Municipal Affairs and Environment
August 12, 2019

Federal Gas Tax Fund Provides $64 Million to Build Stronger Communities

Newfoundland and Labrador will receive a total of $64 million this fiscal year through the federal Gas Tax Fund. Funding will be provided to 276 communities and Inuit Community Governments to support local infrastructure projects.

The Honourable Lisa Dempster, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, joined the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, federal Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, for the announcement today in Paradise. Dan Bobbett, Mayor of Paradise also participated, highlighting that the Town of Paradise will receive more than $1.8 million in federal Gas Tax funding for 2018-19.

This month, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two $15.7 million annual installments to Newfoundland and Labrador, along with a top-up of $32.8 million, allocated through federal Budget 2019. This top-up doubles the amount of money allotted for the 2018-19 gas tax transfer.

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:

  • Clarke’s Beach has made improvements to the municipal park by installing new playground equipment and washrooms.
  • Port au Port East is benefitting from a more reliable and consistent supply of clean drinking water thanks to upgrades to the local water reservoir.
  • Lumsden constructed a tourist building which houses a museum, washroom, shower and laundry facilities at the municipally owned RV park to enhance the tourism industry.

A full list of community funding allocations appears in the backgrounder below.

Quotes
“Through the Gas Tax Fund, residents of municipalities and Inuit Community Governments will continue to benefit from infrastructure projects that will build safe and sustainable communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.”
Honourable Lisa Dempster
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 

“Since its inception, the Gas Tax Fund has been an important addition to the Town of Paradise’s funding and has helped us develop many community infrastructure projects, such as the splash pad in Paradise Park and numerous improvements to road networks. The increased funding the federal government has allocated will now provide further resources to all provincial municipalities, including Paradise. Improving infrastructure as our town continues to grow and prosper is a priority for council, and we are thankful for the additional commitment.”
Dan Bobbett
Mayor of the Town of Paradise 

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Learn more
Gas Tax Agreement 

The Federal Gas Tax Fund in Newfoundland and Labrador

The Federal Gas Tax Fund

Budget 2019

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

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

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca 

Diane Keough 
Town of Paradise
709-782-2603
dkeough@townofparadise.ca 

BACKGROUNDER

Newfoundland and Labrador’s 2018-19 Federal Gas Tax Fund allocations Per Community

The Government of Canada has delivered the first of two $15.7 million federal Gas Tax Fund installments to Newfoundland and Labrador for the 2019-20 fiscal year. The funding will flow through the provincial government to the following 276 communities on a per capita basis.

The Gas Tax Fund will provide Newfoundland and Labrador with a total of $64 million this fiscal year for local infrastructure projects.

The following table indicates the 2019-20 federal Gas Tax Fund allocation and Budget 2019 top-up amount for Newfoundland and Labrador’s participating communities (amounts exclude administrative costs):

Ultimate Recipient

Allocation 2019-20

Budget 2019 Top-up

Admirals Beach

$13,833

$14,097

Anchor Point

$21,503

$21,913

Appleton

$32,643

$33,266

Aquaforte

$11,476

$11,695

Arnold's Cove

$48,711

$49,641

Avondale

$35,514

$36,192

Badger

$38,214

$38,943

Baie Verte

$64,308

$65,535

Baine Harbour

$13,362

$13,617

Bauline

$27,416

$27,939

Bay Bulls

$72,321

$73,700

Bay de Verde

$24,845

$25,319

Bay L'Argent

$18,375

$18,726

Bay Roberts

$265,650

$270,719

Baytona

$19,275

$19,643

Beachside

$13,705

$13,966

Bellburns

$10,320

$10,516

Belleoram

$24,074

$24,533

Birchy Bay

$31,615

$32,218

Bird Cove

$15,718

$16,018

Bishop's Cove

$20,346

$20,734

Bishop's Falls

$143,277

$146,010

Bonavista

$155,788

$158,761

Botwood

$131,236

$133,740

Branch

$17,818

$18,158

Brent's Cove

$14,776

$15,058

Brighton

$16,104

$16,411

Brigus

$39,028

$39,772

Bryant's Cove

$24,974

$25,450

Buchans

$35,557

$36,235

Burgeo

$64,051

$65,273

Burin

$107,242

$109,288

Burlington

$21,503

$21,913

Burnt Islands

$34,700

$35,362

Campbellton

$27,416

$27,939

Cape Broyle

$29,001

$29,555

Cape St. George

$44,598

$45,449

Carbonear

$216,204

$220,329

Carmanville

$39,756

$40,515

Cartwright

$26,345

$26,847

Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

$57,195

$58,286

Chance Cove

$19,018

$19,381

Change Islands

$16,961

$17,285

Channel-Port aux Basques

$182,311

$185,790

Chapel Arm

$27,630

$28,157

Charlottetown (Labrador)

$20,475

$20,865

Clarenville

$277,605

$282,902

Clarke's Beach

$74,806

$76,233

Coachman's Cove

$12,548

$12,787

Colinet

$11,476

$11,695

Colliers

$36,071

$36,759

Come By Chance

$17,818

$18,158

Comfort Cove-Newstead

$25,488

$25,974

Conception Bay South

$1,130,621

$1,152,193

Conception Harbour

$37,399

$38,113

Conche

$15,333

$15,625

Cook's Harbour

$13,319

$13,573

Cormack

$33,629

$34,270

Corner Brook

$856,695

$873,040

Cottlesville

$19,660

$20,036

Cow Head

$26,388

$26,891

Cox's Cove

$37,528

$38,244

Crow Head

$15,633

$15,931

Cupids

$39,885

$40,646

Daniel's Harbour

$18,889

$19,250

Deer Lake

$232,957

$237,402

Dover

$36,414

$37,109

Eastport

$29,515

$30,079

Elliston

$21,246

$21,651

Embree

$38,085

$38,812

Englee

$30,629

$31,214

English Harbour East

$14,004

$14,272

Fermeuse

$21,974

$22,393

Ferryland

$25,788

$26,280

Flatrock

$80,162

$81,691

Fleur de Lys

$18,504

$18,857

Flower's Cove

$19,618

$19,992

Fogo Island

$104,199

$106,187

Forteau

$25,573

$26,061

Fortune

$68,079

$69,377

Fox Cove-Mortier

$20,689

$21,083

Fox Harbour

$18,846

$19,206

Frenchman's Cove

$15,290

$15,582

Gallants

$10,191

$10,385

Gambo

$92,802

$94,572

Gander

$508,855

$518,564

Garnish

$32,386

$33,004

Gaskiers Point La Haye

$17,989

$18,333

Gaultois

$13,876

$14,141

George's Brook-Milton

$40,956

$41,737

Gillams

$25,616

$26,105

Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook

$17,647

$17,983

Glenwood

$41,384

$42,174

Glovertown

$97,301

$99,157

Goose Cove East

$15,504

$15,800

Grand Bank

$107,027

$109,069

Grand Falls-Windsor

$615,247

$626,985

Grand Le Pierre

$18,118

$18,464

Greenspond

$19,446

$19,817

Hampden

$26,430

$26,935

Hant's Harbour

$22,146

$22,568

Happy Adventure

$16,618

$16,935

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

$355,502

$362,285

Harbour Breton

$78,062

$79,552

Harbour Grace

$136,378

$138,980

Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview

$53,767

$54,793

Hare Bay

$49,568

$50,514

Hawke's Bay

$21,546

$21,957

Heart's Content

$22,617

$23,048

Heart's Delight-Islington

$36,928

$37,633

Heart's Desire

$17,175

$17,503

Hermitage-Sandyville

$26,130

$26,629

Holyrood

$113,583

$115,750

Howley

$16,832

$17,154

Hughes Brook

$18,975

$19,337

Humber Arm South

$76,562

$78,023

Indian Bay

$15,547

$15,844

Inuit Community Government of Hopedale

$32,643

$33,266

 

Inuit Community Government of Makkovik

$24,202

$24,664

 

Inuit Community Government of Nain

$56,253

$57,326

 

Inuit Community Government of Postville

$15,633

$15,931

 

Inuit Community Government of Rigolet

$21,117

$21,520

 

Irishtown-Summerside

$68,807

$70,120

Isle aux Morts

$36,500

$37,196

Jackson's Arm

$20,217

$20,603

Keels

$10,234

$10,429

King's Cove

$11,905

$12,132

King's Point

$36,285

$36,978

Kippens

$94,087

$95,882

La Scie

$45,412

$46,278

Labrador City

$317,411

$323,467

Lamaline

$19,489

$19,861

L'Anse au Clair

$17,304

$17,634

L'Anse au Loup

$31,958

$32,567

Lark Harbour

$30,415

$30,996

Lawn

$34,786

$35,449

Leading Tickles

$20,560

$20,952

Lewin's Cove

$31,358

$31,956

Lewisporte

$154,117

$157,058

Little Bay

$12,548

$12,787

Little Bay East

$13,490

$13,748

Little Bay Islands

$11,091

$11,302

Little Burnt Bay

$20,089

$20,472

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove

$103,214

$105,183

Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights

$18,761

$19,119

Lord's Cove

$14,990

$15,276

Lourdes

$27,973

$28,507

Lumsden

$29,515

$30,079

Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North

$15,247

$15,538

Main Brook

$18,461

$18,813

Mary's Harbour

$22,660

$23,092

Marystown

$235,828

$240,328

Massey Drive

$77,976

$79,464

McIvers

$31,101

$31,694

Meadows

$34,871

$35,537

Middle Arm

$28,359

$28,900

Miles Cove

$12,505

$12,743

Millertown

$11,519

$11,739

Milltown-Head of Bay D'Espoir

$40,142

$40,908

Ming's Bight

$21,717

$22,131

Morrisville

$12,376

$12,612

Mount Carmel-Mitchells Brook-St.Catherine's

$23,003

$23,441

Mount Moriah

$40,013

$40,777

Mount Pearl

$998,693

$1,017,747

Musgrave Harbour

$50,468

$51,431

Musgravetown

$32,215

$32,829

New Perlican

$16,018

$16,324

New-Wes-Valley

$101,114

$103,044

Nippers Harbour

$11,691

$11,914

Norman's Cove-Long Cove

$36,585

$37,283

Norris Arm

$39,628

$40,384

Norris Point

$36,757

$37,458

North River

$32,472

$33,091

North West River

$31,486

$32,087

Northern Arm

$26,302

$26,804

Old Perlican

$35,171

$35,842

Pacquet

$15,076

$15,363

Paradise

$924,523

$942,162

Parker's Cove

$18,675

$19,031

Parson's Pond

$22,831

$23,267

Pasadena

$163,158

$166,271

Peterview

$43,527

$44,357

Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

$49,183

$50,121

Pilley's Island

$20,646

$21,040

Pinware

$11,819

$12,045

Placentia

$157,845

$160,857

Point au Gaul

$11,819

$12,045

Point Lance

$12,419

$12,656

Point Leamington

$33,372

$34,008

Point May

$17,946

$18,289

Point of Bay

$14,647

$14,927

Pool's Cove

$16,318

$16,630

Port Anson

$13,619

$13,879

Port au Choix

$41,856

$42,654

Port au Port East

$32,858

$33,484

Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove

$27,287

$27,808

Port Blandford

$33,800

$34,445

Port Hope Simpson

$25,702

$26,192

Port Kirwan

$10,277

$10,473

Port Rexton

$22,617

$23,048

Port Saunders

$36,928

$37,633

Portugal Cove South

$14,476

$14,752

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

$357,131

$363,945

Pouch Cove

$96,701

$98,546

Raleigh

$15,633

$15,931

Ramea

$27,202

$27,721

Red Bay

$15,290

$15,582

Red Harbour

$16,147

$16,455

Reidville

$29,858

$30,428

Rencontre East

$14,004

$14,272

Renews-Cappahayden

$20,946

$21,345

River of Ponds

$17,261

$17,590

Riverhead

$15,975

$16,280

Robert's Arm

$42,541

$43,353

Rocky Harbour

$48,626

$49,553

Roddickton-Bide Arm

$50,854

$51,824

Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou

$24,931

$25,406

Rushoon

$18,546

$18,900

Salmon Cove

$37,185

$37,895

Salvage

$13,362

$13,617

Sandringham

$17,861

$18,202

Sandy Cove

$13,276

$13,529

Seal Cove, F.B

$18,418

$18,769

Seal Cove, W.B

$21,032

$21,433

Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-

$24,631

$25,101

South Brook

$28,701

$29,249

South River

$35,771

$36,454

Southern Harbour

$24,974

$25,450

Spaniard's Bay

$121,724

$124,047

Springdale

$135,350

$137,932

St. Alban's

$58,866

$59,989

St. Anthony

$104,799

$106,799

St. Bernard's-Jacques Fontaine

$26,602

$27,109

St. Brendan's

$14,262

$14,534

St. Bride's

$18,846

$19,206

St. George's

$59,595

$60,732

St. Jacques-Coomb's Cove

$33,243

$33,877

St. John's

$4,672,474

$4,761,623

St. Joseph's

$12,976

$13,224

St. Lawrence

$59,123

$60,251

St. Lewis

$16,361

$16,673

St. Lunaire-Griquet

$33,929

$34,576

St. Mary's

$22,917

$23,354

St. Pauls

$18,246

$18,595

St. Shott's

$10,877

$11,084

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

$21,460

$21,869

Steady Brook

$27,073

$27,590

Stephenville

$291,830

$297,398

Stephenville Crossing

$81,704

$83,263

Summerford

$46,869

$47,763

Sunnyside (Trinity Bay)

$25,016

$25,494

Terra Nova

$11,177

$11,390

Terrenceville

$28,701

$29,249

Tilt Cove

$8,263

$8,421

Torbay

$346,504

$353,116

Traytown

$19,489

$19,861

Trepassey

$28,658

$29,205

Trinity

$15,290

$15,582

Trinity Bay North

$85,989

$87,630

Triton

$50,168

$51,125

Trout River

$31,701

$32,306

Twillingate

$102,143

$104,092

Upper Island Cove

$74,934

$76,364

Victoria

$85,175

$86,800

Wabana

$100,000

$101,908

Wabush

$89,717

$91,429

West St. Modeste

$12,805

$13,049

Westport

$16,404

$16,717

Whitbourne

$46,183

$47,064

Whiteway

$24,031

$24,489

Winterland

$24,759

$25,232

Winterton

$27,330

$27,852

Witless Bay

$77,419

$78,897

Woodstock

$16,190

$16,499

Woody Point

$20,132

$20,516

York Harbour

$22,788

$23,223


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