Municipal Affairs and Environment
September 10, 2018

Over $7.3 Million Being Invested in Municipal Infrastructure in Central Region

The Provincial Government today announced $7.3 million in total project values to support municipal infrastructure in 13 communities for the districts of Lewisporte - Twillingate, Fogo Island - Cape Freels, Baie Verte - Green Bay, Exploits, Grand Falls-Windsor - Buchans, and Gander.

Derek Bennett, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and MHA for Lewisporte - Twillingate made the announcement today in the Town of Campbellton on behalf of the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment. MHA Bennett was joined by Scott Simms, MP for Coast of Bays-–Central–Notre Dame; and Maisie Clark, Mayor of Campbellton. The Provincial Government is contributing over $3.4 million towards these projects, and the Federal Government is contributing over $2.1 million. The municipalities involved will provide more than $990,000. The list of projects is provided in the backgrounder below.

These projects represent 16 of 72 projects that the Provincial Government is cost-sharing with the federal and municipal governments under the Small Communities Fund in 2018-19. Through Budget 2018, the Provincial Government provided $18.8 million to leverage an additional $12.7 million in federal funds from the Small Communities Fund. This will result in total project values of approximately $42.9 million.

The Provincial Government is contributing over $611,000 to Campbellton for the completion of a transmission main. This project is valued at approximately $1.2 million and will contribute to ensuring residents have access to high quality drinking water.

This initiative delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation, enhance efficiency, and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents. The Way Forward outlines all actions the Provincial Government is taking to achieve a strong, diversified province with a high standard of living, and can be viewed at thewayforward.gov.nl.ca

Quotes
“The Provincial Government is committed to providing quality and sustainable infrastructure for residents. We continue to work with our federal and municipal partners to prioritize safe and clean drinking water and to build quality roads and strong communities.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“I was pleased to announce funding today to help meet infrastructure demands in my district of Lewisporte—Twillingate as well as many communities throughout the central region. These municipal projects will support residents and businesses for many years to come.”
Derek Bennett
Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Children, Seniors and Social Development and MHA for Lewisporte - Twillingate

“The Town of Campbellton is pleased to be working with the federal and provincial governments to improve our community’s infrastructure and provide clean drinking water for our residents.”
Maisie Clark
Mayor of Campbellton

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Learn More

Budget 2018 – Safe and Sustainable Communities: www.budget.gov.nl.ca/budget2018/highlights/sustainable_communities.pdfPDF icon

The Way Forward: thewayforward.gov.nl.ca

Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nl-eng.html External link

Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.htmlExternal link


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

Kate Monfette
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-301-0894
kate.monfette@canada.ca

Maisie Clark
Town of Campbellton
709-261-2300

BACKGROUNDER
Small Communities Fund – Central Region

Location

Project Name

Total Project Costs

Provincial Funding

Federal Funding

Appleton

Jacketing Pipeline Across Q.E Bridge

$100,000

$51,390

$30,225

Baie Verte

2018 Sewage Treatment at Newtown Site

$795,000

$408,554

$240,287

Bishop’s Falls

Newtown Road Booster Pump System Upgrade

$210,000

$88,876

$63,472

Bishop’s Falls

Riverside Drive Paving Project

$360,000

$81,615

$81,615

Botwood

Confederation Place - Water, Sewer, and Road

$650,000

$334,038

$196,461

Botwood

Septic Tank - Circular Rd Outflow Project

$175,000

$89,933

$52,893

Botwood

Fernwood Drive Sanitary Sewer

$480,000

$246,674

$145,079

Brighton

Sanitary Sewer and Septic Tank - Cobbler Tickle

$350,000

$179,866

$105,787

Campbellton

Completion of Transmission Main

$1,189,841

$611,463

$359,627

Grand Falls-Windsor

Lincoln Road Phase II

$1,000,000

$332,537

$302,248

Harbour Breton

Chlorine Booster Station

$590,000

$303,204

$178,326

Herring Neck

Water Infrastructure Upgrades

$135,000

$69,378

$40,803

Norris Arm

Sewage Lift Station Retrofit

$275,000

$141,324

$83,118

Pleasantview

Water System Upgrade

$60,000

$30,834

$18,135

Shoe Cove (Notre Dame Bay)

Water Treatment Upgrades Phase 2

$135,000

$69,378

$40,803

Stoneville

Watermain Installation Phase 4

$845,000

$434,248

$255,400

Totals:

 

$7,349,841

$3,473,312

$2,194,279

2018 09 10                              12:15 p.m.