Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment
July 26, 2019

Premier Ball Announces 140 Municipal Infrastructure Projects

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, today announced that $123 million will be invested in 140 community infrastructure projects for all regions in the province through the federal Investing in Canada Plan.

Premier Ball was joined for the announcement in Deer Lake by the Honourable Lisa Dempster Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; MP Gudie Hutchings, on behalf of the Honourable Francois-Phillip Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Tony Keats, President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL). Premier Ball announced two projects for the Town of Deer Lake with a total value of $2 million to improve the water and sewer systems on Middle Road and High Street.

As a result of these investments, residents in Newfoundland and Labrador will benefit from improved water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure. The projects will be cost shared between Provincial and Federal Governments and community partners and are anticipated to result in approximately 490 person years of employment. The Provincial Government will contribute $45 million; the Federal Government will contribute up to $43 million; and the remaining community share is approximately $22 million. Information about the projects is provided in the backgrounder below.

The agreement for the 10-year Investing in Canada Plan was signed by Premier Ball in September 2018, and these projects represent the first among hundreds over the next 10 years. Projects under the plan are anticipated to have a total value of more than $1.3 billion and over 4,000 person years of employment in the province.

Budget 2019 provides $129 million for municipal infrastructure programs such as the Investing in Canada Plan. 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
“The projects announced today will contribute to improvements in infrastructure and services in every area of the province. By supporting the development of municipal infrastructure, we are supporting local employment opportunities and enabling communities, businesses, and the tourism sector to benefit over the long-term.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador 

“We are building safe and sustainable communities, and through the projects announced today communities will have improved access to quality drinking water and wastewater systems, better road systems, and improved services.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment 

“I am proud to be a part of a government that is leading the way in finding efficient, innovative, environmentally sound ways to plan, build, and maintain infrastructure. All projects announced today will benefit the communities of the Long Range Mountains, and all of Newfoundland and Labrador, by creating more prosperous, accessible, and sustainable places to live.”
Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains 

“To ensure the safety of the people in our communities and to meet our regulatory requirements, we must maintain and improve our municipal infrastructure. Our sector faces a $1 billion infrastructure deficit; we anticipate that costs will continue to increase. MNL is pleased to see this investment.”
Tony Keats
President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador 

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Media contacts
Geoff Higdon
Office of the Premier
729-3558
geoffhigdon@gov.nl.ca 

Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449; 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca 

Ann-Clara Vaillancourt 
Press Secretary 
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-697-3778
ann-clara.vaillancourt@canada.ca 

Gail Woodfine
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador
709-753-6820
gwoodfine@municipalnl.ca

BACKGROUNDER

Investing in Canada Plan Project List

The following projects have been approved under the Investing in Canada Plan:

Ultimate Recipient

Project Title

Total Project Costs 

 Provincial  Contribution

 Federal  Contribution

Appleton

Water and Sewer Upgrades Steele Avenue

                      $510,451

           $231,447

              $185,158

Baie Verte

Regional Community Centre Retrofit      

                   $2,486,697

           $751,599

              $751,824

Baine Harbour

Water Treatment And Chlorination Upgrades

                      $559,129

           $253,519

              $202,815

Bauline

Green Energy Infrastructure - ICIP  

                      $775,500

           $234,393

              $234,463

Bay Roberts

Street Improvements - Cross Road

                   $1,218,000

           $368,138

              $368,248

Bay St. George South

Water Distribution System Upgrades - Highlands

                      $224,811

           $101,933

                $81,546

Bonavista

New Chlorination Plant 

                      $676,390

           $245,349

              $245,349

Branch

Water Line Upgrade - West

$641,292

$290,773

$232,618

Brigus

Construction of a  new drinking water intake at Brigus Long Pond in the Town of Brigus 

                      $458,709

           $207,986

              $166,389

Bryant's Cove

Church Road - Slope Stabilization and Road Rehabilitation 

                   $1,448,650

           $437,851

              $437,983

Buchans

2019 Partial Water, Sewer and Roads Replacement/Improvement on Scott Avenue

                   $1,509,568

           $684,464

              $547,571

Burgeo

Water Main Replacement Phase 5

      $1,799,793

      $816,057

       $652,846

Burin

Town of Burin - Big Pond Chlorination and Water System Improvements 

                   $1,125,126

           $510,152

              $408,121

Burnt Islands

Installation of Reverse Osmosis Treatment

                        $65,000

             $29,472.13

                $23,577

Caplin Cove-Southport

Southport Water System Improvements - Phase 1 

         $101,000

         $45,795

         $36,636

Carbonear

Highroad South Water and Sewer

                      $812,929

           $294,877

              $294,877

Carbonear

Swimming Pool Liner Replacement & Washroom Accessibility Upgrade nd Pool deck Resurfacing

                      $400,000

           $115,930

              $115,965

Cartwright

New Sewer System - Main Road South

                   $1,590,974

           $721,375

              $577,100

Cavendish

Cavendish South Side Water System

                      $262,016

           $118,802

                $95,042

Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

Lift Station Upgrades

         $182,342

         $82,677

         $66,141

Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

Lift Station Upgrades

         $182,342

         $82,677

         $66,141

Change Islands

Change Islands Recreation and Culture Centre Repairs

                        $77,411

             $23,397

                $23,404

Change Islands

Shoulder Reconstruction  

                        $58,788

             $17,768

                $17,773

Channel-Port aux Basques

Grand Bay Bottom Sanitary Sewer System Design & Construction

                        $2,728,318

                $989,653

                   $989,653

Clarenville

Widening of Shoal Hr. Drive/addition of third lane

                      $633,079

           $191,347

              $191,404

Conception Bay South

Recreation & Community Development

                   $1,700,000

           $513,821

              $513,975

Conception Harbour

Road upgrading and paving on St. John's Road

                      $123,193

             $37,235

                $37,246

Corner Brook

Confederation/West Valley Roundabout

                      $865,000

           $261,444

              $261,522

Corner Brook

Jubilee Field Baseball Building

      $1,830,695

       $553,323

       $553,489

Cox's Cove

Storm Sewer Upgrade, Main Street

                      $255,911

           $116,034

                $92,827

Daniel's Harbour

Roads Upgrading - Clinic and Humbers

                      $566,333

           $171,173

              $171,224

Deer Lake

High Street Water & Sewer System Phase 2

                      $750,000

           $272,050

              $272,050

Deer Lake

Upgrade the existing water and sewer system on Middle Road  in the Town of Deer Lake

                   $1,295,046

           $469,757

              $469,757.27

Dover

Water Line upgrade 

         $338,956

       $153,688

       $122,951

Englee

Filliers Road Water And Sewer Installation and Lift Station Upgrades

                      $694,616

           $209,946

              $210,009

Fairbanks-Hillgrade

Replace Waterlines and move valves in pavement 

                      $364,097

           $165,088

              $132,070

Fermeuse

Sewer System Upgrade 2019

                      $785,575

           $356,193

              $284,954

Fogo Island

Potable Drinking Water Unit

                      $194,814

             $88,332

                $70,665

Forteau

Community Road paving 

                      $550,000

           $166,236

              $166,286

Fortune

Confederation Arena Storm Sewer Upgrades

                      $171,314

             $77,677

                $62,141

Fox Cove-Mortier

Extension of watermain in the Town Fox Cove-Mortier

                      $500,000

           $226,708

              $181,366

Fox Roost-Margaree

Water Supply Improvements

                      $111,866

             $50,722

                $40,577

Freshwater

Main Road & Clements Cove Road 

                      $355,412

           $161,150

              $128,920

Gambo

Lift Station Upgrades

         $459,326

      $208,266

      $166,613

Georgetown

Water Line & Services Replacement 

         $513,056

       $232,628

      $186,103

Gillams

New Sewer System Across Brook

                      $500,000

           $226,708

              $181,366

Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook

Community Centre Completion

                      $290,444

             $87,786

                $87,812

Glovertown

Station Road Water Storage 

                   $1,980,187

           $897,851

              $718,281

Grand Bank

Municipal Dam Analysis and Upgrading

         $663,290

       $300,747

      $ 240,597

Grand Falls - Windsor

Grenfell Heights Phase II - New Water & Storm and Road Widening

                   $3,400,000

           $924,971

           $1,233,295

Grand Falls - Windsor

Main Street Softball Clubhouse Extension

                      $103,000

             $31,131

                $31,140

Grand Le Pierre

Newtown W/S 

                           $252,863

                $114,653

                     $91,722

Hant's Harbour

Caplin Cove Water main Upgrading Phase II

                      $288,234

           $130,690

              $104,552

Happy Valley - Goose Bay

Kelland Drive, Road Reconstruction

      $2,004,285

      $605,791

      $605,972

Happy Valley - Goose Bay

Kelland Drive Extension

      $2,000,000

      $604,496

       $604,677

Harbour Grace

Harvey Street Phase IV  - Water, sewer & street upgrading

                   $1,134,292

           $514,307

              $411,446

Holyrood

Water System Upgrades 

                      $452,955

           $205,377

              $164,302

Holyrood

Soccer Field Upgrade

                      $719,715

           $217,532

              $217,597

Hopedale

Connect New Drilled Well to American Pond Supply Intake Building

                      $198,771

             $90,126

                $72,101

Hopedale

Installation of SCADA system for water supply

                      $120,000

             $54,410

                $43,528

Humber Arm South

Graveyard Road Upgrades

                      $219,473

             $66,335

                $66,355

Humber Arm South

Lift Station Replacement

                      $296,000

             $89,465

                $89,492

Humber Arm South

Lift Station Emergency Generator

                        $80,000

             $24,179

                $24,187

Irishtown-Summerside

Southside Sewer

                      $500,000

           $226,708

              $181,366

Isle aux Morts

Water main Replacement and Sewer Upgrade Phase 3

         $474,797

       $215,281

       $172,225

Jackson's Arm

Upgrading of 2 lift stations

                      $285,421

           $129,415

              $103,532

King's Point

New Submersible Pumps – Wet Well 

                        $51,937

             $23,549

                $18,839

Kippens

Edward's Lane Storm Sewer

         $880,000

       $399,007

       $319,205

Labrador City

Street Reconstruction - Residential 

                   $3,000,000

           $906,744

              $907,016

L'Anse au Loup (Labrador)

Brook Street Water and Sewer Phase 2 

                   $1,063,816

           $482,352

              $385,882

Lark Harbour

New Water & Sewer Phase 6 West End

      $1,841,250

       $834,854

       $667,883

Lewisporte

Outfall Consolidation Phase 2, Sewage Treatment 

                   $1,760,483

           $638,587

              $638,587

Little Bay (Notre Dame Bay)

Water System Upgrades - Mine Hill 

                      $311,035

           $141,028

              $112,823

Main Brook

Reservoir and Pump house Improvements

                      $200,000

             $90,683

                $72,546

Makinsons

Water system upgrades on Juniper Stump

                      $108,350

             $49,128

                $39,302

Makinsons

Water system upgrades on Turks Water Roads 

                      $110,480

             $50,093

                $40,074

Marystown

McGettigan Boulevard

                   $1,374,127

           $415,327

              $415,452

Marysvale

Water Line & Services - Conception Bay Highway

                      $416,411

           $188,808

              $151,046

McIvers

Water & Sewer Extension Route 440. Lower Cove Road Sewer

                   $1,000,000

           $453,417

              $362,733

Miawpukek Mi'kamawey Mawi'omi

St. Anne's School Re-Use Project

                   $1,979,090

                          -  

           $1,290,711

Middle Arm

Drainage Upgrades - Chipp's Hill

                      $189,342

             $85,851

                $68,680

Mount Pearl

New Smart Accessible Playground Installation

                      $500,000

           $151,124

              $151,169

Nain

Sandbanks Road Water main Replacement

                   $3,745,690

        $1,698,361

           $1,358,688

Newfoundland T'Railway Council

T'Railway Bridge Upgrade

                       

$15,000

                          -  

                  $5,608

New-Wes-Valley

Connect water main to Newtown (Pound cove to Templeman)

                   $1,300,000

           $589,442

              $471,554

New-Wes-Valley

Repairs to water treatment system

                        $65,000

             $29,472

                $23,577

Nippers Harbour

Sewage Pumping Stations Retrofit 

                      $250,000

           $113,354

                $90,683

Norris Arm

Sewage Lift station Retrofit 

                      $250,000

           $113,354

                $90,683

Northern Arm

Road and Parking Lot Paving 

         $260,000

         $78,584

         $78,608

Old Perlican

Marine Drive Bridge Replacement 

                      $665,363

           $201,104

             $201,165

Pacquet

Sanitary Sewer Extension

                      $579,202

           $175,062

              $175,115

Paradise

Paradise Road Upgrading Phase 4 - Archibald Drive to St. Thomas Line

                   $2,716,638

           $821,098

              $821,344

Parkers Cove

Parker's Cove - Water Treatment System

                      $518,446

           $235,072

              $188,057

Parson's Pond

Paving Blanchard's Lane

                      $161,332

             $48,762

                $48,776

Pasadena

Water Treatment (THM) Improvements 

                   $1,900,000

           $689,194

              $689,194

Petley

Water System Improvements

                        $90,000

             $27,202

                $27,210

Placentia

Connect Three Ponds and upgrade pump house

                   $2,697,480

           $978,467

              $978,467

Point Lance

Sewage System Repairs

                      $252,000

           $114,261

                $91,408

Point Leamington

Water main upgrading

                   $1,088,572

           $493,577

              $394,862

Port au Choix

New Water Storage Tank 

                   $1,675,540

           $759,719

              $607,775

Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove

Water main Replacement - Phase 5

         $921,805

       $417,962

       $334,370

Port Hope Simpson

Multi-Purpose Centre 

                   $2,290,000

           $692,148

              $692,355

Port Saunders

Main Street Paving 

                      $203,963

             $61,647

                $61,665

Portugal Cove - St. Philip's

PRV Project

                      $909,408

           $247,404

              $329,873

Portugal Cove - St. Philip's

Anglican Cemetery Road Bridge Replacement

                      $385,961

           $116,655

              $116,690

Pouch Cove

Noseworthy's Lane - Retaining Wall Disaster Mitigation

                      $507,285

           $230,012

              $184,009

Qalipu Mi'kmaq First Nation Band

Participark Redevelopment Project

      $1,723,973

                      -  

    $1,208,655

Reidville

Meadow Brook Road Water main Extension

                      $332,351

           $150,693

              $120,555

Rigolet

Upgrades to Water System - New PRVs & Air Release Valve

                   $1,251,587

           $567,491

              $453,993

River of Ponds

Steady Waterline Extension

                           $382,672

                $173,510

                   $138,808

Riverhead (St. Mary's Bay)

Water System Improvement

                        $49,012

             $22,223

                $17,778

Robert's Arm

Water main Replacement Anthony Avenue

                   $1,151,897

           $522,290

              $417,832

Roddickton-Bide Arm

Pump house Upgrades 

                      $207,000

             $93,857

                $75,085

Rose Blanche - Harbour le Cou

Road Upgrades

                      $142,442

             $43,052

                $43,065

Salmon Cove

Water and Sewer Capital Works 2018-2019

                      $897,175

           $406,794

              $325,435

Seal Cove (Fortune Bay)

Street Paving and Upgrading 

                      $365,699

           $110,531

              $110,565

Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove

Waterlines

                      $123,895.43

             $56,176

                $44,941.07

Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove

Upgrades to the water supply system on Highway 70 in the Town of Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove

                      $297,377

           $134,836

              $107,868

Spaniard's Bay

2018 Road Upgrading and Paving - Mint Cove Pond Road North

                      $466,287

           $140,934

              $140,976

St. Alban's

Marine Drive Sanitary Sewer Improvements

                      $450,000

           $204,037

              $163,230

St. Anthony

Cabot/Cormack Water Line Upgrade 

                   $2,064,756

           $936,196

              $748,957

St. Bride's

Phase 4 Replacing Waterlines 

                   $1,074,277

           $487,096

              $389,676

St. George's

New Water Storage Tank Replacement

                      $619,850

           $281,050

              $224,840

St. John's

Kenmount Rd Trunk Storm Sewer Replacement - Phases 2 & 3

                   $9,320,197

        $2,535,563

           $3,380,751

St. Lawrence

Pollux Crescent Phase II - Water and Sewer Upgrade 

                      $781,672

           $354,424

              $283,539

St. Shott's

Watermain Replacement

                      $390,000

           $176,832

              $141,466

Steady Brook

Water system Upgrade - Filtration 

                      $579,400

           $262,710

              $210,168

Stephenville

West Street Paving Program

                      $839,469

           $253,727

              $253,804

Stephenville

The Ramp Paving Program

                      $770,002

           $232,731

              $232,801

Stephenville

Carolina Avenue Bridge Refurbishment

                      $492,614

           $148,891

              $148,936

Stephenville Crossing

Seal Cove Road, Water & Sewer Phase 1 

                   $1,600,000

           $725,467

              $580,374

Straits Arena Association

Arena Upgrades

                        $19,901

                          -  

                  $7,441

Summerford

Daniel's Road Water main Upgrades 

                      $503,030

           $228,082

              $182,466

Terrenceville

Water & Sewer Systems - Main Road Part Lift Station C

         $177,729

         $80,585

         $64,468

Torbay

Water System Upgrades

                   $1,663,181

           $452,469

              $603,292

Traytown

New water system & sewer system expansion

                   $2,249,615

        $1,020,014

              $816,011

Trout River

Replace Force main from Lift Station #3 to the Outfall

                      $196,198

             $88,959

                $71,167

Twillingate

Main Street Water main Replacement

                   $2,868,370

        $1,300,568

           $1,040,455

Victoria

Dean's Road Water/Waste Water Upgrading 

                      $461,488

           $209,246

              $167,397

Woody Point

New Water Storage Tank

                        $1,500,461

                $680,335

                   $544,268

 

TOTAL

 

              

  $123,165,873

     

                       

$45,020,755

 

      

   

  $43,747,747

 

 

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