Investing in community infrastructure to improve public services and protect waters in and around the Avalon Peninsula

ST. JOHN’S, NL, July 7, 2022 /CNW/ – Today, the Honorable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labor and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities; the Honorable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; the Honorable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure; and His Worship Danny Breen, Mayor of City of St. John’sannounced more than $27 million in the financing of three projects to improve public services and protect water St. John’s, small harborMaddox Coveand other surrounding communities.

In St. John’snew wastewater treatment infrastructure will improve municipal services Goulds area and help protect Shoal Bay and the port. Moreover, the inhabitants of small harborMaddox Cove will have access to more reliable water supply infrastructure through ditches and erosion control measures along the Motion Bay Road Extension.

Investing in water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure is essential to the growth and health of our cities and our environment. These projects will protect our waterways and help our communities continue to provide safe and reliable services to families, businesses and visitors.

The government of Canada invest more than $9.8 million. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador contribute more than $7.4 million towards these projects, while municipalities provide a total of more than $9.8 million.

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“Keeping control of our province’s infrastructure means providing quality services to residents. The same goes for environmental protection. Investments like those announced today are impacting critical water, wastewater and road infrastructure in two St. John’s communities. South Mount Pearl and are made possible through partnerships with these communities and the provincial government. »

The Honorable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Labor and Member of Parliament for St. John’s South—Mount Pearl, on behalf of the Honorable Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities

“Our government continues to make significant infrastructure investments in communities across Newfoundland and Labrador. Partnering with our federal and municipal colleagues enables municipalities to improve the way these important services are delivered. We look forward to partnering with other projects in the future.”

The Honorable Andrew Furey, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“We all know how important infrastructure investments are for municipalities. From improving roads to replacing sewer lines, an investment in infrastructure is an investment in communities and the people who live there. These projects will improve services in these communities and create jobs. for the workers who live there.

The Honorable Elvis Loveless, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure

“On behalf of St. John’s City Council, I thank our federal and provincial government partners for their financial support to improve our wastewater treatment services through the construction of a new Kilbride at Goulds. Modern wastewater treatment infrastructure is vital to the health and safety of our community and to the protection of the environment. I look forward to the completion of this project in 2023.”

His Honor Danny Breen, Mayor of City of St. John’s

“The Town of Petty HarborMaddox Cove is pleased to partner with the provincial and federal governments to protect our water main for our residents. Safe and safe drinking water is a priority at all levels of government. This collaboration will complete the water main protection project on the Motion Bay Road Extension for residents of Town of Petty HarborMaddox Cove.”

His Honor Ron Doyle, Mayor of small harborMaddox Cove

Fast facts

  • The government of from Canada funding comes from the Green Infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program.

  • Under Invest 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 from Canada 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 Investing in Canada Infrastructure program.

  • During this period, Infrastructure Canada has invested more than $46 billion in communities through Canada to support modern, world-class public infrastructure, including more than $4.5 billion for infrastructure projects related to drinking water and wastewater.

  • Infrastructure Canada helps address the complex challenges Canadians face every day, from the rapid growth of our cities to climate change and environmental threats to our waters and lands.

  • The funding announced today is supported by the Government of from Canada work under the Atlantic Growth Strategy to create well-paying middle class jobs, strengthen local economies and build inclusive communities.

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Investments in community infrastructure to protect public health and the environment Eastern Newfoundland communities

Joint federal, provincial and municipal funding under the Investing in Canada The infrastructure program will support three infrastructure projects in small harborMaddox Cove and St. John’s.

The government of Canada invest more than $9.8 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure component of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure program. The government of Newfoundland and Labrador contribute more than $7.4 million towards these projects, while municipalities provide a total of more than $9.8 million.

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Provincial funding

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Motion Bay Road Extension – Mainline Protection

Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

Excavation and erosion control measures along the Motion Bay Road Extension, as well as restoration of ground cover on the existing water main to protect the existing water main which currently serves approximately 211 households . The project aims to control stormwater runoff to prevent future erosion of vegetation cover and to replace lost fill material.

$92,963

$116,203

$23,241

Goulds Interview – Phase 2

St. John’s

The construction of a new sanitary sewer from Kilbride to Goulds. Mainline extension to divert raw sewage to the Riverhead sewage treatment system for treatment, protection of Shoal Bay and improved community access to drinking water.

$4,114,613

$3,085,959

$4,142,764

Goulds Interview – Phase 3

St. John’s

Construction of a new sanitary forcemain between the new Goulds sewage pumping station and Kilbride in St. John’s. This project will divert raw sewage to the Riverhead sewage treatment system for treatment and better protection of Shoal Bay’s environment.

$5,672,168

$4,254,126

$5,710,975

Related links

Federal investments in infrastructure Newfoundland and Labrador: https://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/prog-proj-nl-eng.html

Invest in Canada Plan the project map:

http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map

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