Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment

September 1, 2017

Premier Ball Announces over $1.8 Million in Community Infrastructure Investments in Baie Verte - Green Bay Region

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador today announced a series of municipal infrastructure projects for Baie Verte - Green Bay which total over $1.8 million.

Premier Ball made the announcement in the Town of Springdale where he was joined by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte - Green Bay; and Scott Simms, MP for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infastructure and Communities.

Funding for the following communities was announced through the Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund:

  • Springdale is receiving a provincial contribution of $224,000 and a federal contribution of up to $132,000 from the Federal Government for new storm sewer, sewer lines and water lines, as well as upgrades to Orange Lane and Churchill Place.
  • Shoe Cove, Notre Dame Bay, is receiving provincial funding of $85,000 and $50,000 from the Federal Government to upgrades its water treatment system.
  • South Brook, Hall’s Bay, is receiving $90,000 in provincial funding and $53,000 from the Federal Government to retrofit the sewage lift station.
  • Miles Cove is receiving $494,000 in provincial funding for Phase II of its water and sewer project, with the Federal Government contributing up to $291,000.

Premier Ball and Minister Joyce also announced a provincial contribution of $48,000 for street upgrading and paving in the community of La Scie under the new provincial Municipal Capital Works program. Under Budget 2017, $100 million is being invested over three years through the Municipal Capital Works and the Multi-Year Capital Works programs to support the development of municipal infrastructure.

Quotes
“Today’s announcement reflects the value of governments working together and highlights the importance of having well-developed municipal infrastructure. These projects will benefit residents, help create jobs and make communities more attractive places to live and work. Through implementation of The Way Forward, we will continue to leverage all sources of available funding to maximize our provincial investments.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“The investments we are making in these communities will be used to advance local water and wastewater systems and upgrade municipal roads, which are priorities for the residents of this region. We will continue to collaborate with our federal and municipal partners, and together we will work to build communities and improve services for residents and visitors alike.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“Investing in water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the Orange Lane and Churchill Place infrastructure project in Springdale, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame,
On behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“I am very pleased to see infrastructure investments made to Springdale, Miles Cove, Shoe Cove, South Brook, and La Scie. This funding will ensure that the infrastructure upgrades will benefit these communities for years to come. This is an excellent example of what can be achieved through meaningful collaboration with our federal colleagues.”
Brian Warr
MHA for Baie Verte - Green Bay

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2017 09 01                             3:05 p.m.