New waterline project helps build the future for the Villeneuve Airport

posted on 23rd July 2021 by Eddie Saunders
New waterline project helps build the future for the Villeneuve Airport

The Province of Alberta, Sturgeon County, and Edmonton Airports announced the start of a new construction project that will bring water from the Hamlet of Villeneuve to the Villeneuve Airport.

The $2.2 million project, funded from the Government of Alberta’s Municipal Stimulus Program, will help attract investment in the Villeneuve region, creating more local jobs, and diversifying the regional and provincial economies.

“Our region has so many assets that are the envy of many other regions in the province, and the country,” Shane Getson, MLA, Lac Ste. Anne-Parkland

“We have been blessed with resources, with a highly motivated and skilled work force, we have key and critical infrastructure in place that can be expanded and developed to continue growth.

“The Villeneuve Airport is just one of those key assets that has yet to reach its potential, with this funding, we will correct that, as we further diversify our local and regional economies.

“Logistics, Agri-food, Manufacturing, Aviation, Aerospace and Defense sectors will all directly benefit from funds well spent on providing services to this airport, as we will take advantage of the road and rail assets that are within close proximity to the airport itself. “

“This waterline, combined with the County’s broadband project, opens the doors to a wealth of opportunities to attract new business, create jobs, and grow our local and regional economies,” Alanna Hnatiw, Mayor, Sturgeon County

“I am proud of the partnership and cooperation between Sturgeon County, the Province of Alberta, and Edmonton Airports in advancing this project and helping to bring our bold vision for the Villeneuve region closer to reality.”

“We thank Sturgeon County and the Government of Alberta for partnering with Edmonton Airports to support and invest in our region’s premier general aviation facility,” Tom Ruth, Edmonton Airports President and CEO

“The waterline will provide a continuous and reliable water supply to Villeneuve Airport tenants and is a vital next step in Villeneuve Airport’s development.

“This investment will help attract new businesses to the airport, further bolstering it as an economic development and diversification centre for the region.”

As part of the announcement, Sturgeon County has also confirmed that it is officially working with Edmonton Airports to operate the Villeneuve Airport water and sewer network system.