Premier Dwight Ball announced $38.8 million for projects that will support significant improvements in municipal infrastructure.
The money is being allocated under the Small Communities Fund and provincial Municipal Capital Works program.
Premier Ball made the announcement in Botwood where he was joined by Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; Jerry Dean, MHA for Exploits; and Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame.
Approximately $29.3 million has been allocated for 77 projects under the Small Communities Fund for municipal infrastructure projects. The provincial share in these projects will be $17.4 million and the federal share is $11.9 million.
Through these investments, a wide variety of community-oriented projects have been approved, including:
The Town of Botwood’s sewage system upgrades;
The Town of Stephenville’s upgrades to its water and sewer system;
The Town of Paradise’s upgrades to its road system; and
Husky Energy Easter Seals House’s fully-accessible and inclusive community park.
Premier Ball and Minister Joyce also announced $9.5 million has been allocated for 28 communities under the new provincial Municipal Capital Works program.