Dawson Dowell Park, Town of Stewiacke receive provincial Beautification funding

EAST HANTS: A park in East Hants and a beautification project in Stewiacke are among the projects to receive funding from the provincial government.

The Dawson Dowel Park Improvement Project received funding to the tune of $21,250, while the Town of Stewiacke’s Beautification Project was allotted $7,000.

Dawson Dowell Park is located on Highway 215 in Maitland.

The provincial government, in partnership with municipalities, is investing $629,476 in 50 beautification projects across Nova Scotia.

Chuck Porter, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing, made the announcement today, Aug. 12, in Windsor, where $17,500 will support the installation of updated signs, picnic tables, planter boxes, mural paintings and a new entrance sign to downtown Windsor.

Mr. Porter also announced $13,861 for the New Minas Beautification Project. This funding will help with the installation of benches, planters and waste receptacles along Commercial Street and add landscaping to the roundabout at Commercial Street and Granite Drive.

“The Beautification and Streetscaping Program supports the development of attractive and inviting areas where residents and visitors want to spend time,” said Mr. Porter. “Investments like this also help to rejuvenate our communities and foster local pride.”

Other projects approved include landscaping, interpretive signs, lighting for public spaces and the creation and installation of an accessible outdoor art gallery.

“Through this program, municipalities have up to 50 per cent of their project costs covered. As a result, communities from Sydney to Yarmouth have been able to develop beautiful areas for their residents and visitors alike and enhance the well-being in municipalities across the province.”
     – Pam Mood, president, Nova Scotia Federation of Municipalities

Quick Facts:
— program is application-based
— funds up to 50 per cent of the costs of eligible municipal projects to a maximum of $25,000

Additional Resources:
A full list of projects is available at https://beta.novascotia.ca/documents/beautification-and-streetscaping-program-grant-recipients-2020 .

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