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 external link

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

$15,264

Anchor Point

$21,503

$22,992

Appleton

$32,643

$36,215

Aquaforte

$11,476

$12,137

Arnold's Cove

$48,711

$52,654

Avondale

$35,514

$36,840

Badger

$38,214

$43,854

Baie Verte

$64,308

$69,630

Baine Harbour

$13,362

$14,549

Bauline

$27,416

$26,164

Bay Bulls

$72,321

$65,743

Bay de Verde

$24,845

$26,208

Bay L'Argent

$18,375

$21,160

Bay Roberts

$265,650

$268,332

Baytona

$19,275

$20,222

Beachside

$13,705

$15,130

Bellburns

$10,320

$11,199

Belleoram

$24,074

$26,700

Birchy Bay

$31,615

$33,713

Bird Cove

$15,718

$16,559

Bishop's Cove

$20,346

$20,714

Bishop's Falls

$143,277

$157,679

Bonavista

$155,788

$168,758

Botwood

$131,236

$142,803

Branch

$17,818

$19,463

Brent's Cove

$14,776

$16,515

Brighton

$16,104

$16,068

Brigus

$39,028

$41,933

Bryant's Cove

$24,974

$26,119

Buchans

$35,557

$39,521

Burgeo

$64,051

$73,829

Burin

$107,242

$116,714

Burlington

$21,503

$24,019

Burnt Islands

$34,700

$37,510

Campbellton

$27,416

$31,658

Cape Broyle

$29,001

$31,033

Cape St. George

$44,598

$50,823

Carbonear

$216,204

$220,131

Carmanville

$39,756

$41,352

Cartwright

$26,345

$30,944

Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

$57,195

$60,293

Chance Cove

$19,018

$21,026

Change Islands

$16,961

$19,910

Channel-Port aux Basques

$182,311

$194,712

Chapel Arm

$27,630

$29,335

Charlottetown (Labrador)

$20,475

$22,188

Clarenville

$277,605

$278,071

Clarke's Beach

$74,806

$70,791

Coachman's Cove

$12,548

$12,539

Colinet

$11,476

$13,343

Colliers

$36,071

$37,510

Come By Chance

$17,818

$19,463

Comfort Cove-Newstead

$25,488

$28,576

Conception Bay South

$1,130,621

$1,118,445

Conception Harbour

$37,399

$39,565

Conche

$15,333

$16,515

Cook's Harbour

$13,319

$16,291

Cormack

$33,629

$35,456

Corner Brook

$856,695

$896,781

Cottlesville

$19,660

$20,580

Cow Head

$26,388

$29,648

Cox's Cove

$37,528

$37,913

Crow Head

$15,633

$17,497

Cupids

$39,885

$42,424

Daniel's Harbour

$18,889

$20,267

Deer Lake

$232,957

$231,567

Dover

$36,414

$38,493

Eastport

$29,515

$29,961

Elliston

$21,246

$23,483

Embree

$38,085

$39,297

Englee

$30,629

$34,473

English Harbour East

$14,004

$14,996

Fermeuse

$21,974

$22,858

Ferryland

$25,788

$29,201

Flatrock

$80,162

$73,516

Fleur de Lys

$18,504

$20,267

Flower's Cove

$19,618

$22,188

Fogo Island

$104,199

$115,419

Forteau

$25,573

$27,593

Fortune

$68,079

$72,846

Fox Cove-Mortier

$20,689

$23,305

Fox Harbour

$18,846

$20,490

Frenchman's Cove

$15,290

$16,112

Gallants

$10,191

$11,065

Gambo

$92,802

$97,059

Gander

$508,855

$502,236

Garnish

$32,386

$32,775

Gaskiers Point La Haye

$17,989

$18,837

Gaultois

$13,876

$16,425

George's Brook-Milton

$40,956

$42,424

Gillams

$25,616

$26,610

Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook

$17,647

$19,954

Glenwood

$41,384

$43,765

Glovertown

$97,301

$103,223

Goose Cove East

$15,504

$17,855

Grand Bank

$107,027

$116,312

Grand Falls-Windsor

$615,247

$621,556

Grand Le Pierre

$18,118

$20,044

Greenspond

$19,446

$22,054

Hampden

$26,430

$28,844

Hant's Harbour

$22,146

$23,885

Happy Adventure

$16,618

$18,212

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

$355,502

$345,794

Harbour Breton

$78,062

$84,863

Harbour Grace

$136,378

$148,298

Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview

$53,767

$56,809

Hare Bay

$49,568

$54,486

Hawke's Bay

$21,546

$23,528

Heart's Content

$22,617

$25,181

Heart's Delight-Islington

$36,928

$39,878

Heart's Desire

$17,175

$18,391

Hermitage-Sandyville

$26,130

$28,531

Holyrood

$113,583

$97,550

Howley

$16,832

$18,301

Hughes Brook

$18,975

$18,748

Humber Arm South

$76,562

$83,523

Indian Bay

$15,547

$16,202

Inuit Community Government of Hopedale

$32,643

$33,266

 

Inuit Community Government of Makkovik

$24,202

$24,556

 

Inuit Community Government of Nain

$56,253

$61,499

 

Inuit Community Government of Postville

$15,633

$17,631

 

Inuit Community Government of Rigolet

$21,117

$22,099

 

Irishtown-Summerside

$68,807

$72,221

Isle aux Morts

$36,500

$36,081

Jackson's Arm

$20,217

$22,858

Keels

$10,234

$11,154

King's Cove

$11,905

$13,387

King's Point

$36,285

$38,583

Kippens

$94,087

$89,509

La Scie

$45,412

$48,589

Labrador City

$317,411

$337,529

Lamaline

$19,489

$21,205

L'Anse au Clair

$17,304

$17,006

L'Anse au Loup

$31,958

$32,999

Lark Harbour

$30,415

$31,212

Lawn

$34,786

$38,449

Leading Tickles

$20,560

$23,483

Lewin's Cove

$31,358

$33,222

Lewisporte

$154,117

$164,022

Little Bay

$12,548

$13,253

Little Bay East

$13,490

$14,236

Little Bay Islands

$11,091

$12,762

Little Burnt Bay

$20,089

$21,562

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove

$103,214

$102,151

Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights

$18,761

$21,741

Lord's Cove

$14,990

$16,246

Lourdes

$27,973

$32,194

Lumsden

$29,515

$32,775

Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North

$15,247

$18,257

Main Brook

$18,461

$20,267

Mary's Harbour

$22,660

$25,538

Marystown

$235,828

$254,394

Massey Drive

$77,976

$71,506

McIvers

$31,101

$32,820

Meadows

$34,871

$37,421

Middle Arm

$28,359

$29,693

Miles Cove

$12,505

$14,549

Millertown

$11,519

$12,851

Milltown-Head of Bay D'Espoir

$40,142

$43,675

Ming's Bight

$21,717

$23,305

Morrisville

$12,376

$13,656

Mount Carmel-Mitchells Brook-St.Catherine's

$23,003

$24,422

Mount Moriah

$40,013

$43,497

Mount Pearl

$998,693

$1,093,250

Musgrave Harbour

$50,468

$55,469

Musgravetown

$32,215

$33,267

New Perlican

$16,018

$17,810

New-Wes-Valley

$101,114

$109,612

Nippers Harbour

$11,691

$14,147

Norman's Cove-Long Cove

$36,585

$40,593

Norris Arm

$39,628

$49,170

Norris Point

$36,757

$39,029

North River

$32,472

$33,535

North West River

$31,486

$33,133

Northern Arm

$26,302

$26,164

Old Perlican

$35,171

$37,957

Pacquet

$15,076

$16,649

Paradise

$924,523

$798,905

Parker's Cove

$18,675

$21,875

Parson's Pond

$22,831

$25,538

Pasadena

$163,158

$158,170

Peterview

$43,527

$44,569

Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

$49,183

$49,706

Pilley's Island

$20,646

$21,875

Pinware

$11,819

$13,209

Placentia

$157,845

$171,170

Point au Gaul

$11,819

$12,762

Point Lance

$12,419

$13,790

Point Leamington

$33,372

$36,081

Point May

$17,946

$18,837

Point of Bay

$14,647

$15,532

Pool's Cove

$16,318

$16,559

Port Anson

$13,619

$15,800

Port au Choix

$41,856

$45,909

Port au Port East

$32,858

$35,143

Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove

$27,287

$28,397

Port Blandford

$33,800

$30,006

Port Hope Simpson

$25,702

$28,129

Port Kirwan

$10,277

$11,333

Port Rexton

$22,617

$23,528

Port Saunders

$36,928

$39,565

Portugal Cove South

$14,476

$15,576

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

$357,131

$337,485

Pouch Cove

$96,701

$91,787

Raleigh

$15,633

$17,408

Ramea

$27,202

$31,926

Red Bay

$15,290

$17,095

Red Harbour

$16,147

$16,961

Reidville

$29,858

$29,604

Rencontre East

$14,004

$14,728

Renews-Cappahayden

$20,946

$22,277

River of Ponds

$17,261

$18,614

Riverhead

$15,975

$17,899

Robert's Arm

$42,541

$44,479

Rocky Harbour

$48,626

$52,163

Roddickton-Bide Arm

$50,854

$55,647

Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou

$24,931

$28,755

Rushoon

$18,546

$21,294

Salmon Cove

$37,185

$39,476

Salvage

$13,362

$14,504

Sandringham

$17,861

$20,669

Sandy Cove

$13,276

$14,326

Seal Cove, F.B

$18,418

$20,178

Seal Cove, W.B

$21,032

$22,009

Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-

$24,631

$25,806

South Brook

$28,701

$30,184

South River

$35,771

$37,689

Southern Harbour

$24,974

$32,284

Spaniard's Bay

$121,724

$125,560

Springdale

$135,350

$138,291

St. Alban's

$58,866

$63,510

St. Anthony

$104,799

$116,446

St. Bernard's-Jacques Fontaine

$26,602

$29,425

St. Brendan's

$14,262

$14,996

St. Bride's

$18,846

$22,188

St. George's

$59,595

$62,348

St. Jacques-Coomb's Cove

$33,243

$36,036

St. John's

$4,672,474

$4,751,372

St. Joseph's

$12,976

$13,566

St. Lawrence

$59,123

$64,001

St. Lewis

$16,361

$17,676

St. Lunaire-Griquet

$33,929

$37,957

St. Mary's

$22,917

$28,040

St. Pauls

$18,246

$19,954

St. Shott's

$10,877

$12,047

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

$21,460

$23,617

Steady Brook

$27,073

$26,655

Stephenville

$291,830

$308,582

Stephenville Crossing

$81,704

$92,189

Summerford

$46,869

$46,534

Sunnyside (Trinity Bay)

$25,016

$28,621

Terra Nova

$11,177

$12,137

Terrenceville

$28,701

$32,105

Tilt Cove

$8,263

$8,652

Torbay

$346,504

$338,870

Traytown

$19,489

$21,071

Trepassey

$28,658

$33,892

Trinity

$15,290

$14,549

Trinity Bay North

$85,989

$90,045

Triton

$50,168

$53,012

Trout River

$31,701

$34,160

Twillingate

$102,143

$109,790

Upper Island Cove

$74,934

$79,636

Victoria

$85,175

$87,231

Wabana

$100,000

$113,230

Wabush

$89,717

$91,564

West St. Modeste

$12,805

$13,790

Westport

$16,404

$18,257

Whitbourne

$46,183

$49,349

Whiteway

$24,031

$21,518

Winterland

$24,759

$24,645

Winterton

$27,330

$30,050

Witless Bay

$77,419

$60,561

Woodstock

$16,190

$16,917

Woody Point

$20,132

$20,982

York Harbour

$22,788

$23,930

2019 08 12                              2:20 p.m.