Municipal Affairs and Environment
January 25, 2019

Residents of Northeast Avalon to Benefit from Improved Public Infrastructure

The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada today announced $2 million in joint funding for three municipal infrastructure projects for the communities of Flatrock, Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove, and Portugal Cove-St. Philip’s.

The Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Virginia Waters-Pleasantville on behalf of the Honourable Graham Letto, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined by Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada; and Darrin Thorne, Mayor of Flatrock, for the announcement.

The Provincial Government is contributing a total of over $423,000 to these three projects through the Small Communities Fund and the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The Federal Government is investing over $514,000, with the municipalities involved providing more than $1 million in total for the projects.

The first project includes upgrades and the construction of a new chalet at the Red Head Recreation Complex in Flatrock. The new chalet will offer residents enhanced community programming, summer camp programs and a space for the local 50 plus club, enabling participants to engage in fun and healthy activities year-round. The provincial and federal governments are each contributing over $164,000 for this project.

The second project consists of an upgrade at the intersection of Snow’s Lane and Logy Bay Road in Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove. Once completed, residents and tourists will benefit from smoother and safer driving conditions. The Provincial and Federal governments are each contributing $198,000 for the project.

The third project will support the installation of new water and sewer mains to homes on Drovers Heights road in the Town of Portugal Cove-St. Philips, providing modern and efficient water and wastewater services to area residents. The Provincial Government is contributing $60,000 and the Federal Government is contributing over $151,000.

Supporting infrastructure strengthens the province’s economic foundation and results in 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

“The Provincial Government is pleased to be working collaboratively with our federal and municipal partners on these important projects which will contribute positively to the quality of life of local residents. Funding for these projects supports a strong transportation network and allows citizens to be active and engaged in community life.”
Honourable Graham Letto
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“On the Killick Coast, and throughout our province, growing communities, like Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove and Flatrock, are places where families are active and need to be able to travel safely to and from work, school and other activities. Our government is proud to be making important investments in roads and recreational infrastructure to provide residents with these very opportunities, close to home, all year round.”
Nick Whalen
Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, Government of Canada

"The Town of Flatrock is overjoyed to have both our provincial and federal governments commit funding towards our new recreation chalet, located at our Red Head Road Recreation Complex. This new 2,000 square foot building will give our summer camp a new home for all the kids and camp councillors on bad weather days. With this new building, the town's plan to grow our recreation area has taken another step forward."
Darrin Thorne
Mayor of Flatrock

- 30 -

Learn more

Budget 2018: Safe and Sustainable Communities PDF Icon

The Way Forward

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

Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador external link icon

Follow us on Twitter: @MAE_GovNLexternal link icon and @GovNLexternal link icon

Media contacts
Lynn Robinson
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment

Ann-Clara Vaillancourt
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

Dianne Stamp
Town Clerk
Town of Flatrock

Infrastructure Canada
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154

2019 01 25                              12:25 p.m.