Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball announced that $123 million will be invested in 140 community infrastructure projects for all regions in the province through the federal Investing in Canada Plan.
Approximately two-thirds of the projects that received funding involve new and upgraded water or wastewater infrastructure. Road construction and rehabilitation, as well as other types of community-oriented infrastructure, represent the other third of the projects on the list.
“We are building safe and sustainable communities, and through the projects announced today communities will have improved access to quality drinking water and wastewater systems, better road systems, and improved services,” said Lisa Dempster, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment.
The provincial government will contribute $45 million; the federal government will contribute up to $43 million; and the remaining community share is approximately $22 million.
The agreement for the 10-year Investing in Canada Plan was signed by Premier Ball in September 2018, and these projects represent the first among hundreds over the next 10 years. Projects under the plan are anticipated to have a total value of more than $1.3 billion and over 4,000 person years of employment in the province.