July 25, 2008
Announced for Infrastructure Improvements in Gaultois and Pool�s Cove
Through the 2008-09 Municipal Capital Works program,
the Town of Gaultois will receive $98,000 for a microwater treatment
plant and the Town of Pool�s Cove will receive $139,990 for upgrading
and paving on Pond Road.
"Our goal remains to strengthen municipal
infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador," said the
Honourable Dave Denine, Minister of Municipal Affairs. "Efficient
municipal infrastructure leads to improved services and as a result,
improved quality of life for residents."
The Municipal Capital Works (MCW) program fosters the
development of cost-shared projects in a wide range of municipal
infrastructure, including water and waste-water treatment, roads,
recreational facilities and fire equipment.
"I am very pleased that these important projects are
being funded," said Tracey Perry, MHA, Gaultois. "This part of rural
Newfoundland and Labrador is growing and investments such as these will
ensure that residents and industry have access to infrastructure that
will improve our quality of life and our ability to continue to grow."
Through the 2008-09 MCW program, $61.2 million will be
spent on many infrastructure improvement projects province-wide. Under
the program, the Provincial Government will contribute $32.4 million;
the Federal Government will contribute $12 million and the
municipalities will contribute $14.1 million. Towns will also utilize
the federal GST rebate as part of the capital cost.
Recently, improvements to the cost-share ratios for
municipalities were announced. Under the new arrangement, towns with
populations under 3,000 now have to contribute only 10 per cent toward
the cost of capital infrastructure. Towns with populations between 3,000
and 7,000 contribute 20 per cent and the largest cities and towns with
populations over 7,000 contribute 30 per cent.
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Director of Communications
Department of Municipal Affairs
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