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Better water and wastewater infrastructure for Springdale residents

by ahnationtalk on September 4, 2017171 Views

Springdale, Newfoundland and Labrador, September 1, 2017—Investing in local infrastructure helps create jobs while improving Canadians’ quality of life. The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador are working together to provide residents and businesses with modern, reliable and sustainable water and wastewater services that meet their needs, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the middle class across the province.

Today, the Honourable Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador; Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; the Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment; and Brian Warr, Member of the House Assembly for the District of Baie Verte-Green Bay, announced over $356,000 in federal and provincial funding to upgrade the infrastructure on Orange Lane and Churchill Place in Springdale.

Thanks to this investment, local residents will benefit from new water, sewer and storm water infrastructure, including new pipe lines on both Orange Lane and Churchill Place. Once the underground systems are complete, workers will repave these roads to ensure smoother and safer travel as people come and go from their homes.

In addition to this project, 76 other public infrastructure projects were announced today across Newfoundland and Labrador for a total federal-provincial investment of over $29 million.

Quotes

“Today’s announcement reflects the value of governments working together and highlights the importance of well-developed municipal infrastructure. These projects will benefit residents, help create jobs and make communities more attractive places to live and work. Through implementation of The Way Forward, we will continue to leverage all sources of available funding to maximize our provincial investments.”

The Honourable Dwight Ball,
Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador

“Investing in water and wastewater infrastructure is essential to maintaining a healthy environment and providing access to clean, reliable drinking water. The Government of Canada is working with provinces, territories and municipalities across the country to support important projects, like the Orange Lane and Churchill Place infrastructure project in Springdale, which ensure that Canadian communities are healthy and sustainable now and for years to come.”

Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays—Central—Notre Dame,
On behalf of the Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

“The investments we are making in these communities will be used to advance local water and wastewater systems and upgrade municipal roads, which are priorities for the residents of this region. We will continue to collaborate with our federal and municipal partners, and together we will work to build communities and improve services for residents and visitors alike.”

The Honourable Eddie Joyce,
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment

Quick Facts

  • The Government of Canada will provide up to $131,908 for the Orange Lane & Churchill Place infrastructure project through the Small Communities Fund.
  • The Province of Newfoundland and Labrador will contribute up to $224,280 for this project and the Town of Springdale will contribute up to $39,576.
  • The Government of Canada will invest more than $180 billion over 12 years in public transit projects, green infrastructure, social infrastructure, trade and transportation routes, and Canada’s rural and northern communities.

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Contacts

Michelle Cannizzaro
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-729-3960
michellecannizzaro@gov.nl.ca

Brook Simpson
Press Secretary
Office of the Minister of Infrastructure and Communities
613-219-0149
brook.simpson@canada.ca

Lynn Robinson
Municipal Affairs and Environment
709-729-5449, 691-9466
lynnrobinson@gov.nl.ca

Infrastructure Canada
613-960-9251
Toll free: 1-877-250-7154
Email: infc.media.infc@canada.ca

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