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Residents of Avalon Peninsula to benefit from improved public infrastructure

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Residents of Avalon Peninsula to benefit from improved public infrastructure

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HARBOUR MAIN, NL, Aug. 6, 2018 /CNW/ - The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are committed to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable roads, and water and wastewater services that meet their needs.

Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; and his Worship, Mike Doyle, Mayor of Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview, today announced more than $6.9 million in joint support for water and wastewater and road improvements in 11 municipalities across the Avalon Peninsula.

The Government of Canada is contributing more than $2.2 million through the Small Communities Fund. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing over $3.6 million to these projects. The municipalities involved will provide more than $1 million in total.

Thanks to this support, families and businesses in the Avalon Peninsula will benefit from modern and reliable water and wastewater systems that improve water quality, reduce future blockages and repairs, and extend to unserviced areas. These system upgrades will safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems for years to come.

Spaniard's Bay will also receive funding for resurfacing and culvert replacement along Brown's Road, increasing road safety for drivers.  

Quotes

"By investing in wastewater infrastructure and road improvements, the Government of Canada is supporting Canada's ongoing transition to a clean, sustainable growth economy and creating well-paying middle class jobs. The improvements to these Avalon Peninsula Communities' public infrastructure will ensure residents continue to have modern and reliable wastewater treatment that helps protect the local environment."

Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Today's announcement was a demonstration of what can be accomplished when we all come together to make improvements that benefit residents for the long-term. The significant investments in municipal infrastructure announced today will provide a better quality of life for residents of the Avalon region. Through development of these projects, employment opportunities will be created in many communities, and small businesses and the tourism sector will benefit from developed infrastructure."

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

"I would like to express on behalf of our citizens what an honor it is to host the Premier, members of Caucus, and others in our town. Historic Kavanagh Park represents our first mayor and his dedication to the social wellbeing of others. Making these announcements here shows this government's commitment to rural communities in this province."

His Worship, Mike Doyle, Mayor of Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview

Quick facts

  • 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.
  • $26.9 billion of this funding will support green infrastructure projects, including $5 billion that will be available for investment through the Canada Infrastructure Bank.
  • These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a 2-year federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas:
    • Skilled workforce/Immigration;
    • Innovation;
    • Clean growth and climate change;
    • Trade and investment;
    • Infrastructure.

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Residents of Avalon Peninsula to benefit from improved public infrastructure

Joint federal-provincial-municipal funding through the Small Communities Fund will support 12 infrastructure projects across the Avalon Peninsula in Newfoundland and Labrador.

The Government of Canada is contributing up to $2.2 million towards these projects. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing over $3.6 million. The municipalities involved will provide more than $1 million in total.

Project Information:

 

Location

Project Name

Description

Admirals Beach

Water Tank Upgrade

Replace town water holding tank;

upgrades to control building

Brigus

Farm Road - Water, Sewer Phase 3

Develop water and sewer services on Farm Road

Carbonear

Mahaney's Lane Water, Sewer and Street Upgrading

Extend water line; repair sewer line

Colliers

Bedlam Pond Water Supply and Access Road phase 1

Connect Bedlam Pond to Mahoneys well water system; develop access road

Conception Bay South

Water and Sewer Upgrades

Upgrade storm sewer system on Tilley's Road South; repair sewer line

Harbour Grace

Kitchen's Hill - Water and Sewer System Upgrade

Upgrade water and sewer system to improve water quality; increase water services on Kitchen's Hill

Harbour Grace

Noad Street - Water and Sewer Upgrade

Upgrade water and sewer system to improve water quality; increase water services on Noad Street

Placentia

Clarke's Pond to Dunville Water Connection, Phase 1

Connect multiple water sources; upgrade pump house and distribution infrastructure

South River

2018 Boone's Road - Water and Sewer

Provide water and sewer services to residents of Boone's Road and on CBN Highway.

Spaniard's Bay

Road Upgrading and Paving - Brown's Road

Replace ditch and culverts; asphalt resurfacing

Trepassey

Lift Station Upgrades

Upgrades to Mercer's Station, Ryan's Station and Daniel's Point Station

Upper Island Cove

2018 Water System Improvements

Install new water mains and house connections to Adams Lane and Island Lane

 

Associated links

Investing in Canada: Canada's Long-Term Infrastructure Plan:
http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/icp-publication-pic-eng.html

Federal infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nl-eng.html

Atlantic Growth Strategy: http://www.acoa-apeca.gc.ca/ags-sca/Eng/atlantic-growth.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng 
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

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