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N.L. government announces $10.6M for municipal infrastructure projects

Premier Dwight Ball takes questions from reporters outside the House of Assembly Tuesday afternoon.
Premier Dwight Ball - Ashley Fitzpatrick

ST. JOHN’S, NL – Forty-eight communities in Newfoundland and Labrador will see improvements to their infrastructure this year as part of a $10.6 million investment by the provincial government through its three-year Municipal Capital Works program.

Premier Dwight Ball made the announcement on Wednesday, March 21, along with Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador president Tony Keats and Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador executive director Jim Organ.

The projects – which include water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure – will be cost-shared with the municipalities kicking in over $4 million in funding, according to a news release.

Ball also announced $18.8 million in provincial funding is being committed to leverage an additional $12.7 million in federal funding under the multi-year Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund.

As well, the release stated the provincial government continues to work with the federal government on the details of the second phase of the Investing in Canada Plan.

Some $555.9 million over 10 years has been allocated to Newfoundland and Labrador for cost-shared projects under that program.

“The significant investments in municipal infrastructure announced today will provide a better quality of life for residents,” Ball said.

“These projects will create jobs, increase tourism, and build on our economic foundation. Through these investments, we are creating incentives for people live in, and visit the beautiful and unique communities of Newfoundland and Labrador.”

Cost-shared project funding for 2018-19 under the provincial Municipal Capital Works program

Community

Project

Project Value

Provincial Contribution

Municipal Contribution

Appleton

Watermain Extension - Steele Ave

$305,000

$248,926

$27,658

Badger

Hydrants and Water/Sewer Extensions

$705,000

$575,387

$63,932

Bauline

Alternate Power Supply Emergency Operating Center/Town Hall

$220,000

$99,752

$99,752

Bird Cove

Waterline Upgrade - Big Droke

$575,000

$401,501

$119,929

Burnt Islands

Upgrade Causeway

$145,000

$65,746

$65,746

Change Islands

Roof Repairs for Community Centre

$22,500

$12,242

$8,162

Chapel Arm

Water and Sewer Feasibility Study

$31,000

$25,301

$2,811

Conception Harbour

Road upgrading and repaving

$250,000

$113,354

$113,354

Cormack

Firehall Extension

$105,000

$57,131

$38,087

Cox's Cove

Ice plant for Town Arena

$31,471

$17,123

$11,416

Deer Lake

Water Study (Water Filter)

$45,000

$32,646

$8,162

Embree

Fire Pump and Automatic Backwashing System Upgrade

$495,000

$359,107

$89,777

Forresters Point

Water System Phase 1A

$170,000

$138,746

$15,416

Gillams

Upgrades To Fire Hall/Town Hall

$325,000

$176,833

$117,889

Glovertown

Fire Hall - Early Design Initiative

$65,000

$35,367

$23,578

Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview

New Flow Limiting/Meter Building

$170,000

$138,746

$15,416

Humber Arm South

Sewer System Study - John's Beach

$50,000

$40,808

$4,534

L'Anse au Clair

Community Centre/Town Office/Fire Hall

$2,000,000

$1,088,202

$725,468

Lawn

Power House Road Water & Sewer System Extension & Upgrading

$1,575,000

$1,285,438

$142,826

Little Bay (Notre Dame Bay)

Water System Pump Upgrades

$180,000

$146,907

$16,323

Massey Drive

Sanitary Sewer Lift Station Emergency Power Generators

$300,000

$136,025

$136,025

Meadows

Municipal Equipment Storage Garage

$360,000

$195,876

$130,584

Millertown

Sanitary Sewer Investigation

$150,000

$122,423

$13,603

Milltown-Head of Bay d'Espoir

Water/Sewer Upgrading and repairs to road

$460,000

$375,430

$41,714

Ming's Bight

Portable water dispensing unit

$220,000

$179,553

$19,950

Musgrave Harbour

Lift station upgrade

$200,000

$163,230

$18,137

Nain

Nain Water/Sewer Chamber Separation

$550,000

$448,883

$49,876

North River

2018 Street Paving

$255,000

$115,621

$115,621

North West River

Local Roads Resurfacing

$160,000

$72,547

$72,547

North West River

Little Lake Sewage Lift Stations Retrofit

$450,000

$367,268

$40,808

Petty Harbour - Maddox Cove

Water Valve Replacements in Petty Harbour - Maddox Cove

$590,000

$481,529

$53,503

Point au Gaul

Breakwater Upgrades

$270,000

$220,361

$24,485

Port au Port East

Emergency Generators

$125,000

$56,677

$56,677

Random Island West

New Fire Halll

$1,000,000

$544,101

$362,734

Robert's Arm

Storm Water Infiltration Investigation

$65,000

$53,050

$5,894

Seal Cove (White Bay)

Chlorination System Upgrades

$265,000

$216,280

$24,031

Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-Broad Cove

Completion of New Firehall

$225,000

$122,423

$81,615

Southern Harbour

Construction of New Town Office, Fire Hall, and Community Centre

$1,500,000

$816,151

$544,101

Spaniard's Bay

Emergency Backup Generator - Chlorination Plant

$95,000

$43,075

$43,075

St. George's

Extension To Fire Hall

$320,000

$174,112

$116,075

St. Joseph's

Paving Local Roads

$170,000

$77,081

$77,081

St. Lunaire - Griquet

Disaster Mitigation Study - White Cape Harbour

$32,500

$26,525

$2,947

Stephenville

Well Field Back-up Generator

$155,000

$70,280

$70,280

Traytown

Conduct Well Drilling and Water Testing - Phase 2

$105,000

$85,696

$9,522

Trepassey

Fire Hall Extension

$55,000

$29,926

$19,950

Twillingate

Street Paving

$235,000

$106,553

$106,553

Twillingate

Park Road Water and Sewer Extension

$245,000

$199,957

$22,217

Upper Island Cove

Recreation Centre Backup Generator

$150,000

$68,013

$68,013

West St. Modeste

Electrical Fund Overrun

$21,000

$17,139

$1,904

Witless Bay

New Regional Fire Station Feasibility Study

$55,000

$29,926

$19,950

Totals:

$16,248,471

$10,674,974

$4,059,708

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