News release

Wastewater, Sidewalk Upgrades for Lunenburg County

Municipal Affairs and Housing
Municipal Capital Growth Program

Upgrades to wastewater systems and sidewalks in Lunenburg County will support new homes and active transportation in the area.

“We need municipal services if we want to grow our population, build more homes and businesses, and create the kinds of strong communities where we all want to live,” said Susan Corkum-Greek, Minister of Economic Development and MLA for Lunenburg, on behalf of John Lohr, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing. “Improving wastewater services and infrastructure will help provide the support we need to grow in this beautiful part of our province.”

Projects receiving funding from the Province include:

  • the Green Street sidewalk renewal project in Lunenburg
  • the expansion of the Cookville wastewater treatment facility
  • new, accessible sidewalks on Nathan Cirillo Road and Pine Grove Road in Cookville.

The Province is investing more than $5.6 million in these three projects, with an additional $6.5 million from the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg and $187,000 from the Town of Lunenburg.

These projects are part of the Municipal Capital Growth Program, a one-time $102-million investment in projects across Nova Scotia – a historic provincial investment in municipal infrastructure.


“The housing crisis in Nova Scotia has placed a huge strain on our communities. Council has been working hard to generate economic growth and affordable housing across the municipality. Today’s investment will allow for much needed infrastructure in Osprey Village to address continued housing needs and growth in our area.”
Carolyn Bolivar-Getson, Mayor, Municipality of the District of Lunenburg

Quick Facts:

  • the Municipal Capital Growth Program, announced in February, was designed to respond to the infrastructure needs of municipalities and addresses critical issues like housing, climate change, accessibility and growth

Additional Resources:

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NOTE: This release was updated on April 30, 2024, to correct the total investments from the Province and the Municipality of the District of Lunenburg.