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Building stronger communities across Newfoundland and Labrador with federal Gas Tax Fund

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First of two annual funding transfers now available for more than 275 municipalities and Inuit Community Governments across the province

ST. JOHN'S, Aug. 10, 2018 /CNW/ - Investing in modern, efficient public infrastructure is key to promoting economic growth, strengthening the middle class and developing healthy sustainable communities.

The Government of Canada delivered the first of two $16.4 million annual installments of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) to Newfoundland and Labrador. In total, the province will be provided with over $32.8 million this year through the fund.

The GTF is a long-term, indexed source of funding that supports local infrastructure projects across the province each year. Burnt Islands will replace old water culverts as part of an emergency preparedness project to prevent future flooding and protect the local environment. The Town of Heart's Content will upgrade parking facilities at the heritage lighthouse to better accommodate growing tourism. Mount Moriah will use gas tax funds to enlarge its water system to provide clean drinking water to residents and businesses. In Labrador, Cartwright is upgrading its wastewater lift station to keep the local environment and waterways clean.

Drinking water and wastewater systems, culture and tourism infrastructure, and disaster mitigation are only four of the 18 project categories eligible for funding under the program. This wide range demonstrates the flexibility of the GTF in allowing communities to direct their allocations to their most pressing local needs.

Quotes

"Local governments know best what their communities need, and the Government of Canada is proud to deliver stable, long-term funding that they count on to develop and maintain their public infrastructure. By investing in our communities, the Government of Canada is promoting economic growth and environmental sustainability, strengthening the middle class and helping ensure all Canadians have access to the opportunities they need to succeed.

The Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"Through Federal-Provincial cooperation on this fund we are continuing to enhance vital infrastructure, and ensure safe and sustainable communities across Newfoundland and Labrador.  We are pleased to see residents of municipalities and Inuit Community Governments continue to benefit from this Federal fund, and we look forward to accessing further federal support in future to advance even more projects in communities across our province."

The Honourable Andrew Parsons, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Newfoundland and Labrador

Quick Facts

  • The two federal Gas Tax Fund installments for this year flow to communities through the provincial government under the Investing in Canada plan.
  • Communities can invest across 18 different project categories. They can also use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank them for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects or use them to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
  • Through its Investing in Canada 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.

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2018-2019 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations in Newfoundland and Labrador by community:

Backgrounder

Newfoundland and Labrador's 2018-19 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations

The Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $16.4 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Newfoundland and Labrador. The funding will flow through the provincial government to 271 municipalities and 5 Inuit Community Governments on a per capita basis. In total, the GTF will provide over $32.8 million this year for local infrastructure projects.

2018-19 GTF allocations per community1

 


Ultimate Recipient

Allocation 2018-19

Admirals Beach

$15,264

Anchor Point

$22,992

Appleton

$36,215

Aquaforte

$12,137

Arnold's Cove

$52,654

Avondale

$36,840

Badger

$43,854

Baie Verte

$69,630

Baine Harbour

$14,549

Bauline

$26,164

Bay Bulls

$65,743

Bay de Verde

$26,208

Bay L'Argent

$21,160

Bay Roberts

$268,332

Baytona

$20,222

Beachside

$15,130

Bellburns

$11,199

Belleoram

$26,700

Birchy Bay

$33,713

Bird Cove

$16,559

Bishop's Cove

$20,714

Bishop's Falls

$157,679

Bonavista

$168,758

Botwood

$142,803

Branch

$19,463

Brent's Cove

$16,515

Brighton

$16,068

Brigus

$41,933

Bryant's Cove

$26,119

Buchans

$39,521

Burgeo

$73,829

Burin

$116,714

Burlington

$24,019

Burnt Islands

$37,510

Campbellton

$31,658

Cape Broyle

$31,033

Cape St. George

$50,823

Carbonear

$220,131

Carmanville

$41,352

Cartwright

$30,944

Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

$60,293

Chance Cove

$21,026

Change Islands

$19,910

Channel-Port aux Basques

$194,712

Chapel Arm

$29,335

Charlottetown (Labrador)

$22,188

Clarenville

$278,071

Clarke's Beach

$70,791

Coachman's Cove

$12,539

Colinet

$13,343

Colliers

$37,510

Come By Chance

$19,463

Comfort Cove-Newstead

$28,576

Conception Bay South

$1,118,445

Conception Harbour

$39,565

Conche

$16,515

Cook's Harbour

$16,291

Cormack

$35,456

Corner Brook

$896,781

Cottlesville

$20,580

Cow Head

$29,648

Cox's Cove

$37,913

Crow Head

$17,497

Cupids

$42,424

Daniel's Harbour

$20,267

Deer Lake

$231,567

Dover

$38,493

Eastport

$29,961

Elliston

$23,483

Embree

$39,297

Englee

$34,473

English Harbour East

$14,996

Fermeuse

$22,858

Ferryland

$29,201

Flatrock

$73,516

Fleur de Lys

$20,267

Flower's Cove

$22,188

Fogo Island

$115,419

Forteau

$27,593

Fortune

$72,846

Fox Cove-Mortier

$23,305

Fox Harbour

$20,490

Frenchman's Cove

$16,112

Gallants

$11,065

Gambo

$97,059

Gander

$502,236

Garnish

$32,775

Gaskiers Point La Haye

$18,837

Gaultois

$16,425

Gillams

$26,610

Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook

$19,954

Glenwood

$43,765

Glovertown

$103,223

Goose Cove East

$17,855

Grand Bank

$116,312

Grand Falls-Windsor

$621,556

Grand Le Pierre

$20,044

Greenspond

$22,054

Hampden

$28,844

Hant's Harbour

$23,885

Happy Adventure

$18,212

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

$345,794

Harbour Breton

$84,863

Harbour Grace

$148,298

Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview

$56,809

Hare Bay

$54,486

Hawke's Bay

$23,528

Heart's Content

$25,181

Heart's Delight-Islington

$39,878

Heart's Desire

$18,391

Hermitage-Sandyville

$28,531

Holyrood

$97,550

Howley

$18,301

Hughes Brook

$18,748

Humber Arm South

$83,523

Indian Bay

$16,202

Inuit Community Government of Hopedale

$33,267

Inuit Community Government of Makkovik

$24,556

Inuit Community Government of Nain

$61,500

Inuit Community Government of Postville

$17,631

Inuit Community Government Rigolet

$22,099

Irishtown-Summerside

$72,221

Isle aux Morts

$36,081

Jackson's Arm

$22,858

Keels

$11,154

King's Cove

$13,387

King's Point

$38,583

Kippens

$89,509

La Scie

$48,589

Labrador City

$337,529

Lamaline

$21,205

L'Anse au Clair

$17,006

L'Anse au Loup

$32,999

Lark Harbour

$31,212

Lawn

$38,449

Leading Tickles

$23,483

Lewin's Cove

$33,222

Lewisporte

$164,022

Little Bay East

$14,236

Little Bay Islands

$12,762

Little Bay

$13,253

Little Burnt Bay

$21,563

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove

$102,151

Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights

$21,741

Lord's Cove

$16,247

Lourdes

$32,194

Lumsden

$32,775

Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North

$18,257

Main Brook

$20,267

Mary's Harbour

$25,538

Marystown

$254,394

Massey Drive

$71,506

McIvers

$32,820

Meadows

$37,421

Middle Arm

$29,693

Miles Cove

$14,549

Millertown

$12,851

Milltown-Head of Bay D'Espoir

$43,675

Ming's Bight

$23,305

Morrisville

$13,656

Mount Carmel-Mitchells Brook-St.Catherine's

$24,422

Mount Moriah

$43,497

Mount Pearl

$1,093,250

Musgrave Harbour

$55,469

Musgravetown

$33,267

New Perlican

$17,810

New-Wes-Valley

$109,612

Nippers Harbour

$14,147

Norman's Cove-Long Cove

$40,593

Norris Arm

$49,170

Norris Point

$39,029

North River

$33,535

North West River

$33,133

Northern Arm

$26,164

Old Perlican

$37,957

Pacquet

$16,649

Paradise

$798,905

Parker's Cove

$21,875

Parson's Pond

$25,538

Pasadena

$158,170

Peterview

$44,569

Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

$49,706

Pilley's Island

$21,875

Pinware

$13,209

Placentia

$171,170

Point au Gaul

$12,762

Point Lance

$13,790

Point Leamington

$36,081

Point May

$18,837

Point of Bay

$15,532

Pool's Cove

$16,559

Port Anson

$15,800

Port au Choix

$45,909

Port au Port East

$35,143

Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove

$28,397

Port Blandford

$30,006

Port Hope Simpson

$28,129

Port Kirwan

$11,333

Port Rexton

$23,528

Port Saunders

$39,565

Portugal Cove South

$15,576

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

$337,485

Pouch Cove

$91,787

Raleigh

$17,408

Ramea

$31,926

Red Bay

$17,095

Red Harbour

$16,961

Reidville

$29,604

Rencontre East

$14,728

Renews-Cappahayden

$22,277

River of Ponds

$18,614

Riverhead

$17,899

Robert's Arm

$44,479

Rocky Harbour

$52,163

Roddickton-Bide Arm

$55,647

Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou

$28,755

Rushoon

$21,294

Salmon Cove

$39,476

Salvage

$14,504

Sandringham

$20,669

Sandy Cove

$14,326

Seal Cove, F.B

$20,178

Seal Cove, W.B

$22,009

Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-

$25,806

South Brook

$30,184

South River

$37,689

Southern Harbour

$32,284

Spaniard's Bay

$125,560

Springdale

$138,291

St. Alban's

$63,510

St. Anthony

$116,446

St. Bernard's-Jacques Fontaine

$29,425

St. Brendan's

$14,996

St. Bride's

$22,188

St. George's

$62,348

St. Jacques-Coomb's Cove

$36,036

St. John's

$4,751,372

St. Joseph's

$13,566

St. Lawrence

$64,001

St. Lewis

$17,676

St. Lunaire-Griquet

$37,957

St. Mary's

$28,040

St. Pauls

$19,954

St. Shott's

$12,047

St. Vincent's-St. Stephen's-Peter's River

$23,617

Steady Brook

$26,655

Stephenville Crossing

$92,189

Stephenville

$308,582

Summerford

$46,534

Sunnyside
(Trinity Bay)

$28,621

Terra Nova

$12,137

Terrenceville

$32,105

Tilt Cove

$8,652

Torbay

$338,870

Traytown

$21,071

Trepassey

$33,892

Trinity Bay North

$90,045

Trinity

$14,549

Triton

$53,012

Trout River

$34,160

Twillingate

$109,790

Upper Island Cove

$79,636

Victoria

$87,231

Wabana

$113,230

Wabush

$91,564

West St. Modeste

$13,790

Westport

$18,257

Whitbourne

$49,349

Whiteway

$21,518

Winterland

$24,645

Winterton

$30,050

Witless Bay

$60,561

Woodstock

$16,917

Woody Point

$20,982

York Harbour

$23,930




1 Amounts listed exclude administrative costs.

 

For more information on the Gas Tax Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund in Newfoundland Labrador, please visit:  http://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/for/gta.html

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 

The federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

The federal Gas Tax Fund in Newfoundland and Labrador: http://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/for/gta.html  

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

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