Over $1.8 million for investments
Infrastructure for the Baie Verte-Green Bay region gets a boost
Politicians gathered in Springdale last week to announce a series of municipal infrastructure projects for the Baie Verte-Green Bay area.
The total funding announcement was more than $1.8 million.
Premier Dwight Ball was in Springdale Sept. 1, and was joined by the Municipal Affairs and Environment Minister Eddie Joyce; Brian Warr, MHA for Baie Verte-Green Bay; and Scott Simms, federal member of Parliament for Coast of BaysCentral-Notre Dame.
Funding for the following communities was announced through the Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund:
Springdale received a provincial contribution of $224,000 and a federal contribution of up to $132,000 for new storm sewer, sewer and water lines, and upgrades to Orange Lane and Churchill Place.
Shoe Cove received provincial funding of $85,000 and $50,000 from the federal government to upgrades its water treatment system.
South Brook received $90,000 in provincial funding and $53,000 from the federal government to retrofit the sewage lift station.
Miles Cove is receiving $494,000 in provincial funding for Phase II of its water and sewer project, with the federal government contributing up to $291,000.
The province also announced a contribution of $48,000 for street upgrading and paving in the community of La Scie under the new provincial Municipal Capital Works program.
“Today’s announcement reflects the value of governments working together and highlights the importance of having well-developed municipal infrastructure,” Ball stated in a press release. “These projects will benefit residents, help create jobs and make communities more attractive places to live and work.”
Joyce said the investments to advance local water and wastewater systems and upgrades to municipal roads are priorities Premier Dwight Ball tries out a simulator in Botwood as he made his way across the province last week making several funding announcements along the way.
for residents. He said efforts to further such work through collaboration with federal and municipal partners will continue.
“Investing in water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water,” Simms stated in the release. “The Government of
Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects like the Orange Lane and Churchill Place infrastructure project in Springdale, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”
Warr also echoed the importance of the projects to the lives of his constituents, and visitors to the area, as well as the benefits of collaboration between governments.
Scott Simms, federal member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, was in Springdale last week to announce federal investments in several projects in his riding.