Infrastructure improvements announced
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.”