Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 14, 2017

Provincial Government Announces Funding for New Municipal Depot in Channel-Port aux Basques

Today, the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, joined the Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Justice and Public Safety and MHA for Burgeo-La Poile, in announcing approximately $2.6 million in funding for a new municipal depot in Channel-Port aux Basques under the Municipal Capital Works program.

The project will be cost-shared with the Provincial Government contributing over $1.5 million and the remaining share to be covered by the municipality. The new municipal depot will be located on Hopedale Avenue in the town’s industrial park. The state-of-the-art facility will address staffing, operations and site requirements for long-term planning.

Through Budget 2017, the Provincial Government announced that $100 million would be invested in a new three-year program to support the development of municipal infrastructure.

“Our government is proud to assist municipalities such as Channel-Port aux Basques by supporting high quality infrastructure that contributes to growth and development. This new municipal depot in their industrial park will assist in the town’s long-term planning as they continue to develop economic opportunities for residents in the area.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“I am pleased to see our government investing in this much needed infrastructure in the Town of Channel-Port aux Basques. The new depot will aid the town in its downtown initiative by creating a green space at the site of the old building and lead to beautification of our downtown area. The new site will also help alleviate traffic congestion for the town’s fleet of vehicles and provide a more appropriate workspace for town workers.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Justice and Public Safety and MHA for Burgeo - La Poile

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Honourable Andrew Parsons, MHA for Burgeo-La Poile

2017 08 14                                                    1:30 p.m.