July 2, 2014
Investing in Communities and Families
$1.2 million Invested in Capital Works Projects in Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune
Residents in the District of Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune will see the completion of a water project and road and sewer upgrades through a $1.2 million cost-shared investment between the province and local communities. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is committed to investing in projects which deliver benefits to residents to support the enhancement of basic services in rural parts of the province.
“This investment of $1.2 million will provide upgrades to local roads as well as the replacement of ground water lines and sewer upgrades. As a government, we continue to heavily invest in infrastructure to ensure that residents and families in communities throughout our province have access to the best services possible.”
- The Honourable Steve Kent, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
Funding for these projects is cost-shared, with the Provincial Government providing 90 per cent and the local communities covering their 10 per cent share.
“This funding will ensure that the necessary upgrades and improvements are completed which will have a positive impact on residents. I would like to thank government for this important funding, and recognize the hard work of town councils for making these projects a reality.”
- Tracey Perry, MHA for Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune
The following is a breakdown of the $1.2 million investment:
- $950,000, St. Alban’s for the replacement of waterlines and the rehabilitation of the sewer lift station; and
- $200,000, Harbour Breton for upgrades to the storm drainage system and asphalt along Main Road North.
In addition, $56,000 was also provided to Hermitage-Sandyville from Budget 2013 for the completion of an advanced drinking water unit.
Budget 2014: Shared Prosperity, Fair Society, Balanced Outlook, allocates $200 million for a three-year program for municipal infrastructure projects.
- $1.2 million is being invested in capital works projects in the District of Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune.
- Funding for these projects is cost-shared, with the Provincial Government providing 90 per cent of the funding and the local communities covering their 10 per cent share.
- Budget 2014 allocates $200 million for a three-year program for municipal infrastructure projects.
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Director of Communications
Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
Constituency Assistant to
Tracey Perry, MHA for Fortune Bay - Cape La Hune
2014 07 02 3:25 p.m.