Joint Funding for Municipal Infrastructure Projects in the Avalon Region
Premier Dwight Ball was joined in Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview on Monday by Betty Parsley, MHA for Harbour Main, and Ken McDonald, MP for Avalon for a funding announcement.
Millions of dollars in investments will be made in municipal infrastructure in the Avalon region.
The Provincial Government provided $18.8 million to leverage an additional $12.7 million in federal funds from the Small Communities Fund. This will result in total project values of approximately $42.9 million. The projects in the Avalon region represent 12 of 72 projects that the Provincial Government is cost-sharing with the Federal Government and municipal governments under the Small Communities Fund in 2018-19.
The Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada are specifically investing $5.88 million in municipal infrastructure projects in the Avalon region through the fund. The funding will contribute to cost-shared projects that improve water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure in communities in the region.