Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment
October 4, 2017

Provincial Government Invests In Infrastructure Projects in Millertown

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined today by the Honourable Al Hawkins, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Grand-Falls – Buchans, to announce over $263,000 in provincial funding for municipal infrastructure projects in Millertown. The overall investment in the projects, which also includes federal and municipal support, is $463,000.

Under the Small Communities Fund, the Provincial Government is contributing over $194,000 to be used to install a water treatment system and to construct a chlorination building. The Federal Government will contribute up to $114,000 to the project, and the municipal share will be approximately $34,000.

In addition, the Provincial Government will provide over $69,000 to upgrade the sewage pumping station in the community. The federal contribution will be approximately $40,000 and the town will contribute the remaining cost of over $12,000.

Approximately $29.3 million has been allocated for 77 projects under the Small Communities Fund for municipal infrastructure projects. The provincial share in these projects will be $17.4 million, and the federal share is $11.9 million.

“Expanding investments in municipal infrastructure is a priority of our government. Leveraging federal funding and fostering positive working relationships with our federal partners reflects our vision for The Way Forward, and it will contribute to economic benefits for communities and residents”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Providing investments to support quality water and wastewater projects such as the one announced today is a priority for the Provincial Government. We continue to work to build safe and sustainable communities and the residents of Millertown will greatly benefit from clean and safe drinking water and wastewater systems.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“This funding will improve vital infrastructure in the town of Millertown. Helping communities complete quality water and wastewater projects are priorities for our government, and will improve the life of local residents.”
Honourable Al Hawkins
Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Grand Falls-Windsor – Buchans

“Our government has made unprecedented commitments to support public infrastructure across Canada. By working in partnership with every order of government, we will target smart infrastructure investments to produce long term prosperity and strengthen communities. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in these 77 infrastructure projects, which will have a positive and lasting impact on the quality of life for Newfoundlanders and Labradorians for years to come.”
Scott Simms
Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame

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