Lake Country will receive $250,000 of the $3.7 million Canada Gas Tax Fund which is being provided to 22 communities throughout British Columbia to support long-term infrastructure planning.
Lake Country will use the money to create an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP).
The suitability plan is defined as a holistic plan that encompasses environmental sustainability, economic development, social and cultural aspects of the community to address infrastructure planning, growth management, energy planning, reduction of greenhouse gas emissions and quality of life for the desired future of the community.
Integrated community sustainability planning is about working together through full community involvement and engagement to achieve plans for current and future residents.
By completing this ISCP, Lake Country aims to improve the quality of life in the community, including ecological, cultural, institutional, social and economic development components without leaving a burden on future generations.
“Receiving funding that will help ensure the long-term planning of integrated, sustainable use of all municipal resources and functions is a great benefit for our community” said Lake Country Mayor Jim Baker.