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More than $6.2M available for more cost-shared infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador


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August 16, 2016 by On-Site Magazine

An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved through the cost-shared Small Communities Fund. The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government is providing over $2 million, and the remainder will be funded by the recipient municipalities.

The announcement was made August 16 at the Meadows Community Centre by the Honourable Judy Foote, federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs.

“Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation and boosts economic development. This is why the Government of Canada is working in close partnership with provinces, territories and municipalities to ensure we make smart investments that help grow the middle class, promote sustainable development and safeguard public health and safety. By supporting improvements to Newfoundland and Labrador’s municipal infrastructure, we are building 21st-century communities and ensuring a high quality of life for generations to come,” said Foote.

The 14 approved projects are in addition to the 28 Small Communities Fund projects, cost-shared between the Federal and Provincial Governments, and the recipient municipalities, which were announced in May of this year                                               (See: www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2016/ma/0520n06.aspx).

“The majority of projects approved under this installment of the Small Communities Fund are focused on addressing upgrades to local roads in our communities. We are very pleased that our negotiations with the Federal Government earlier this year resulted in changes that allowed these projects to become eligible for funding under this program. These upgrades will go a long way towards improving the quality of life and safety of residents. I offer my sincere thanks to our federal representatives and the municipal leaders who have worked so hard to see these projects come to fruition,” said Joyce.

A list of approved projects can be viewed in the backgrounder below.

 

QUICK FACTS

  • An additional 14 cost-shared municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador, valued at over $6.2 million, have been approved under the cost-shared Small Communities Fund.
  • The approved projects are funded by three levels of government, through a federal-provincial agreement signed in March of this year.
  • The Provincial Government is contributing more than $3.5 million to the projects; the Federal Government is providing over $2 million, and the remainder will be funded by the recipient municipalities.
  • These projects are in addition to the 28 cost-shared Small Communities Fund projects announced earlier this year.

Backgrounder

The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada have announced funding for 14 projects in communities across the province under the Small Communities Fund component of the New Building Canada Plan. The Provincial Government is contributing over $3.5 million and the Federal Government is providing over $2 million for projects which have a total cost of more than $6.2 million. Recipient communities are responsible for the remaining project costs.

Small Communities Fund – Round 2

Community Project Federal Funding Provincial Funding
Bryant’s Cove Point Road re-grading and resurfacing $213,088 $362,249
Channel-Port aux Basques Road reconstruction and paving on Grand Bay Road and Grand Bay West Road $168,855 $236,397
Come by Chance Curb and gutter installation $31,468 $53,496
Fortune Arena floor replacement and installation of some new dasher boards $418,143 $710,843
Garnish Resurfacing of Little Brook Road and installation of erosion control $55,291 $93,994
Heart’s Delight-Islington Repaving of North East Side Road, ditch repair and culvert replacement $126,467 $214,994
Humber Arm South Resurfacing of Boland’s Road, Bourgeois lane, Hillview Road, Islandview Road and Strickland’s Road $97,037 $164,963
Lord’s Cove Paving of Pond Road and installation of culverts and ditches $120,262 $204,446
Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North Complete replacement of road surface and upgrading of road bed $104,898 $178,327
Meadows Resurfacing of Mountainview Road, Brake’s Lane and Brook Street $90,696 $154,183
Red Bay Paving of gravel roads $246,390 $418,864
St. Vincent’s-St. Stephen’s-Peter’s River Road widening and culvert installation $65,007 $110,512
Spaniard’s Bay Seymour’s Road resurfacing and culvert replacement $186,405 $316,888
Trinity Bay North Replacement of the Catalina Bar Bridge with a new steel bridge $166,267 $282,654
Totals $2,090,275 $3,502,811

 


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