Newfoundland and Labrador to receive government funding for public infrastructure projects
September 5, 2017 by Infrastructure Canada
Botwood, Newfoundland and Labrador — On September 1st, the Government of Canada announced more than $29.3 million in joint funding for 77 infrastructure projects across the province.
This support will help upgrade the Pleasant Avenue water and sewer systems in Stephenville and sanitary sewer upgrades in Botwood. Paradise will receive new wastewater systems as well as important upgrades to their road system, which will help traffic flow more efficiently. Additionally, residents throughout the Northeast Avalon region will benefit from a fully-accessible and inclusive community park, enabling residents to enjoy outdoor activities with family and friends.
“The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador continues to collaborate with the Government of Canada to assist communities as they pursue key infrastructure improvements. The projects we announced today will greatly benefit residents and make our communities more desirable places to live and work. Through our government’s vision for The Way Forward, we have committed to leveraging federal funding to maximize investments in communities. The announcement today demonstrates what can be accomplished when all levels of government come together to build safe and sustainable communities for the people of the province,” said Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador.
- The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- The Government of Canada will provide up to $11,913,506 for the 77 projects being announced today through the Small Communities Fund.
- The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador will contribute up to $17,451,414 for these 77 projects.
- The municipalities will contribute the remaining funding for these projects, which have a total eligible cost of $39,224,560.
SOURCE Infrastructure Canada