August 16, 2016
Investments in Municipal Infrastructure
Over $6.2 Million Available for More Cost-Shared Infrastructure Projects
An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved through the cost-shared Small Communities Fund. The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government is providing over $2 million, and the remainder will be funded by the recipient municipalities.
The announcement was made today (Tuesday, August 16) at the Meadows Community Centre by the Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs.
ï¿½Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation and boosts economic development. This is why the Government of Canada is working in close partnership with provinces, territories and municipalities to ensure we make smart investments that help grow the middle class, promote sustainable development and safeguard public health and safety. By supporting improvements to Newfoundland and Labrador's municipal infrastructure, we are building 21st-century communities and ensuring a high quality of life for generations to come.ï¿½
- The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
The 14 approved projects are in addition to the 28 Small Communities Fund projects, cost-shared between the Federal and Provincial Governments, and the recipient municipalities, which were announced in May of this year (See: www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2016/ma/0520n06.aspx).
ï¿½The majority of projects approved under this installment of the Small Communities Fund are focused on addressing upgrades to local roads in our communities. We are very pleased that our negotiations with the Federal Government earlier this year resulted in changes that allowed these projects to become eligible for funding under this program. These upgrades will go a long way towards improving the quality of life and safety of residents. I offer my sincere thanks to our federal representatives and the municipal leaders who have worked so hard to see these projects come to fruition.ï¿½
- The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs
A list of approved projects can be viewed in the backgrounder below.
One of the recipients of project funding is the Town of Meadows, which will receive about $245,000 in federal and provincial contributions to help fund road improvements in the town.
ï¿½The Town of Meadows is very appreciative of the funding made available through the Provincial and Federal Governments ï¿½ and we are certainly willing to make our contribution in order to complete these important upgrades to Mountainview Road, Brakeï¿½s Lane and Brook Street. Mountainview Road, for example, leads directly to the seniorsï¿½ home in our community, and is well-travelled each and every day. Improvements to this road, and the others, will be of great benefit to all residents and visitors to the region.ï¿½
- Kenneth Marche, Mayor, Town of Meadows
The Small Communities Fund supports priority infrastructure projects in communities across the country with less than 100,000 residents. The approved projects are funded by three levels of government ï¿½ federal, provincial and municipal. To learn more about the Small Communities Fund, visit: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html
- An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved under the cost-shared Small Communities Fund.
- The approved projects are funded by three levels of government, through a federal-provincial agreement signed in March of this year.
- The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government is providing over $2 million, and the remainder will be funded by the recipient municipalities.
- These projects are in addition to the 28 cost-shared Small Communities Fund projects announced earlier this year.
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The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada have announced funding for 14 projects in communities across the province under the Small Communities Fund component of the New Building Canada Plan. The Provincial Government is contributing over $3.5 million and the Federal Government is providing over $2 million for projects which have a total cost of more than $6.2 million. Recipient communities are responsible for the remaining project costs.
Small Communities Fund ï¿½ Round 2
|Community||Project||Federal Funding||Provincial Funding|
|Bryantï¿½s Cove||Point Road re-grading and resurfacing||$213,088||$362,249|
|Channel-Port aux Basques||Road reconstruction and paving on Grand Bay Road and Grand Bay West Road||$168,855||$236,397|
|Come by Chance||Curb and gutter installation||$31,468||$53,496|
|Fortune||Arena floor replacement and installation of some new dasher boards||$418,143||$710,843|
|Garnish||Resurfacing of Little Brook Road and installation of erosion control||$55,291||$93,994|
|Heartï¿½s Delight-Islington||Repaving of North East Side Road, ditch repair and culvert replacement||$126,467||$214,994|
|Humber Arm South||Resurfacing of Bolandï¿½s Road, Bourgeois lane, Hillview Road, Islandview Road and Stricklandï¿½s Road||$97,037||$164,963|
|Lordï¿½s Cove||Paving of Pond Road and installation of culverts and ditches||$120,262||$204,446|
|Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North||Complete replacement of road surface and upgrading of road bed||$104,898||$178,327|
|Meadows||Resurfacing of Mountainview Road, Brakeï¿½s Lane and Brook Street||$90,696||$154,183|
|Red Bay||Paving of gravel roads||$246,390||$418,864|
|St. Vincentï¿½s-St. Stephenï¿½s-Peterï¿½s River||Road widening and culvert installation||$65,007||$110,512|
|Spaniardï¿½s Bay||Seymourï¿½s Road resurfacing and culvert replacement||$186,405||$316,888|
|Trinity Bay North||Replacement of the Catalina Bar Bridge with a new steel bridge||$166,267||$282,654|
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