BRANDON, MAN. – The Manitoba government is creating a blue-ribbon infrastructure panel to prioritize upcoming highway projects.
Manitoba Premier Wab Kinew and Transportation and Infrastructure Minister Lisa Naylor announced the upcoming panel at the Association of Manitoba Municipalities fall convention on Nov. 30.
“Our government is ready to partner with communities across the province to build the roads, bridges, highways, vertical infrastructure and water infrastructure of the future. This group will listen to voices across the province as we prioritize the projects that will grow our economy, create jobs and deliver for families. It is time to take the politics out of infrastructure development and start building up Manitoba,” Kinew said.
“After seven years of funding freezes and playing games with infrastructure spending, Manitobans have elected a government that listens to experts and works with communities. I am excited to get to work on the important project of building the infrastructure that Manitobans need,” Naylor added.
The panel will be co-chaired by CentrePort Canada president and CEO Carly Edmundson and Rural Municipality of Sifton councillor Scott Phillips. The co-chair will set the terms of reference for infrastructure projects in Manitoba, and Kinew added more panel members will be announced at a later date.