Cost-shared funding allocated for Badger wastewater project
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.