News release

Long-term Strategic Plan for Nova Scotia in Works

The province is developing Infrastructure 2020, a long-term strategic plan to help manage its infrastructure and address future needs.

"Careful planning is critical to meeting Nova Scotia's public infrastructure needs, now and in the future," said Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Murray Scott. "This plan will provide a long-term strategic approach to managing our current infrastructure while examining options to address the demand over the next decade."

The plan will describe the state of Nova Scotia's infrastructure and include a review of future challenges and pressures. It will outline priorities over the next several years, including estimated costs and strategies to address the needs.

A consultant will help create the plan, under the direction of a steering committee with representation from the departments of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal, Finance, Education, Health, Treasury and Policy Board, and Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations.

The cost to develop the plan is eligible to be shared by the federal government.

"Building communities and a strong economy relies on quality infrastructure, and we're working hard to improve these resources for Nova Scotians," said Mr. Scott. "This plan will help ensure that we are aware of the challenges and opportunities before us."

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The province is developing a long-term strategic plan to help manage its infrastructure and plan for future needs.

Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Minister Murray Scott says the plan will describe the state of Nova Scotia's infrastructure. It will also identify infrastructure priorities over the next several years, including estimated costs and strategies to address the needs.

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