$38.8 million for municipal infrastructure announced in Botwood.
The provincial government announced $38.8 million for projects supporting improvements in municipal infrastructure last week during a stop in Botwood.
Premier Dwight Ball, was joined by a number of politicians, said the investments allocated under the Small Communities Fund and provincial Municipal Capital Works program will also bring benefits to residents and businesses.
The premier was joined by the Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce; Jerry Dean, MHA for Exploits; and Scott Simms, member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-CentralNotre Dame.
About $29.3 million has been allocated for 77 projects under the Small Communities Fund for municipal infrastructure projects.
The provincial share in these projects will be $17.4 million and the federal share is $11.9 million.
Through these investments, a wide variety of communityoriented projects have been approved, including:
The Town of Botwood’s sewage system upgrades;
The Town of Stephenville’s upgrades to its water and sewer system;
The Town of Paradise’s upgrades to its road system;
Husky Energy Easter Seals House’s fully-accessible and inclusive community park.
Ball and Joyce also announced $9.5 million has been allocated for 28 communities under the new provincial Municipal Capital Works program. Some of these projects in the Green Bay area were announced when the group stopped in Springdale later in the day.
“Contributing to well-developed infrastructure ensures a higher standard of living for residents,” Ball stated in a press release. “By working closely with the federal and municipal governments, we are able to advance infrastructure projects that benefit communities and contribute to economic development and businesses growth. Our government is leveraging available funds for maximum gain.”
Joyce said the infrastructure in communities are receiving upgrades, strengthening the infrastructure throughout the province through better access to water, protecting the environment by investing in wastewater infrastructure and advancing regional collaboration and sharing of services.
Premier Dwight Ball, along with a number of politicians, announced $38.8 million for municipal infrastructure when he stopped in Botwood last week.