Commercial opportunities to flow from Mulgrave infrastructure upgrades
MULGRAVE – The Town of Mulgrave is taking steps to stimulate economic development opportunities by upgrading its Loggie Street wastewater system. The updated system will support new and existing commercial operations as well as the needs of local residents.
The primary clientele served by the Loggie Street wastewater pumping station are the businesses in the Mulgrave Marine Industrial Park, as well as several residences located in the north end of town. Recently, Royal DSM, a major tenant of the town-owned Mulgrave Marine Industrial Park, has commenced the construction of a $30 million expansion to its Mulgrave plant where it produces Omega-3 products. The replacement of the town’s current wastewater pumping station will increase the capacity and reliability of the system and provide the required support for the DSM expansion, as well as future commercial growth opportunities in the community.
The Government of Canada is contributing $200,412 toward the project, through ACOA’s Innovative Communities Fund (ICF).
“This project will not only support the expansion of an existing commercial operation, but also the future needs of the Marine Industrial Park and nearby homes," says Mulgrave Mayor Lorne MacDonald. "The more efficient pumping system will support future business and residential growth, making our community a more attractive place to live and work.”
Mulgrave Marine Industrial Park comprises 28 acres of developed industrial land. It is home to a number of local employers, including the Strait Regional School Board Bus Maintenance Garage, Royal DSM, and Mulgrave Machine Works Ltd.
“Our Government is pleased to support communities in their efforts to address infrastructure needs that help create an improved environment for business expansion and growth," says Peter MacKay, Minister of Justice and Central Nova MP. "As the Regional Minister for Nova Scotia, I’m encouraged by the innovative vision of municipalities like the Town of Mulgrave that are committed to fostering partnerships that contribute to the long-term prosperity of the region.”