That's one project, $3 billion would fund 3000 such projects more or less. Water, sewer and power all can use the same right of way as the road, so by the time the road is complete all the services are in place. I don't think it's either money or infrastructure that is the problem, I think it's lack of will and lack of focus by too many people sitting around whining while drawing huge salaries, and fretting about sh*t like their pensions 30 years in the future. How much money is being pissed against the wall flying pregnant women out to such places as Yellowknife and Winnipeg?
We spent a million dollars on a water plant for a town of 300 people in southern Alberta. That's just the water plant. That doesn't include the distribution system or the waste water system. Money is the problem. It's hellish expensive to develop up north and we have a 700 billion dollar debt that we are trying to deal with.