Tourism infrastructure investment of $1.1 million in Fundy-St. Martins
ST. MARTINS (GNB) – Provincial and federal officials announced a combined $1.1 million investment today for the revitalization of the community lighthouse visitor information centre and the construction of an amphitheatre in Fundy-St. Martins.
“Investing in key tourism infrastructure for Fundy-St. Martins will support a positive visitor experience and tourism growth,” said Tourism, Heritage, and Culture Minister Tammy Scott-Wallace “We have already made significant investments in the region with the completion of the Vaughan Creek Covered Bridge and the Fundy Connector Road and with today’s announcement, the community will be better positioned to welcome and direct visitors.”
Scott-Wallace spoke on behalf of Réjean Savoie, minister responsible for the Regional Development Corporation.
These enhancements will address traffic safety issues and improve accessibility in the area.
“I am so pleased that our government, through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) is working together with Fundy-St. Martins to build a new amphitheatre and improve local attractions that promote inclusiveness and accessibility,” said Saint John-Rothesay MP Wayne Long. “This community has so much beauty and so many activities to offer visitors, today’s investment will help the region maximize its full potential and seize opportunities, bringing economic benefits for years to come.”
Long attended for federal Rural Economic Development Minister Gudie Hutchings, who is also minister responsible for ACOA.
The provincial government is investing $480,000 through the Regional Development Corporation and the federal government is contributing $620,000 through ACOA.
“Tourism is growing in the Fundy-St. Martins region, and it is projects like this that will allow us to continue to deliver a Grade A experience for our visitors,” said Mayor James (Jim) Bedford.