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Liverpool, Nova Scotia, October 20, 2023 — Recreational infrastructure and coastline protection will be improved, thanks to a combined investment of $3,695,000 from the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia and the Region of Queens Municipality. Announced by Minister Kim Masland and Mayor Darlene Norman, two projects will support inclusive recreational infrastructure and coastline protection in Liverpool and Western Head.
The current Liverpool Community Sports Field has persistent drainage issues and lacks a track to serve the community. Funding announced today will support updating the current sod soccer field to a synthetic turf soccer field and the construction of a new 400-metre, 8-lane gravel running track, along with fencing and lighting. Funding will also support other sport and physical activity features such as a Mi’kmaw learning trail.
This project will provide recreational and economic benefits to the community through the increased use by sports groups and teams within and beyond the municipality. The Mi’kmaw learning trail will provide a new, inclusive outdoor learning space in the community.
Funding will also support work to protect two segments of Shore Road in Western Head that are susceptible to shoreline erosion and flooding. The first segment is approximately 320 metres in length, roughly 200 metres east of the intersection of Shore Road and Sand Beach Road. The second segment is approximately 160 metres in length and begins approximately 2.4 kilometres east of the intersection. The work will include reinforcing an existing retaining wall and excavating existing rock and gravel.
This project will result in added protection to the road, making it more resistant to shoreline erosion and flooding due to the effects of climate change.
By investing in infrastructure, the Government of Canada is growing our country’s economy, building resilient communities, and improving the lives of Canadians.
“Canada thrives when its communities are healthy and resilient. Investments like the one made today will not only promote active lifestyles for those who call Liverpool home, but will also protect Shore Road against the increasing impacts of climate change, strengthening the community for years to come.”
The Honourable Sean Fraser, Minister of Housing, Infrastructure and Communities
“Whether it’s recreational facilities or roads, investing in infrastructure in our communities makes the lives of Nova Scotians better. These investments will ensure the community has access to modern, inclusive, recreational infrastructure and roads that are built to withstand today’s climate events.”
The Honourable Kim Masland, Minister of Public Works and Member of the Legislative Assembly for Queens–Shelburne
“Council is pleased, through the Region of Queens’ Community Investment Fund, to supply the maximum twenty-five percent funding up to $250,000 towards Liverpool Sport Field’s projected $2.7 million cost. This recreational infrastructure illustrates the importance of developing healthy minds and bodies through inclusive venues.”
Her Worship Darlene Norman, Mayor of the Region of Queens Municipality
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