Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 23, 2018

Municipalities and Inuit Community Governments Allocated $16.4 Million Installment of Federal Gas Tax Fund

This month, the Federal Government delivered the first of two $16.4 million annual installments of the federal Gas Tax Fund to Newfoundland and Labrador. In total, the province has been allocated over $32.8 million for 275 communities this year through the fund, which include drinking water and waste water systems, culture and tourism infrastructure, and disaster mitigation projects.

The Gas Tax Fund is a long-term, indexed source of funding that supports local infrastructure projects across the province each year. Some examples of these projects include:

  • Burnt Islands will replace old water culverts as part of an emergency preparedness project to prevent future flooding and protect the local environment;
  • Heart’s Content will upgrade parking facilities at the heritage lighthouse to better accommodate a growing tourism industry;
  • Mount Moriah will enlarge Corner Brook’s water system to provide clean drinking water to residents and businesses; and
  • Cartwright is upgrading its wastewater lift station to keep the local environment and waterways clean.

A full list of projects are enclosed in the backgrounder.

Since the program was introduced in 2005, Newfoundland and Labrador has been allocated in excess of $358.9 million from the federal Gas Tax Fund. More than $250 million has been allocated to municipalities and Inuit Community Governments for municipal infrastructure priorities. Another $106.7 million has been allocated to the Provincial Waste Management Strategy and in excess of $2.2 million has been allocated to regional water and wastewater projects. This funding flows to municipalities, Inuit Community Governments and Regional Service Boards through the provincial government.

Quotes
"Through Federal-Provincial cooperation we are continuing to enhance infrastructure, and ensure safe and sustainable communities across Newfoundland and Labrador. We are pleased to see residents of municipalities and Inuit Community Governments continue to benefit from this fund. We look forward to accessing further federal support in future to advance even more projects in communities in our province."
Honourable Andrew Parsons
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“Local governments know best what their communities need, and the Government of Canada is proud to deliver stable, long-term funding that they count on to develop and maintain their public infrastructure. By investing in our communities, the Government of Canada is promoting economic growth and environmental sustainability, strengthening the middle class and helping ensure all Canadians have access to the opportunities they need to succeed.”
Honourable Francois-Philippe Champagne
Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

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Learn More

The federal Gas Tax Fund in Newfoundland and Labrador: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/for/gta.html

Investing in Canada, Canada’s long-term infrastructure plan: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html  External Link Icon

Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador:
The federal Gas Tax Fund: www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html External Link Icon
The Way Forward

Budget 2018: Building for Our Future – Safe and Sustainable Communities PDF Icon

Media contacts
Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-2575, 725-4321
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
brook.simpson@canada.ca

BACKGROUNDER

Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2018-19 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations

This Government of Canada has delivered the first of two annual $16.4 million federal Gas Tax Fund installments to Newfoundland and Labrador. The funding will flow through the provincial government to 270 municipalities and five Inuit Community Governments on a per capita basis. In total, the fund will provide over $32.8 million this year for local infrastructure projects.

Since the fund’s launch, Newfoundland and Labrador communities have been allocated over $358.9 million.

2018-19 GTF allocations per community[1]

Ultimate Recipient

Allocation 2018-19

Admirals Beach

$15,264

Anchor Point

$22,992

Appleton

$36,215

Aquaforte

$12,137

Arnold’s Cove

$52,654

Avondale

$36,840

Badger

$43,854

Baie Verte

$69,630

Baine Harbour

$14,549

Bauline

$26,164

Bay Bulls

$65,743

Bay de Verde

$26,208

Bay L’Argent

$21,160

Bay Roberts

$268,332

Baytona

$20,222

Beachside

$15,130

Bellburns

$11,199

Belleoram

$26,700

Birchy Bay

$33,713

Bird Cove

$16,559

Bishop’s Cove

$20,714

Bishop’s Falls

$157,679

Bonavista

$168,758

Botwood

$142,803

Branch

$19,463

Brent’s Cove

$16,515

Brighton

$16,068

Brigus

$41,933

Bryant’s Cove

$26,119

Buchans

$39,521

Burgeo

$73,829

Burin

$116,714

Burlington

$24,019

Burnt Islands

$37,510

Campbellton

$31,658

Cape Broyle

$31,033

Cape St. George

$50,823

Carbonear

$220,131

Carmanville

$41,352

Cartwright

$30,944

Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

$60,293

Chance Cove

$21,026

Change Islands

$19,910

Channel-Port aux Basques

$194,712

Chapel Arm

$29,335

Charlottetown (Labrador)

$22,188

Clarenville

$278,071

Clarke's Beach

$70,791

Coachman’s Cove

$12,539

Colinet

$13,343

Colliers

$37,510

Come By Chance

$19,463

Comfort Cove-Newstead

$28,576

Conception Bay South

$1,118,445

Conception Harbour

$39,565

Conche

$16,515

Cook’s Harbour

$16,291

Cormack

$35,456

Corner Brook

$896,781

Cottlesville

$20,580

Cow Head

$29,648

Cox’s Cove

$37,913

Crow Head

$17,497

Cupids

$42,424

Daniel’s Harbour

$20,267

Deer Lake

$231,567

Dover

$38,493

   

Eastport

$29,961

Elliston

$23,483

Embree

$39,297

Englee

$34,473

English Harbour East

$14,996

Fermeuse

$22,858

Ferryland

$29,201

Flatrock

$73,516

Fleur de Lys

$20,267

Flower's Cove

$22,188

Fogo Island

$115,419

Forteau

$27,593

Fortune

$72,846

Fox Cove-Mortier

$23,305

Fox Harbour

$20,490

Frenchman’s Cove

$16,112

Gallants

$11,065

Gambo

$97,059

Gander

$502,236

Garnish

$32,775

Gaskiers Point La Haye

$18,837

Gaultois

$16,425

Gillams

$26,610

Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook

$19,954

Glenwood

$43,765

Glovertown

$103,223

Goose Cove East

$17,855

Grand Bank

$116,312

Grand Falls-Windsor

$621,556

Grand Le Pierre

$20,044

Greenspond

$22,054

Hampden

$28,844

Hant’s Harbour

$23,885

Happy Adventure

$18,212

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

$345,794

Harbour Breton

$84,863

Harbour Grace

$148,298

Harbour Main-Chapel’s Cove-Lakeview

$56,809

Hare Bay

$54,486

Hawke’s Bay

$23,528

Heart’s Content

$25,181

Heart’s Delight-Islington

$39,878

Heart’s Desire

$18,391

Hermitage-Sandyville

$28,531

Holyrood

$97,550

Howley

$18,301

Hughes Brook

$18,748

Humber Arm South

$83,523

Indian Bay

$16,202

Inuit Community Government of Hopedale

$33,267

Inuit Community Government of Makkovik

$24,556

Inuit Community Government of Nain

$61,500

Inuit Community Government of Postville

$17,631

Inuit Community Government Rigolet

$22,099

Irishtown-Summerside

$72,221

Isle aux Morts

$36,081

Jackson’s Arm

$22,858

Keels

$11,154

King’s Cove

$13,387

King’s Point

$38,583

Kippens

$89,509

La Scie

$48,589

Labrador City

$337,529

Lamaline

$21,205

L’Anse au Clair

$17,006

L’Anse au Loup

$32,999

Lark Harbour

$31,212

Lawn

$38,449

Leading Tickles

$23,483

Lewin’s Cove

$33,222

Lewisporte

$164,022

Little Bay East

$14,236

Little Bay Islands

$12,762

Little Bay

$13,253

Little Burnt Bay

$21,563

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove

$102,151

Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights

$21,741

Lord's Cove

$16,247

Lourdes

$32,194

Lumsden

$32,775

Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North

$18,257

Main Brook

$20,267

Mary’s Harbour

$25,538

Marystown

$254,394

Massey Drive

$71,506

McIvers

$32,820

Meadows

$37,421

Middle Arm

$29,693

Miles Cove

$14,549

Millertown

$12,851

Milltown-Head of Bay D'Espoir

$43,675

Ming’s Bight

$23,305

Morrisville

$13,656

Mount Carmel-Mitchells Brook-St.Catherine’s

$24,422

Mount Moriah

$43,497

Mount Pearl

$1,093,250

Musgrave Harbour

$55,469

Musgravetown

$33,267

New Perlican

$17,810

New-Wes-Valley

$109,612

Nippers Harbour

$14,147

Norman’s Cove-Long Cove

$40,593

Norris Arm

$49,170

Norris Point

$39,029

North River

$33,535

North West River

$33,133

Northern Arm

$26,164

Old Perlican

$37,957

Pacquet

$16,649

Paradise

$798,905

Parker’s Cove

$21,875

Parson's Pond

$25,538

Pasadena

$158,170

Peterview

$44,569

Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

$49,706

Pilley’s Island

$21,875

Pinware

$13,209

Placentia

$171,170

Point au Gaul

$12,762

Point Lance

$13,790

Point Leamington

$36,081

Point May

$18,837

Point of Bay

$15,532

Pool's Cove

$16,559

Port Anson

$15,800

Port au Choix

$45,909

Port au Port East

$35,143

Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove

$28,397

Port Blandford

$30,006

Port Hope Simpson

$28,129

Port Kirwan

$11,333

Port Rexton

$23,528

Port Saunders

$39,565

Portugal Cove South

$15,576

Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s

$337,485

Pouch Cove

$91,787

Raleigh

$17,408

Ramea

$31,926

Red Bay

$17,095

Red Harbour

$16,961

Reidville

$29,604

Rencontre East

$14,728

Renews-Cappahayden

$22,277

River of Ponds

$18,614

Riverhead

$17,899

Robert’s Arm

$44,479

Rocky Harbour

$52,163

Roddickton-Bide Arm

$55,647

Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou

$28,755

Rushoon

$21,294

Salmon Cove

$39,476

Salvage

$14,504

Sandringham

$20,669

Sandy Cove

$14,326

Seal Cove, F.B

$20,178

Seal Cove, W.B

$22,009

Small Point-Adam’s Cove-Blackhead-

$25,806

South Brook

$30,184

South River

$37,689

Southern Harbour

$32,284

Spaniard’s Bay

$125,560

Springdale

$138,291

St. Alban’s

$63,510

St. Anthony

$116,446

St. Bernard’s-Jacques Fontaine

$29,425

St. Brendan’s

$14,996

St. Bride’s

$22,188

St. George’s

$62,348

St. Jacques-Coomb's Cove

$36,036

St. John’s

$4,751,372

St. Joseph’s

$13,566

St. Lawrence

$64,001

St. Lewis

$17,676

St. Lunaire-Griquet

$37,957

St. Mary’s

$28,040

St. Pauls

$19,954

St. Shott’s

$12,047

St. Vincent’s-St. Stephen’s-Peter’s River

$23,617

Steady Brook

$26,655

Stephenville Crossing

$92,189

Stephenville

$308,582

Summerford

$46,534

Sunnyside
(Trinity Bay)

$28,621

Terra Nova

$12,137

Terrenceville

$32,105

Tilt Cove

$8,652

Torbay

$338,870

Traytown

$21,071

Trepassey

$33,892

Trinity Bay North

$90,045

Trinity

$14,549

Triton

$53,012

Trout River

$34,160

Twillingate

$109,790

Upper Island Cove

$79,636

Victoria

$87,231

Wabana

$113,230

Wabush

$91,564

West St. Modeste

$13,790

Westport

$18,257

Whitbourne

$49,349

Whiteway

$21,518

Winterland

$24,645

Winterton

$30,050

Witless Bay

$60,561

Woodstock

$16,917

Woody Point

$20,982

York Harbour

$23,930

2018 08 23                              2:45 p.m.