legislative assembly March 11.
CGS expects to spend $32.7 million on infrastructure during the 2014-15 fiscal year.
That’s $72 million less than what the department’s revised capital spending estimate amounted to last year.
Of the new funding, Gjoa Haven’s hamlet office will be renovated at a cost of $2.7 million, and Hall Beach will get a new fire hall for $2.5 million.
Rankin Inlet will also receive $1 million for arena upgrades.
As well, several communities are getting bulk fuel storage capacity increases. The largest goes to Cambridge Bay at $5.2 million.
Other money goes towards various infrastructure upgrades, preplanning studies and small capital like building and equipment upgrades.
About $3.4 million will also go to the annual City of Iqaluit contribution agreement.
That block funding agreement helps with infrastructure projects to do with water, sewage, sanitation, quarries and paving in Iqaluit.
In the department’s five-year capital plan, $3.4 million will be given to Iqaluit annually until 2018.
For its five-year plan, CGS plans to spend $113.6 million on infrastructure in the territory.