Government Releases Capital Plan for 2021-22
The Rankin government released its Capital Plan for 2021-22 today, March 23, investing $1.17 billion in schools, hospitals and improved infrastructure around the province.
“For the second year in row, government is investing more than a billion dollars in capital projects that will create jobs and provide modern infrastructure for today’s communities and future generations,” said Finance and Treasury Board Minister Labi Kousoulis. “Infrastructure is also an important part of the province’s economic recovery following the pandemic.”
Highlights of the plan include:
- $178.2 million to support the QEII New Generation project and the Cape Breton Regional Municipality Health Care Redevelopment
- $95.5 million for construction, repair and renewal of other hospitals and medical facilities
- $22.4 million to replace medical equipment and ambulances
- $217.2 million to design, build, renovate and purchase schools
Capital Plan 2021-22 also includes $467 million in investments outlined in the Department of Transportation and Active Transit’s Five-year Highway Improvement Plan.
- Capital Plan 2021-22 includes the continued design and construction of 15 schools, the demolition of one former site (Duncan Macmillan High School), and the purchase of the last four P-3 schools
- the plan is subject to approval of the 2021-22 budget in the legislature
Capital Plan 2021-22 is available online at: https://beta.novascotia.ca/documents/capital-plan-2021-2022
The Five-year Highway Improvement Plan can be found at: https://novascotia.ca/tran/highways/fiveyearplan.asp
The Nova Scotia School Capital Plan is available at: https://www.ednet.ns.ca/capitalplan
More information on the health-care redevelopment projects is available at https://healthredevelopment.novascotia.ca/