Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 06, 2018

Premier Ball Announces Joint Funding for Municipal Infrastructure Projects in the Avalon Region

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined today in Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview by Betty Parsley, MHA for Harbour Main, and Ken McDonald, MP for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities to announce millions of dollars in investments in municipal infrastructure in the Avalon region. The list of projects is provided in the backgrounder below.

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. The projects in the Avalon region represent 12 of 72 projects that the Provincial Government is cost-sharing with the Federal Government and municipal governments under the Small Communities Fund in 2018-19.

The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada are specifically investing $5.88 million in municipal infrastructure projects in the Avalon region through the fund. The funding will contribute to cost-shared projects that improve water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure in communities in the region.

Premier Ball also announced a $138,000 investment in phase one of upgrades to the Conran's Road water main in Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview. This funding is provided through the Budget 2018 commitment of $10.6 million to the provincial Municipal Capital Works Program. Through this funding, the Provincial Government is contributing to quality infrastructure projects in 48 communities.

This initiative 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
“Today’s announcement was a demonstration of what can be accomplished when we all come together to make improvements that benefit residents for the long-term. The significant investments in municipal infrastructure announced today will provide a better quality of life for residents of the Avalon region. Through development of these projects, employment opportunities will be created in many communities, and small businesses and the tourism sector will benefit from developed infrastructure.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“We have worked with communities across the province to move forward with projects that they have indicated are a priority for them. These Small Communities Fund projects will improve access to quality drinking water, enable upgraded road systems, and contribute to safe and sustainable communities in this region.”
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“By investing in wastewater infrastructure and road improvements, the Government of Canada is supporting Canada’s ongoing transition to a clean, sustainable growth economy and creating well-paying middle class jobs. The improvements to these Avalon Peninsula communities’ public infrastructure will ensure residents continue to have modern and reliable wastewater treatment that helps protect the local environment.”
Ken McDonald
Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“Investing in water and wastewater systems is crucial for infrastructure development in our province. It is moving to see significant investments being made through the Small Communities Fund and the Municipal Capital Works Program in the district of Harbour Main. This is a clear indication that both the federal and provincial governments know the importance of clean drinking water and reliable sewer systems. These investments will improve the quality of life and fuel future growth and prosperity in the beautiful and historic district of Harbour Main.”
Betty Parsley, MHA for Harbour Main

“I would like to express on behalf of our citizens what an honor it is to host the Premier, members of caucus, and others in our town. Historic Kavanagh Park represents our first mayor and his dedication to the social wellbeing of others. Making these announcements here shows this government’s commitment to rural communities in this province.”
Mike Doyle
Mayor of Harbour Main-Chapel’s Cove – Lakeview

Learn more
Three Year Municipal Infrastructure Program

thewayforward.gov.nl.ca

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Media contact
Jason Card
Office of the Premier
709-729-3558
jasoncard@gov.nl.ca

Kate Monfette
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-301-0894
kate.monfette@canada.ca

Kristina George
Government Members Office
709-729-5306
kristinageorge@gov.nl.ca

Mike Doyle
Harbour Main-Chapel’s Cove – Lakeview
hmcouncil@eastlink.ca

BACKGROUNDER
Small Communities Fund

$
Community Project Title Total Project Cost Provincial Contribution Federal Contribution
Admirals Beach Water tank upgrade $975,000 $501,056 $294,692
Brigus Farm Road – water and sewer phase 3 $390,000 $200,422 $117,877
Carbonear Mahaney's Lane - water, sewer and street upgrading $270,000 $114,269 $81,607
Colliers Bedlam Pond - water supply and access road phase 1 $325,000 $167,019 $98,231
Conception Bay South Water and sewer upgrades $642,858 $213,774 $194,302
Harbour Grace Kitchen's Hill - Water and sewer system upgrade $1,515,000 $778,563 $457,906
Harbour Grace Noad Street - Water and sewer upgrade $1,110,000 $570,433 $335,495
Placentia Clarke's Pond to Dunville - Water connection phase 1 $800,000 $338,576 $241,798
South River Boone's Road - Water and sewer $765,000 $393,136 $231,220
Spaniard's Bay Brown's Road - upgrading and paving - $330,000 $74,81474,814
Trepassey Lift station upgrades $255,000 $131,045 $77,073
Upper Island Cove Water system improvements $240,000 $123,337 $72,540
Totals$7,617,858 $3,606,444 $2,277,555

2018 08 06                              11:30 a.m.