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Premier Ball Announces over $10 Million Investment in Municipal Capital Works

Executive Council
Municipal Affairs and Environment
March 21, 2018

Premier Ball Announces over $10 Million Investment in Municipal Capital Works

The Provincial Government is investing $10.6 million in Municipal Capital Works as a part of its three-year municipal infrastructure program.

The Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, was joined at an announcement today by the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; Tony Keats, President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador; and Jim Organ, Executive Director of the Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador. As a result of the funding, 48 communities will cost-share projects to improve water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure. The municipal share in these projects will be over $4 million. A complete list of approved provincial-municipal cost-shared projects is provided in the backgrounder below.

As a part of Budget 2017, Premier Ball also announced that $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. Through The Way Forward, the Provincial Government has committed to leverage federal funding, and this funding will result in total project values of approximately $42.9 million.

In addition, the Provincial Government continues to work with the Federal Government on the details of the second phase of the Investing in Canada Plan which is anticipated to be announced in the coming months. Approximately, $555.9 million over 10 years has been allocated to Newfoundland and Labrador for cost shared projects under that program.

In March 2017, the Provincial Government released its three-year municipal infrastructure program. Under this program, $100 million is being provided for Municipal Capital Works and Multi-Year Capital Works to support the development of municipal infrastructure.

Quotes
“The significant investments in municipal infrastructure announced today will provide a better quality of life for residents. 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.”
Honourable Dwight Ball
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Our government is investing in infrastructure projects which communities have indicated are a priority for them. Through our three-year municipal infrastructure program, we are working to improve access to water and wastewater systems, as well as promote regional collaboration and sharing of services.”
Honourable Eddie Joyce
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

“We’re glad to see the Provincial Government once again leveraging as much federal infrastructure funding as possible. Municipal infrastructure is an important investment in the future of our communities and regions.”
Tony Keats
President, Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador

“Building and maintaining infrastructure is the foundation of any municipality. It enables local businesses to transport goods to market, connects residents and businesses to vital services, employment and education, and leads visitors to every corner of our province. These benefits are in addition to the significant job and economic spin off component, associated with infrastructure spending.”
Jim Organ
Executive Director, Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador

Learn More

Municipal Capital Works: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/capital_works/cwfunding.html

Three Year Municipal Infrastructure Program: www.mae.gov.nl.ca/pdf/Multi-Year_Municipal_Infrastructure_Plan.pdf PDF

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Media contacts
Michelle Cannizzaro
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
michellecannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Gail Woodfine
Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador
709-753-6820
gwoodfine@municipalnl.ca

Jim Organ
Executive Director
Heavy Civil Association of Newfoundland and Labrador
709-384-8811
jorgan.hcanl@gmail.com

BACKGROUNDER
Municipal Capital Works Program

Cost-shared project funding for 2018-19 under the provincial Municipal Capital Works program is allocated as per link  below:

http://www.releases.gov.nl.ca/releases/2018/exec/0321n01.aspx

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