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Businesses and families in Newfoundland and Labrador to benefit from public infrastructure improvements

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Businesses and families in Newfoundland and Labrador to benefit from public infrastructure improvements

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NORRIS POINT, NL, Aug. 10, 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 recreational facilities, and reliable water and wastewater services that meet their needs. These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways and preserve local ecosystems.

Today, Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; and Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador announced almost $13 million in joint funding for 20 public infrastructure projects on the western side of the island portion of the province. 

The Government of Canada is contributing $4.3 million to these projects and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing $6.9 million. The municipalities involved are providing the balance of the funding.

Thanks to this support, families and businesses in communities such as Burgeo, Kippens and Norris Point will benefit from clean and reliable water, effective wastewater treatment and a healthier environment.

The people of Channel-Port aux Basques will have access to an improved recreational facility that will support a safe and supportive community space. 

Quotes

"These vital investments in Newfoundland and Labrador's water infrastructure reflect the Government of Canada's commitment to building sustainable communities that meet people's needs now, and into the future. We will continue working in close collaboration with our partners to ensure we make smart infrastructure investments that help protect the environment and preserve public health, while paving the way for economic development that creates good jobs and strengthens the middle class."

Gudie Hutchings, Member of Parliament for Long Range Mountains, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Through investments such as the one we are making today, our government is continuing to build strong communities and creating new business opportunities by supporting projects that are priorities for residents. Through The Way Forward, we are improving municipal infrastructure and providing a better quality of life for people of the western region."

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

We are pleased to be receiving funding for Phase 3 of our water main project. This funding helps us provide a better quality of service to our residents, businesses, hospital and the expanding tourism industry. Without partnerships with the Federal and Provincial Governments, our small town would not be able to complete these improvements to our infrastructure, for that we are very grateful. 

Joseph Reid, Mayor of Norris Point

Quick facts

  • Through the Investing in Canada infrastructure plan, 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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Businesses and families in Newfoundland and Labrador to benefit from public infrastructure improvements

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

The Government of Canada is contributing $4,258,357 to these projects and the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing $6,920,631. The municipalities involved are providing the balance of the funding.

Project Information:

 

Location

Project Name

Bay St. George South (Jeffreys)

Water Distribution System Upgrades (Robinson's and Mckay's)

Bay St. George South (Jeffreys)

New Artesian Well and Associated Work

Burgeo

Watermain Replacement, Phase 3

Channel-Port aux Basques

Bruce II Complex - Dehumidification Unit Replacement and Roofing System Upgrades

Channel-Port aux Basques

Taylor's Lane/Anderson's Lane Storm Sewer Replacement and Reconstruction

Cow Head

Storm Surge Disaster Mitigation

Deer Lake

High Street Water, Sewer and Storm Upgrade
- Phase 1

Fox Roost-Margaree

Water Supply Improvements

Hughes Brook

Chlorination/Pumphouse Building

Irishtown-Summerside

Water System Intake Upgrades Phase 1A

Isle aux Morts

Watermain Replacement, Phase 2

Kippens

McCarthy's Lane Storm Sewer

Lark Harbour

Proposed Water and Sewer, Phase 4

Mainland

Water System Improvements Phase 4

Norris Point

Main Street Watermain Upgrade - Phase 3

Port Saunders

Water Storage Tank Replacement

Ramea

Town of Ramea Water and Sanitary Sewer Upgrades

Stephenville

Maple Street Reconstruction

Stephenville Crossing

Seal Cove Road Water, Sewer and Road Upgrade, Phase 1

Trout River

Main Street Water and Sewer Upgrade

 

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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