In­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments an­nounced

The Compass - - PORTHTE -

The towns of Car­bon­ear, Har­bour Grace and Vic­to­ria are shar­ing more than $4.1 mil­lion in government fund­ing for var­i­ous in­fra­struc­ture im­prove­ments, in­clud­ing recre­ation, water and sewer and road paving.

Over $2 mil­lion has been al­lo­cated to Car­bon­ear un­der the 2012-14 Multi-Year Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram for up­grad­ing and paving Val­ley Road and water and sewer work for Lon­don Road.

In ad­di­tion, the Town of Har­bour Grace will re­ceive over $1.18 mil­lion un­der the Mu­nic­i­pal Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram for water and sewer up­grades for Har­vey Street and Col­lege Lane.

In Vic­to­ria, $1 mil­lion in road work has been ap­proved un­der the 2012-14 Multi-Year Cap­i­tal Works pro­gram.

“Pro­vid­ing fund­ing for qual­ity mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture such as roads and water and sewer is an im­por­tant com­mit­ment of this government,” said Kevin O’Brien, Min­is­ter of Mu­nic­i­pal Af­fairs.

Fund­ing is cost-shared based on pop­u­la­tion, with the pro­vin­cial government pro­vid­ing 80 per cent of the to­tal project cost for Car­bon­ear and Har­bour Grace, and 90 per cent for Vic­to­ria.

“This in­vest­ment to strengthen mu­nic­i­pal in­fra­struc­ture in Har­bour Grace, Car­bon­ear, and Vic­to­ria will en­sure that water and sewer ser­vices are re­li­able, and roads are in good shape,” said Jerome Kennedy, Min­is­ter of Fi­nance and MHA for the District of Car­bon­ear-Har­bour Grace.

“Res­i­dents and vis­i­tors to the area, par­tic­u­larly fam­i­lies and youth, will ben­e­fit from th­ese up­grades, and this work will build on in­vest­ments made in recre­ational fa­cil­i­ties for the 2012 Sum­mer Games.”

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