St. John’s, NL – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honourable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Honourable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s, have announced more than $27 million in funding for three projects to improve public services and protect waters in St. John’s, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove, and other surrounding communities.
In St. John’s, new wastewater infrastructure will improve municipal services in the Goulds area and help protect Shoal Bay and the harbour. In addition, residents of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove will have access to more reliable water infrastructure through ditching and erosion control measures along the Motion Bay Road extension.
Investing in water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure is critical for the growth and health of our cities and environment. These projects will protect our waterways and help our communities continue to provide safe and reliable services for families, businesses and visitors alike.
The Government of Canada is investing more than $9.8 million. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing more than $7.4 million towards these projects, while the municipalities are providing a total of over $9.8 million.
“Keeping on top of our Province’s infrastructure is providing quality services to residents. So is protecting the environment. Investments like ones announced today impact critical water, wastewater and road infrastructure in two communities in St. John’s South-Mount Pearl and are made possible through partnerships with those communities and the Provincial Government.” – The Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labour and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl
- The Government of Canada’s funding comes from the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
- Under the Investing in Canada Plan, the federal government is investing more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.
- Over the past 6 years, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $124 million towards 289 Green Infrastructure Stream projects across Newfoundland and Labrador under the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
- During that period, Infrastructure Canada has invested over $46 billion in communities across Canada to support world-class, modern public infrastructure, including more than $4.5 billion for infrastructure projects related to drinking water and wastewater.
- Infrastructure Canada helps address complex challenges that Canadians face every day—ranging from the rapid growth of our cities, to climate change, and environmental threats to our water and land.
- The funding announced today builds on the Government of Canada’s work through the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create well-paying middle-class jobs, strengthen local economies, and build inclusive communities