The federal government is providing $507,000 to connect municipal infrastructure to Coniston Industrial Park, a new private sector industrial and commercial park in Coniston, a neighbourhood in Sudbury.
Nickel Belt MP Marc Serré made the announcement on Aug. 7.
As part of the project, the City of Greater Sudbury will excavate and replace 900 metres of city-owned waterlines and larger capacity pipes.
The improved infrastructure is needed to create the industrial space to accommodate new or expanding businesses, as well as large-scale industrial development.
The funds build on $2 million funding provided in 2017 to upgrade Coniston's wastewater system and community roads.
“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," Adam Lachapelle, property manager for the Consiton Industrial Park, said in a news release.
"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.”
Funding comes from FedNor’s Northern Ontario Development Program, which supports projects that promote sustainable community economic development, strengthen business development and growth, and facilitate innovation.