Housing and Infrastructure Projects
The five-year capital plan that is submitted each year to Aboriginal and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) is derived from past and current SFN membership input, operational concerns and future capital development. The plan identifies all construction projects for Snuneymuxw such as water and waste-water systems, storm systems, road-works, foreshore works, new housing and housing renovations and future building developments, such as new schools, health center and a community wellness center.
The five year capital plan serves as a planning tool and is structured to present a meaningful perspective of Snuneymuxw First Nation’s short-range and long-range needs.
Previous projects include water now supplied by the City of Nanaimo to IR 2 and to IR 4. The North Cedar Improvement District water source disconnected because they could not provide adequate flows for fire suppression nor did they have the necessary capacity to accommodate for future SFN growth. The sanitary force-main line is now installed off-reserve by Frew Road to IR 2 reserve boundary. This will be connected as part of the larger waste-water project that will run from IR 2 to IR 4.
Future projects include imrovements to environmental concerns, SFN community health, future growth, feasibility and sustainability.