A project that will provide reliable water and wastewater services to residents in the Town of Portugal Cove–St. Philips, Newfoundland has received funding from the federal and provincial governments.

The funding will support the installation of new water and sewer mains to homes on Drovers Heights road in the Town of Portugal Cove–St. Philips. The Government of Canada is contributing $151,306 to the project. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing $60,523, with the municipality contributing $480,544.

The announcement was made by Nick Whalen, Member of Parliament for St. John’s East, on behalf of the Honourable François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Bernard Davis, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour and MHA for Virginia Waters–Pleasantville; and Darrin Thorne, Mayor of Flatrock.

Funding was also announced for two other projects. The first project consists of the installation of a roundabout at the intersection of Snow’s Lane and Logy Bay Road in Logy Bay–Middle Cove–Outer Cove. Once completed, residents and tourists alike will benefit from smoother and safer driving conditions.

The second project includes the construction of a new chalet at the Red Head Recreation Complex in Flatrock. The new chalet will offer local residents enhanced community programming, summer camps and a space for the local 50 plus club, enabling participants to engage in fun and healthy activities year-round.

These investments complement the Atlantic Growth Strategy, a federal-provincial action plan aimed at stimulating economic growth in the region through five priority areas: 1) skilled workforce/immigration; 2) innovation; 3) clean growth and climate change; 4) trade and investment; and, 5) infrastructure.

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