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Surrey City Council Continues Focus on Job Creation within Local Construction Sector

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April 21, 2020

Surrey, BC – At last night’s Regular Council – Land Use Meeting, Surrey City Council granted Final Adoption to projects that have a combined total construction of over $55M that will create approximately 550 new jobs.

“While we all have to do our part to prevent the spread of COVID-19, it is equally important to find ways to keep our local construction sector going that is so critical in creating so many meaningful and essential jobs,” said Mayor Doug McCallum. “Surrey City Council has made it a priority to ensure there is an environment for our builders and developers to carry through with their projects. Most importantly by doing so, we are making sure that projects are not only design ready, but shovel ready as soon as possible in order for people to have access to the well-paid and skilled jobs created through the construction sector.”

The total cost of the construction projects given Final Adoption, which include single family homes and a 6-story rental apartment building is $55,201,000.

 

Media inquiries:

Oliver Lum
Communications Manager
Office of the Mayor
City of Surrey
604-591-4519
owlum@surrey.ca