This morning, Andrew Parsons, Newfoundland and Labrador’s Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined by Danny Breen, Mayor of the City of St. John’s, to announce over $46 million for municipal infrastructure projects in the city.
“We are pleased to be working with the City of St. John’s to provide over $20 million in provincial funding for projects that prioritize improvements to roads and water and sewer systems,” said Minister Parsons. “These types of upgrades support the safety and well-being of residents and demonstrate our government’s commitment to building safe and sustainable communities.”
Funding was allocated through the 2017–2020 Multi-Year Capital Works program and projects will be cost-shared fifty-fifty between the Provincial Government and the City of St. John’s. The list of projects includes:
- Northeast Land Assembly Trunk Storm Sewer Replacement ($5.4 million total project value)
- Bishops Line – Box Culvert ($1 million total project value)
- Empire Avenue – Sewer Separation ($2.1 million total project value)
- Gould’s Pump Station and Force Main Repairs ($2.8 million total project value)
“Cost sharing these projects with the Provincial Government allows the city to undertake infrastructure construction and renewal at an affordable cost. These funds will help the city to enhance the quality of roads, water, and wastewater services for residents in St. John’s,” said Mayor Breen
The Multi-Year Capital Works program is part of the Provincial Government’s 2017–2020 municipal infrastructure program. The program provides $100 million over three years to support the development of municipal infrastructure. This includes $70 million for multi-year communities from 2017–2020 and $10 million each year for three years to communities through the Municipal Capital Works program.
These initiatives deliver on commitments in The Way Forward to strengthen the province’s economic foundation and deliver better services and better outcomes for residents.