Cost-shared fund­ing al­lo­cated for Badger waste­water project

Advertiser (Grand Falls) - - News -

Ap­prox­i­mately $230,000 in cost-shared fund­ing be­tween the pro­vin­cial gov­ern­ment and the Town of Badger is be­ing in­vested in a wa­ter and waste­water in­fra­struc­ture project in the com­mu­nity.

Premier Dwight Ball made the an­nounce­ment Sept. 1.

Of the $230,000 in­vest­ment, gov­ern­ment is con­tribut­ing ap­prox­i­mately $187,000 for the wa­ter and waste­water sys­tem, al­lo­cated un­der the Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram for mu­nic­i­pal projects.

“Our gov­ern­ment is com­mit­ted to sup­port­ing the suc­cess of mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties, and re­spond­ing to in­fra­struc­ture needs through­out the prov­ince,” Ball stated in a news re­lease.

Ball was joined for the an­nounce­ment at Badger Town Hall by Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs and En­vi­ron­ment Min­is­ter Ed­die Joyce and Ad­vanced Ed­u­ca­tion, Skills and Labour Min­is­ter Al Hawkins, MHA for Grand Fall­sWind­sor-Buchans.

“I am pleased to see this an­nounce­ment tak­ing place in Badger to­day,” Hawkins stated in the re­lease. “This joint fund­ing will greatly im­prove vi­tal in­fra­struc­ture and will im­prove com­mu­nity life for the res­i­dents of Badger.”

In Bud­get 2017, gov­ern­ment an­nounced $100 mil­lion would be in­vested in a new three-year pro­gram to sup­port de­vel­op­ment of mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture.

In ad­di­tion to Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram fund­ing, gov­ern­ment will con­tinue to lever­age fed­eral fund­ing by pro­vid­ing $35 mil­lion over the next two years to al­low an in­vest­ment of $60 mil­lion through the fed­eral Small Com­mu­ni­ties Fund of the New Build­ing Canada Fund.

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