Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador have announced nearly $7 million in funding for water, wastewater, and road projects.
Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Mike Doyle, Mayor of Harbour Main-Chapel’s Cove-Lakeview revealed $6.9 million in joint support for water, wastewater, and road improvements in 11 municipalities across the Avalon Peninsula.
“By investing in wastewater infrastructure and road improvements, the Government of Canada is supporting Canada’s ongoing transition to a clean, sustainable growth economy and creating well-paying middle class jobs,” said McDonald. “The improvements to these Avalon Peninsula Communities’ public infrastructure will ensure residents continue to have modern and reliable wastewater treatment that helps protect the local environment.”
Joined @PremierofNL in Harbour Main today to announce nearly 7 million dollars worth of infrastructure projects in Avalon. I am so proud of this partnership and cooperation, that means clean water, wastewater & upgrades for thousands of Newfoundlanders in Avalon! #InvestInAvalon pic.twitter.com/eql6ew1qV4
— Ken McDonald (@avalonMPKen) August 6, 2018
The Government of Canada has committed more than $2.2 million through the Small Communities Fund, while the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is providing over $3.6 million to the projects. The municipalities involved will provide more than $1 million in total.
“I would like to express on behalf of our citizens what an honor it is to host the Premier, members of Caucus, and others in our town. Historic Kavanagh Park represents our first mayor and his dedication to the social wellbeing of others,” said Mayor Doyle. “Making these announcements here shows this government’s commitment to rural communities in this province.”
With the federal and provincial financial support, the Avalon Peninsula will receive the benefit of upgraded water and wastewater systems, improving water quality, reducing future blockages and repairs, and extending service to previously unserviced areas. These system upgrades will safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems for years to come.