Edmonton – Monday’s signing of the renewed Federal Gas Tax Fund agreement brings positive news for Alberta’s urban municipalities.
“This model is one that AUMA’s members have been looking for, because it is indexed for growth,” said AUMA President Helen Rice. “This long-term commitment means municipalities can plan and prioritize their infrastructure projects.”
The renewed agreement governs the flow of around $2.27 billion in federal funds to Alberta over the next 10 years, $208 million of which has been made available this year for local projects across Alberta.
“The scope of the funding recognizes the diverse services municipalities provide in their communities,” said Rice. “This including water, wastewater, transportation, and recreation.”
Founded in 1905, the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association represents all of Alberta’s urban municipalities, including cities, towns, villages, summer villages and specialized municipalities, representing over 85 per cent of Albertans. A dynamic and evolving association, AUMA advocates on behalf of its members to provincial and federal governments, and other stakeholders.