Area com­mu­ni­ties re­ceive in­fra­struc­ture fund­ing

The Compass - - ORTHTE -

The provin­cial gov­ern­ment has an­nounced it will fund a va­ri­ety of mu­nic­i­pal cap­i­tal works projects in Cupids, Bri­gus and Up­per Is­land Cove.

The an­nounce­ment was made Aug. 25 as part of a $1.5 mil­lion al­lo­ca­tion for projects in the Har­bour Main and Port de Grave districts.

Cupids will re­ceive fund­ing to up­grade the Burnt Head Loop re­tain­ing struc­ture, and Bri­gus will also be­gin wa­ter main im­prove­ments. In Up­per Is­land Cove, the fund­ing will be used for the re­place­ment of the wa­ter booster sta­tion.

The Town of Holy­rood wi l l also re­ceive fund­ing to re­place a sewer lift sta­tion, and up­grade wa­ter and sewer ser­vices and pave Kennedy’s Lane.

“ The projects to be un­der­taken will greatly en­hance the mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture in these com­mu­ni­ties,” said Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs Min­is­ter Kevin O’Brien. “ Through a col­lab­o­ra­tive ap­proach with our mu­nic­i­pal­i­ties we are con­tin­u­ing our ef­forts to im­prove mu­nic­i­pal ser­vices through­out New­found­land and Labrador.”

“ These projects for the his­toric towns of our area are cer­tainly wel­comed and will pro­vide great ben­e­fits,” said Trans­porta­tion and Works Min­is­ter and Har­bour Main MHA Tom Hed­der­son.

“ With a strong em­pha­sis on wa­ter and waste­water projects, we are im­prov­ing our neigh­bour­hoods and demon­strat­ing our con­tin­ued com- mit­ment to the longevity of our com­mu­ni­ties.”

This year’s provin­cial bud­get in­cluded $140.8 mil­lion for new and on­go­ing mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture projects. When com­bined with fed­eral cost-shared pro­grams and mu­nic­i­pal con­tri­bu­tions, the to­tal in­vest­ment this year is ex­pected to be ap­prox­i­mately $219 mil­lion.

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