Transportation and Works
Education and Early Childhood Development
June 21, 2019

Construction Starts on New Paradise Intermediate School

Construction has started on a new intermediate school in Paradise. Anticipated to be completed by September 2021, the new school will be approximately 11,000 square metres over three floors and accommodate more than 800 students from Grades 6 to 9.

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador awarded a contract valued at $30.9 million to Lindsay Construction for the new Paradise Intermediate School in April.

Construction of the new school in Paradise is one of several ongoing school infrastructure projects. Concrete for a new school in Bay Roberts was poured last week and construction of new schools in Gander and Bay d’Espoir are expected to start later in 2019. They are all anticipated to be completed in 2021.

These and other infrastructure projects are included in The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments. The plan outlines commitments to education, health, buildings and roads, and municipal infrastructure through a total investment of nearly $3 billion over the next five years.

Investments in school infrastructure 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.

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“Our government has contributed significantly to economic development and job growth in the province. We are committed to providing educational facilities in the province that improve learning environments for students and in a way that is responsible for all taxpayers.”
Honourable Steve Crocker
Minister of Transportation and Works

“We are pleased to be moving forward with construction of the new Paradise Intermediate School. This school will meet the needs of students and families in the Paradise area and will have a positive impact on the quality of education for children in Grades 6 to 9. We look forward to seeing the completion of this facility.”
Honourable Brian Warr
Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development

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Learn more
Provincial Government Issues Request for Proposals to Construct New Intermediate School in Paradise

Provincial Government Awards Contract to Construct New Primary School in Bay Roberts

The Way Forward: A Multi-Year Plan for Infrastructure Investments: PDF icon

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Ryan Butt
Transportation and Works
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Education and Early Childhood Development
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tcoffey@gov.nl.ca

2019 06 21                              11:05 a.m.