Prince Rupert is facing a $300 million dollar infrastructure deficit, including roads, sidewalks, bridges, water, sewer, and more. Re:Build Rupert is City Council’s plan to complete critical infrastructure renewal projects including securing the municipal water supply while setting aside funds towards infrastructure maintenance and improvements. In the past year, the City has devoted $1.1 million to the Fraser Street renewal project, has seen $4.4 million jointly committed from Provincial and Federal Governments to upgrade the City water supply, and put $1 million from Prince Rupert Legacy Inc towards road improvements.
In 2016, the City is planning to allocate additional funding towards infrastructure renewal projects and asset management. These upgrades are necessary to prepare for potential growth, and also to ensure the quality of life for residents.
To keep you informed, the City will continue to release regular progress reports related to the Re:Build Rupert initiative.
This video is the first in the Re:Build Rupert series, intended to show how the City is starting to tackle our infrastructure problems - specifically by starting to replace our 100 year old waterworks infrastructure. Securing our water supply is a big priority for the City, check out the video to understand why it's so important!
The video below provides an update to the residents of Prince Rupert regarding the decommissioning of the Watson Island former pulp mill site, which is another of the City's major efforts to Rebuild Rupert by making this important industrial site viable moving forward. For more information, please see the City's full news release on this topic below the video.
Press Release - Decommissioning of Watson Island Nearing Completion