Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
August 3, 2015
Responsible Investments to Strengthen Communities
Provincial Government Announces Over $14.4 Million in Capital Works Projects Throughout Eastern Region
The Provincial Government continues to support the development of infrastructure to benefit communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. As part of this ongoing support, today the Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs, announced over $14.4 million for municipal capital works projects in the eastern region.
“Our government continues to invest responsibly in infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. It is important that we provide funding to assist communities so they can provide quality services to their residents. Today’s investment demonstrates our commitment to making strategic, responsible investments in our towns and communities while also stimulating the economy.”
- The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
The Municipal Capital Works program fosters the development of cost-shared projects in a wide range of municipal infrastructure areas. Typical projects include water and wastewater treatment, roads, recreational facilities and various community initiatives. In the eastern region, approximately 55 per cent of the approved projects are water related.
“The eastern region of the province has experienced tremendous growth over the past number of years and these municipal capital works investments will assist with meeting the needs for improved and expanded infrastructure. The funding is enabling our municipalities to fund their priority projects to secure, develop and improve infrastructure and support long-term growth and sustainability. Strong communities with quality services and sound infrastructure are important to increasing the province’s population and align with our Population Growth Strategy.”
- Minister Hutchings
The 2015 Municipal Capital Works program investment builds on the new community sustainability partnership announced through Budget 2015, which provided an additional $46 million over the next three years to communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. These additional revenues to municipalities can be utilized to assist with financing municipal capital works projects.
“Today’s announcement provides the necessary funding to allow important improvements to local roads here in the Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove. As Mayor, I thank the Provincial Government on behalf of council and residents for their investment in our community and look forward to working with them to see further road improvements.”
- Nat Hutchings, Mayor of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
Since 2008, the Provincial Government has approved in excess of $800 million in municipal capital works projects resulting in improved municipal infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. When federal and municipal contributions are included the total investment is in excess of $1.3 billion.
A list of the projects that have been approved in the eastern region through the 2015 Municipal Capital Works program is included in the below backgrounder.
- Over $14.4 million is being invested in capital works projects throughout the eastern region of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Typical capital works projects include water and wastewater treatment, roads, recreational facilities and various community initiatives.
- Since 2008, the Provincial Government has approved in excess of $800 million in municipal capital works projects resulting in improved municipal infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.
- Strong communities with quality services and sound infrastructure are important to increasing the province’s population and align with our Population Growth Strategy.
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Director of Communications
Department of Municipal and
Mayor of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove
Municipal Infrastructure Funding for Eastern Region
|Aquaforte||Pump house construction/chlorination system||$205,617|
|Arnold’s Cove||Water and sewer/road upgrades - Bar Haven Heights||$400,000|
|Bauline||Town hall and community centre||$113,636|
|Bonavista||Water tank upgrading/replacement||$1,250,000|
|Bryant's Cove||Road upgrading and paving - Point Road||$232,510|
|Burin||Lift station upgrades||$666,029|
|Deep Bight||Water system study/upgrades||$179,770|
|Elliston||Upgrade pumping system/leak detection||$11,316|
|Elliston||Pump house upgrades||$157,429|
|Fermeuse||Industrial water supply upgrade -Phase 1||$500,000|
|Ferryland||Road upgrading - Quarry Road||$443,436|
|Fortune||New arena ice surface – engineering design||$40,000|
|Paving --Lower Springhill Road, Legion Road, Forsey Road, Collier Place, Lower Temple Street, Lafosse Lane||$309,706|
|Water and sewer replacement - Lake Street and Elford Street||$35,264|
|Frenchman's Cove||Community centre roof replacement||$111,348|
|Freshwater||Arsenic removal system - engineering design||$20,000|
|Garnish||Water & sewer - Little Brook||$507,989|
|George’s Brook-Milton||Water supply upgrades - phase 1||$400,000|
|Georgetown||New well/well house||$244,745|
|Grand Bank||Water reservoir dam repairs||$407,000|
|Road upgrading and paving||$438,489|
|Hickman’s Harbour-Robinson Bight||Water supply/distribution system study||$50,000|
|Lamaline||Advanced drinking water unit||$375,000|
|Lewin’s Cove||Septic tanks/Access Road to outfalls - engineering design||$30,000|
|Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove||Culvert replacement program||$581,275|
|Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights.||Water treatment plant (funding to supplement existing Building Canada Fund project)||$111,5657|
|Marysvale||Water line systems upgrading||$153,313|
|Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove||Road upgrading Cribbies Road and Skinner's Hill||$580,419|
|Random Sound West||Water supply study||$22,616|
|Rushoon||Water main upgrades||$96,000|
|Salmon Cove||Water and sewer - Main Street||$257,185|
|South River||Gabion retaining structure - Salmon Cove Road||$95,989|
|Spaniard's Bay||Road upgrading and paving -New Harbour Road - phase 2||$581,276|
|Sunnyside||Hydrogen peroxide water treatment plant||$338,100|
|St. Lawrence||Water and sewer - Laurentain Avenue - phase 4||$338,501|
|St. Shott’s||Road paving||$232,510|
|Thornlea||Water intake and infiltration system||$285,415|
|Trinity||Town hall/community centre||$632,500|
|Upper Island Cove||Road upgrading - Noel's Road||$323,131|
|Wabana||West dam water supply - phase 4||$500,000|
|Road Upgrading – local roads||$300,000|
|Whitbourne||Water main upgrade - Main Street||$88,667|
|Witless Bay||Road reconstruction - Track Road -phase 2||$770,000|
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