Municipal Affairs and Environment
October 6, 2017

Provincial Government Supporting Infrastructure in Happy Valley-Goose Bay

The Provincial Government announced today that it is contributing over $220,000 to upgrade the wastewater and sewer systems in the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay. The total value of the projects which also include federal and municipal components is approximately $620,000.

Funding is being provided for four projects, including upgrading sewage lift stations #1 and #7, improving storm drainage, and replacing a hospital pressure-reducing valve. The Provincial Government share for these projects is over $222,000, the federal share is up to $203,000 and the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay will contribute $197,000.

These projects are part of 77 projects that have been allocated funding under the Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund. Provincial and federal governments recently announced approximately $29.3 million has been allocated under the fund for municipal infrastructure projects. The provincial share in these projects is $17.4 million, and the federal share is up to $11.9 million.

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“Residents continue to express to our government that improvements to infrastructure are the types of projects that are important to them and their communities. We continue to prioritize water and wastewater systems throughout our province. We are pleased to contribute over $222,000 to assist the Town of Happy Valley-Goose Bay in upgrading their sewage lift stations, improving storm drainage and replacing the hospital pressure reducing valve.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“I am pleased to see the federal, provincial and municipal governments working together to help municipalities like Happy Valley-Goose Bay meet infrastructure demands through the Small Communities Fund. These infrastructure improvements will benefit the residents of Happy Valley-Goose Bay for many years to come.”
Honourable Perry Trimper
MHA for Lake Melville

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

Kristina George
Government Members Office
709-729-5036
kristinageorge@gov.nl.ca

2017 10 06                              10:55 a.m.