Provincial Government Announces Capital Works Projects in Labrador

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Provincial Government Announces Capital Works Projects in Labrador

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 2015515 Views

August 25, 2015

Responsible Investments to Strengthen Communities

Three Labrador communities, Hopedale, L’Anse au Loup and West St. Modeste, will receive funding from the Provincial Government to assist with municipal infrastructure upgrades. The $1.1 million cost-shared investment is in addition to over $11.5 million provided to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador City and Wabush through the 2014-17 multi-year capital works program.

“The Provincial Government is committed to investing in priority infrastructure projects throughout our province. Sound infrastructure investments and the delivery of improved municipal services support the long-term sustainability, growth and development of communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.”
– The Honourable Paul Davis, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

The Municipal Capital Works program fosters the development of cost-shared projects in a wide range of municipal infrastructure areas. Typical projects include water and wastewater treatment, roads, recreational facilities and various community initiatives.

“Investing in infrastructure is essential to the overall viability of our province’s communities and through the 2015 municipal capital works program we have put a focus on investing in drinking water related projects. Communities with quality municipal services are an important component in increasing the province’s population and align with our Population Growth Strategy.”
– The Honourable Keith Hutchings, Minister of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs

In addition to the capital works projects announced today, in March, the Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs funded two advanced drinking water units at a cost of $750,000 for the communities of Cartwright and Charlottetown, Labrador. Advanced drinking water units are an innovative way for rural areas of the province to access clean and safe drinking water.

“I am very pleased to see our government continue to make it a priority to invest in the communities of Labrador and help them improve their water and sewer operations for their residents. The communities of Hopedale, L’Anse au Loup and West St. Modeste, already do their best to provide the necessary services to their beautiful communities and I am glad that government has been able to partner with them to upgrade their infrastructure. I look forward to our government making more of these beneficial partnerships with Labrador communities in the future.”
– The Honourable Keith Russell, Minister of Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs

The 2015 municipal capital works program investment builds on the new community sustainability partnership announced through Budget 2015, which provided an additional $46 million over the next three years to communities throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. These additional revenues to municipalities can be utilized to assist with financing municipal capital works projects.

A list of the projects that have been approved for Labrador through the 2015-16 Municipal Capital Works program is included in the backgrounder below.

QUICK FACTS

  • Over $1.1 million is being invested in capital works projects in Hopedale, L’Anse au Loup and West St. Modeste, Labrador. This funding is in addition to over $11.5 million provided to Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador City and Wabush through the 2014-17 multi-year capital works program.
  • Typical capital works projects include water and wastewater treatment, roads, recreational facilities and various community initiatives.
  • Since 2008, the Provincial Government has approved in excess of $800 million in municipal capital works projects resulting in improved municipal infrastructure throughout Newfoundland and Labrador. When federal and municipal contributions are included the total investment is in excess of $1.3 billion.
  • Strong communities with quality services and sound infrastructure are important to increasing the province’s population and align with our Population Growth Strategy.

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Media contacts:

Heather MacLean
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-729-3581
[email protected]

Kevin Guest
Director of Communications
Department of Municipal and Intergovernmental Affairs
709-729-1983, 730-2320
[email protected]

Donna Ivey
Special Assistant (Communications)
Office of the Premier
709-729-3551
[email protected]

Vanessa Colman-Sadd
Director of Communications
Labrador and Aboriginal Affairs
709-729-1495
[email protected]

BACKGROUNDER
2015-16 Municipal Infrastructure Funding for Hopedale, L’Anse au Loup, West St. Modeste, Labrador

Applicant Description Amount
Hopedale Intake upgrades to water distribution systems $691,000
L’Anse au Loup Upgrades/repairs to drinking water distribution systems and sanitary sewage collection systems – Brook Street $400,000
West St. Modeste Replacement of pump house electrical systems $91,800

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