Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment

September 1, 2017

Premier Ball Announces Funding for Infrastructure Investments in Badger

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, announced that approximately $230,000 in cost-shared funding between the Provincial Government and the Town of Badger is being invested in a water and wastewater infrastructure project in the community.

Premier Ball was joined for the announcement at the Badger Town Hall by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, and the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans.

Of the $230,000 investment, the Provincial Government is contributing approximately $187,000 in funding for the water and wastewater system, which is being allocated under the Municipal Capital Works program for municipal projects.

Through Budget 2017, the Provincial Government announced that $100 million would be invested in a new three-year program to support the development of municipal infrastructure. In addition to this Municipal Capital Works program funding, as committed in The Way Forward, the Provincial Government will continue to leverage federal funding by providing $35 million over the next two years to allow an investment of $60 million through the federal Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund.

Quotes
“Our government is committed to supporting the success of municipalities, and responding to infrastructure needs throughout the province. We will continue to work with our federal and municipal partners to contribute to maintaining safe and sustainable communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“This important investment is an example of how the Provincial Government is enabling municipalities to deliver strong municipal services and meet infrastructure needs. This funding will support upgrades to the Town of Badger’s water and wastewater systems and continue to provide quality service to its residents.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“I am pleased to see this announcement taking place in Badger today. This joint funding will greatly improve vital infrastructure and will improve community life for the residents of Badger.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans

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Learn More
Capital Works Funding: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/capital_works/cwfunding.html#p3

Provincial 2017-2018 Municipal Capital Works and Cost-Shared Funding Programs: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/capital_works/proposed.html 

Multi-Year Municipal Infrastructure Plan: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/pdf/Multi-Year_Municipal_Infrastructure_Plan.pdf

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Media contacts
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
michellecannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Chad Budgell
Constituent Assistant to the
Honourable Al Hawkins,
MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans
709-489-3409
chadbudgell@gov.nl.ca

2017 09 01                             12:50 p.m.