Metro Vancouver unveiled yesterday a list of the Top Five projects that could be built faster if infrastruc­ture funds announced in the federal budget are quickly released.

Lois Jackson, Metro Vancouver chair, said the projects are “shovel ready.”

“A lot of big pipes, buildings and other works need to be replaced and upgraded as our infrastructure ages and the population grows,” Jackson said.

“Now is the time to invest in infrastructure and create jobs.”

Metro Vancouver’s Top 5 projects are:

1- A regional food and yard waste composting facility Cost: $20 million

2- Upgrades for social housing Cost: $20 million

3- Upgrades and improvements at Annacis Island Wastewater Treatmeet Plant Cost: $31 million

4- Ultraviolet disinfection for drinking water from the Coquitlam Reservoir Cost: $110 million

5- New air emission controls at the region’s Waste to Energy Facility in Burnaby Cost: $40 million