Bruce Power Regional Soccer Park to get new accessible washroom building

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BROCKTON – The municipality recently received word its application to the Community, Culture and Recreation infrastructure funding stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program was successful.

Brockton will receive funds to construct a 1,583-square-foot accessible washroom building at the Bruce Power Regional Soccer Park in the East Ridge Business Park.

The total cost of the project is pegged at $880,080. The cost of the project will be shared by the municipality ($234,717), federal government (up to $352,032) and provincial government (up to $293,331).

Construction is expected to begin this fall.

Deputy Mayor Dan Gieruszak commented that it was “excellent news” but asked about the small size of the building compared to its cost.

He was told that water and sewer lines have to be extended to the building as part of the project.

Coun. Steve Adams said he hadn’t voted for the project, but added that it was “nice to see support from our federal and provincial partners.”

For Coun. James Lang, the news was all good. “It’s very exciting,” he said.

“It’s great that we qualified for those grants,” said Mayor Chris Peabody.”

Pauline Kerr, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, The Walkerton Herald Times