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Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

Government of Newfoundland and Labrador

August 16, 2016 13:30 ET

More than $6.2 Million in Government Funding Going to Public Infrastructure Projects in Newfoundland and Labrador

MEADOWS, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - Aug. 16, 2016) - Infrastructure Canada

The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are investing in municipal infrastructure that will help create jobs and grow the middle class now while building a strong foundation for a sustainable economic future.

The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, joined the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Newfoundland and Labrador and Member of the House of Assembly for Humber-Bay of Islands, today to announce that 14 municipal infrastructure projects in Newfoundland and Labrador valued at more than $6.2 million will move forward as part of the federal government's Small Communities Fund. Kenneth Marche, Mayor of the Town of Meadows, also participated in the announcement.

Of the more than $6.2 million in projects approved in this round of funding, the federal government is contributing $2,090,275, the provincial government is contributing $3,502,811, and the remainder will be cost-shared by the municipalities. These projects are in addition to the 28 Small Communities Fund projects announced in May, and include important improvements to roadways, bridges and recreational infrastructure across the province.

The $1-billion Small Communities Fund supports priority infrastructure projects in communities across the country with less than 100,000 residents.

Quotes

"Public infrastructure connects people, supports job creation, and boosts economic development. This is why the Government of Canada is working in close partnership with provinces, territories and municipalities to ensure we make smart investments that help grow the middle class, promote sustainable development and safeguard public health and safety. By supporting improvements to Newfoundland and Labrador's municipal infrastructure, we are building 21st-century communities and ensuring a high quality of life for generations to come."

The Honourable Judy Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Member of Parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The majority of projects approved under this installment of the Small Communities Fund are focused on addressing upgrades to local roads in our communities. We are very pleased that our negotiations with the federal government earlier this year resulted in changes that allowed these projects to become eligible for funding under this program. These upgrades will go a long way towards improving the quality of life and safety of residents. I offer my sincere thanks to our federal representatives and the municipal leaders who have worked so hard to see these projects come to fruition."

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs for Newfoundland and Labrador and Member of the House of Assembly for Humber-Bay of Islands

"The Town of Meadows is very appreciative of the funding made available through the provincial and federal governments - and we are certainly willing to make our contribution in order to complete these important upgrades to Mountainview Road, Brake's Lane and Brook Street. Mountainview Road, for example, leads directly to the seniors' home in our community, and is well-travelled each and every day. Improvements to this road, and the others, will be of great benefit to all residents and visitors to the region."

Kenneth Marche, Mayor of the Town of Meadows

Related documents

Backgrounder including list of projects funded.

Associated links

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $120 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/index-eng.html.

Have your say on infrastructure: infraconsults.ca

Small Communities Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

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

Twitter: @INFC_eng

Web: Infrastructure Canada

BACKGROUNDER

The Governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced funding for 14 projects in communities across the province under the New Building Canada Plan's Small Communities Fund (SCF).

The federal and provincial governments have committed more than $2 million and $3.5 million, respectively, to the projects, which have a total eligible cost of more than $6.2 million. Recipient communities will be responsible for the remaining project costs.

Project details:

Recipient ProjectFederal contributionProvincial contribution
Town of Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North Complete replacement of road surface and upgrading of road bed$104,898$178,327
Town of Trinity Bay North Replacement of the Catalina Bar Bridge with a new steel bridge$166,267$282,654
Town of Channel-Port aux Basques Road reconstruction and paving on Grand Bay Road and Grand Bay West Road$168,855$236,397
Town of Garnish Resurfacing of Little Brook Road and installation of erosion control$55,291$93,994
Town of Fortune Arena floor replacement and installation of some new dasher boards$418,143$710,843
Town of Lord's Cove Paving of Pond Road and installation of culverts and ditches$120,262$204,446
Town of Heart's Delight-Islington Repaving of North East Side Road, ditch repair and culvert replacement$126,467$214,994
Town of Spaniard's Bay Seymour's Road resurfacing and culvert replacement$186,405$316,888
Town of Bryant's Cove Point Road re-grading and resurfacing$213,088$362,249
Town of Humber Arm South Resurfacing of Boland's Road, Bourgeois Lane, Hillview Road, Islandview Road and Strickland's Road$97,037$164,963
Town of Meadows Resurfacing of Mountainview Road, Brake's Lane and Brook Street$90,696$154,183
Town of St. Vincent's - St. Stephen's - Peter's River Road widening and culvert installation$65,007$110,512
Town of Come By Chance Curb and gutter installation$31,468$53,496
Town of Red Bay Paving of gravel roads$246,390$418,864
Total: $2,090,275$3,502,811

For more information on the individual projects, please direct your questions to the recipient listed above.

For more information on the Small Communities Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/sc-cp-eng.html.

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