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Building stronger communities across New Brunswick with federal Gas Tax Fund

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First of two annual funding transfers now available for more than 100 communities across the province

FREDERICTON, Aug. 14, 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 $23.8 million annual installments of the federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) to New Brunswick. In total, the province will be provided with over $47.6 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. The City of Campbellton is planning to put its share into the construction of a new sidewalk leading to a new elementary school on Village Avenue, promoting active transportation to the school. In the Village of Chipman, residents will enjoy an upgraded Heritage Centre that will provide a refreshed space for cultural and community events and meetings. In Fredericton, residents will benefit from improved water and wastewater services thanks to the replacement of aging pipes throughout the city. This project will lead to a more robust and reliable system while enabling connections to future housing developments.

Local roads, culture and water systems are only three 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

"Strong communities are built with strong and strategic infrastructure investments for essential services like clean drinking water and reliable wastewater services and recreational spaces. Our government is getting things done in areas that are a priority for New Brunswickers. These investments contribute to economic growth and a clean environment, and will have a lasting positive impact on the quality of life of all residents."

The Honourable Andrew Harvey, New Brunswick Minister of Environment and Local Government

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 New Brunswick by community:

Backgrounder

New Brunswick's 2018-19 federal Gas Tax Fund allocations

The Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $23.8-million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to New Brunswick. The funding will flow through the provincial government to the 108 communities listed below. Over 37.6-million will be distributed to local governments on a per capita basis, while the rest will be allocated to unincorporated areas. In total, the GTF will provide over $47.6 million this year for local infrastructure projects.

2018-19 GTF allocations per community1

 


Ultimate Recipient

Allocation 2018-19

Alma

$17,108

Aroostook

$25,884

Atholville

$91,221

Baker-Brook

$43,140

Balmoral

$126,765

Bas-Caraquet

$101,766

Bath

$39,232

Bathurst

$905,202

Beaubassin-East

$457,210

Belledune

$114,155

Beresford

$320,858

Bertrand

$83,846

Blacks Harbour

$72,416

Blackville

$73,006

Bouctouche

$178,681

Cambridge-Narrows

$45,721

Campbellton

$544,596

Campobello Island

$68,213

Canterbury

$24,778

Cap-Pelé

$166,365

Caraquet

$307,437

Centreville

$39,969

Charlo

$97,636

Chipman

$91,147

Clair

$63,198

Cocagne

$187,677

Dalhousie

$258,987

Dieppe

$1,718,961

Doaktown

$58,479

Dorchester

$86,059

Drummond

$57,151

Edmundston

$1,182,256

Eel River Crossing

$89,156

Florenceville-Bristol

$120,866

Fredericton Junction

$55,455

Fredericton

$4,146,155

Gagetown

$51,473

Government of New Brunswick (Unincorporated Areas)

$9,402,371

Grand Bay-Westfield

$377,346

Grand Manan

$175,288

Grande-Anse

$54,423

Grand-Sault / Grand Falls

$420,780

Hampton

$316,507

Hanwell

$314,590

Hartland

$69,835

Harvey

$26,769

Hillsborough

$99,554

Kedgwick

$154,050

Lac-Baker

$53,022

Lamèque

$105,601

Le Goulet

$60,248

Maisonnette

$42,255

McAdam

$94,687

Meductic

$16,814

Memramcook

$356,255

Millville

$22,639

Minto

$184,727

Miramichi

$1,313,446

Moncton

$5,093,759

Nackawic

$77,357

Neguac

$123,742

New Maryland

$312,083

Nigadoo

$70,204

Norton

$95,940

Oromocto

$658,677

Paquetville

$52,063

Perth-Andover

$131,116

Petitcodiac

$105,379

Petit-Rocher

$140,703

Plaster Rock

$83,699

Pointe-Verte

$71,974

Port Elgin

$30,825

Quispamsis

$1,318,976

Rexton

$60,322

Richibucto

$94,834

Riverside-Albert

$26,031

Riverview

$1,410,566

Rivière-Verte

$54,865

Rogersville

$86,280

Rothesay

$881,014

Sackville

$409,866

Saint Andrews

$139,301

Saint John

$5,166,691

Saint-André

$144,021

Saint-Antoine

$130,526

Sainte-Anne-de-Madawaska

$73,891

Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël

$70,425

Saint-François-de-Madawaska

$39,305

Saint-Hilaire

$22,344

Saint-Léolin

$50,441

Saint-Léonard

$99,038

Saint-Louis-de-Kent

$68,581

Saint-Quentin

$154,493

Salisbury

$162,826

Shediac

$446,369

Shippagan

$194,019

St. George

$113,786

St. Martins

$23,155

St. Stephen

$355,222

Stanley

$30,899

St-Isidore

$55,160

Sussex Corner

$110,247

Sussex

$317,982

Tide Head

$76,398

Tracadie-Sheila

$1,195,530

Tracy

$45,057

Upper Miramichi

$174,993

Woodstock

$387,448

 

More information on the federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

More information on the federal Gas Tax Fund in New Brunswick:
http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/local_government/content/financial_support/content/gas_tax_fund.html

1 Amounts exclude administrative costs.

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 New Brunswick: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nb-eng.html

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

The federal Gas Tax Fund in New Brunswick: http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/departments/elg/local_government/content/financial_support/content/gas_tax_fund.html

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SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

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