The Town of Sussex has secured $37,000 Environmental Trust Fund funding for the development of the Town’s Climate Change Adaptation Plan estimated at $50,000.
Both the Town of Sussex and Village of Sussex Corner have met since January 25th, 2019 flood event and have discussed a joint effort to be launched in February 2019 looking at a Joint Flood Mitigation Master Plan assessment in our communities. Both Sussex and Sussex Corner have formed a “Flood Mitigation Master Plan Task Force” to explore and refine options to address overland / surface water flooding, if and where possible, and to develop a new Flood Master Plan for both communities, jointly.
Aging infrastructure, including roads, buildings and bridges, competing priorities, limited budgets. These are some of the challenges municipalities like the Town of Sussex face in making infrastructure decisions today.
Communities across Canada are facing the effects of climate change. While the effects differ for many communities Sussex has dealt first hand with many of these events. Some examples are shorter and warmer winters, river erosion, flooding and damage to infrastructure. Repercussions will cost municipalities and their communities funding dollars and the implementation of adaptation and mitigation measures in and for communities seem inevitable today. Municipal Governments such as the Town of Sussex have a leading role to play in climate protection.