Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment
September 18, 2017

Provincial Government to Invest $1.7 Million in Infrastructure for Communities in Humber - Gros Morne Region

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced approximately $1.7 million in provincial funding is being allocated for municipal infrastructure projects in Humber - Gros Morne. Premier Ball was joined for the announcement in Deer Lake by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment.

Funding for the following communities was announced through the Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund:

  • Deer Lake is receiving a provincial contribution of $586,000, a federal contribution of up to $418,000; with a municipal share of $251,000 for the rehabilitation of Fourth Avenue. This will include upgrades to the water and wastewater systems, as well as upgrades to alleviate flooding in the area;
  • Daniel’s Harbour is receiving provincial funding of $184,000, federal funding in the amount of up to $108,000, with a municipal share of approximately $33,000 to be used for a pump house extension; and
  • Woody Point has been allocated $139,000 in provincial funding; up to $82,000 in federal funding, with a municipal share of approximately $25,000 for upgrades to the Woody Point Lift Station.

As well, a contribution of $787,000 was announced under the new provincial Municipal Capital Works program, which invests $100 million over three years to support the development of municipal infrastructure:

  • The Town of Jackson’s Arm will receive a provincial allocation of $384,000 for wastewater upgrades, with a municipal share of $43,000. The community will also receive $98,000 for water and sewer system studies with a municipal share of $11,000; and
  • The Town of Cow Head will also undertake upgrades to its wastewater system through a provincial contribution of $305,000 and a municipal cost-share of $34,000.

“Our government’s vision for The Way Forward includes a commitment to leverage federal funding and maximize provincial investments in municipal infrastructure. The contributions that our government is making to this region will contribute to creating employment opportunities, and build sustainable communities for residents and businesses.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“The provincial, federal and municipal governments are working together to build strong, communities. We are investing in municipal infrastructure that supports quality local water and wastewater systems. We are proud to contribute and support projects that residents and municipal governments have prioritized.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

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