July 8, 2004
(Municipal and Provincial Affairs)
Capital works projects announced for the districts of Bay of Islands, Carbonear-Harbour Grace, Burgeo and La Poile, Bellevue, and Grand Bank
Municipal and Provincial Affairs Minister Jack Byrne announced today the details of municipal infrastructure projects proposed for the districts of Bay of Islands, Carbonear-Harbour Grace, Burgeo and La Poile, Bellevue, and Grand Bank.
"These projects fall under the Canada/Newfoundland Infrastructure Program and the Municipal Capital Works Program," said the Minister. "Funding is being committed for mostly water treatment, water and sewer servicing, waste management, paving and fire fighting."
The District of Carbonear-Harbour Grace will see a sewer lagoon to service Victoria for $1,400,000. This project is proposed under the Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Infrastructure Program.
The District of Burgeo and La Poile has been approved for reverse osmosis in relation to the pH adjustment system for Burnt Islands valued at $35,000. Channel-Port aux Basques will receive $288,683 in funding for separate storm/sanitary lines for Legallais Street and additional $59,340 in funding for the Rat Island Cove project. These projects are approved under the Municipal Capital Works Program. Additional funding for chlorination and charcoal filter equipment for Diamond Coveís new water filter system has been proposed under the Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Infrastructure Program and is valued at $60,000.
In the District of Bellevue, Normanís Cove-Long Cove have been approved for a water supply system valued at $1,390,600 under the Municipal Capital Works Program. Sunnyside will complete servicing of School Lane at a cost of $136,000.
In the District of Bay of Islands, $96,000 has been proposed under the Canada/Newfoundland and Labrador Infrastructure Program for phase two for water and sewer services for Irishtown-Summerside. Under the Municipal Capital Works Program, $20,000 has been allocated to install a blasted rock levee and overflow pipe also in Irishtown-Summerside.
In the District of Grand Bank, $21,500 has been allocated for a regional water system study in the Town of Grand Bank. This project is approved under the Municipal Capital Works Program.
Government recognizes that investments in infrastructure are also investments in the future of rural Newfoundland and Labrador. Solid infrastructure throughout the province is an integral part of this governmentís economic growth agenda. The total value of all work to be completed in 2004 is approximately $100 million. These projects will have an immediate positive economic impact, while laying the foundation for future growth and rural development.
Minister Byrne says he is pleased to be able to help these municipalities afford significant projects which will provide better services to their residents. "These cost-shared projects will go a long way in improving the quality of life for the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador."
Media contact: Vanessa Colman-Sadd, Communications, (709) 729-1983
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