Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment

August 10, 2018

Premier Ball Announces Over $14 Million in Joint Funding for
Infrastructure on the West Coast

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced over $14 million in joint federal-provincial-municipal funding through the Small Communities Fund to support 20 infrastructure projects on the west coast of the island. Premier Ball was joined at the announcement by the Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation and MHA for St. Barbe - L'Anse aux Meadows, Gudie Hutchings, MP for Long Range Mountains, John Finn, MHA for Stephenville - Port au Port, Scott Reid, MHA for St. George’s - Humber and Joseph Reid, Mayor of Norris Point.

The Provincial Government is contributing over $6.9 million towards these projects, and the Federal Government is contributing over $4.2 million. The municipalities involved will provide more than $1.5 million.

One project will see the province provide more than $1.1 million to Norris Point for Phase 3 water main upgrades at Main Street. This project is valued at over $2 million and will contribute to ensuring residents have access to high quality drinking water.

The complete list of projects announced today is provided in the backgrounder below. These are part of the 72 projects that that 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.

This support for municipal infrastructure delivers on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation 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
“Through investments in projects that are important to residents, our government is continuing to build strong communities and creating new business opportunities. Through The Way Forward, it is important that we continue to focus on improving municipal infrastructure which in turn results in a better quality of life for people of the western region.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Our government has been working hard to build municipal infrastructure and support projects that are priorities for residents of our communities. The projects we are investing in through the Small Communities Fund contribute to improvements in drinking water, better roads, and sustainable communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“These vital investments in Newfoundland and Labrador’s water infrastructure reflect the Government of Canada’s commitment to building sustainable communities that meet people’s needs now, and into the future. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health, while paving the way for economic development that creates good jobs and strengthens the middle class.”
Gudie Hutchings
Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“We are pleased to be receiving funding for Phase 3 of our water main project. This funding helps us provide a better quality of service to our residents, businesses, hospital and the expanding tourism industry. Without partnerships with the Federal and Provincial Governments, our small town would not be able to complete these improvements to our infrastructure, for that we are very grateful.”
Joseph Reid<
Mayor of Norris Point

Learn More
Investing in Canada: Canada’s Long-Term Infrastructure Plan external link icon

Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador external link icon

The Way Forward

Atlantic Growth Strategy external link icon

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Media contacts
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
michellecannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

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

Jennifer Samms
Town of Norris Point
709-458-2896
info@norrispoint.ca

BACKGROUNDER
Small Communities Fund – Western Region

Community

Project Title

Total Project Costs

Provincial Contribution

Bay St. George South (Jeffreys)

New Artesian Well & Associated Work

$145,000

$74,516

Bay St. George South (Jeffreys)

Water Distribution System Upgrades

$780,000

$400,845

Burgeo

Water Main Replacement, Phase 3

$525,483

$270,047

Channel-Port aux Basques

Bruce II Complex - Dehumidification Unit Replacement and Roofing System Upgrades

$258,240

$70,254

Channel-Port aux Basques

Taylor's Lane/Anderson's Lane Storm Sewer Replacement and Reconstruction

$333,291

$141,055

Cow Head

Storm Surge Disaster Mitigation

$245,000

$125,906

Deer Lake

High Street Water, Sewer & Storm Upgrade- Phase 1

$1,500,000

$634,830

Fox Roost-Margaree

Water Supply Improvements

$72,739

$37,381

Hughes Brook

Chlorination/Pumphouse Building

$675,000

$346,885

Irishtown-Summerside

Water System Intake Upgrades Phase 1A

$245,000

$125,906

Isle aux Morts

Water Main Replacement, Phase 2

$250,000

$128,476

Kippens

McCarthy's Lane Storm Sewer

$890,000

$457,374

Lark Harbour

Proposed Water and Sewer, Phase 4

$1,500,000

$770,855

Mainland

Water System Improvements Phase 4

$255,000

$131,045

Norris Point

Main Street Watermain Upgrade - Phase 3

$2,180,000.00

$1,120,309

Port Saunders

Water Storage Tank Replacement

$1,610,000

$827,384

Ramea

Town of Ramea Water and Sanitary Sewer Upgrades

$250,000

$128,476

Stephenville

Maple Street Reconstruction

$1,150,000

$486,703

Stephenville Crossing

Seal Cove Road Water, Sewer & Road Upgrade, Phase 1

$500,000

$256,952

Trout River

Main Street Water & Sewer Upgrade

$750,000

$385,427

Totals

 

$14,114,753

6,920,626

2018 08 10                              2:25 p.m.