Over $99 million in joint funding has been announced for green, recreation, and rural infrastructure for residents across Newfoundland and Labrador.
“Investing in public infrastructure is investing in a better quality of life for Canadians,” said Seamus O’Regan Jr., minister of natural resources. “The 88 projects announced today will provide residents across Newfoundland and Labrador with the services and facilities they rely on to stay healthy, enjoy an active lifestyle, and to connect with one another.”
The investments will support 88 infrastructure projects across the province. The projects include upgrades to water and wastewater systems, recreation facilities, and roads that people rely on to go about their daily activities.
“Investing in these projects announced today are an integral part of keeping our rural towns and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador thriving,” said Churence Rogers, member of parliament for Bonavista-Burin-Trinity. “This infrastructure investment in Bonavista-Burin-Trinity and the province will bolster much needed upgrades and services to help residents in Newfoundland and Labrador stay healthy and well, all while protecting key infrastructure for generations to come. I’m proud to be announcing projects that are creating jobs across the country, and building stronger communities.”
“We continue to work with our federal and municipal partners to create a happy and healthy province,” added Elvis Loveless, minister of transportation and infrastructure. “These projects will provide a great number of communities with the ability to become a better place for our residents to live and grow.”
The Government of Canada is investing more than $39.3 million in these projects through the Community, Culture and Recreation Infrastructure Stream, Green Infrastructure Stream, and the Rural and Northern Communities Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program. One project is also receiving funds through the federal Canada Community-Building Fund. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing more than $39.3 million, while project recipients are contributing more than $20.3 million in total towards their respective projects.