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Governments of Canada/ Newfoundland and Labrador investing in Mary’s Harbour and Lodge Bay water systems

News Release

Governments of Canada/ Newfoundland and Labrador investing in Mary’s Harbour and Lodge Bay

Mary’s Harbour – July 13th, 2016

Yvonne Jones, Member of Parliament for Labrador, is pleased to announce federal funding for Lodge Bay and Mary’s Harbour towards water, wells, and sewer infrastructure.

The total infrastructure phase one federal funding for these three projects water and waste water is $680, 000 towards total project costs of $1.5 million, cost shared with the federal, provincial and municipal governments

“The Government of Canada laid out an historic plan in Budget 2016 to invest more than $120 billion in infrastructure over the next ten years. I am very proud of this plan which promises to help further accelerate economic growth and create jobs here in Labrador and across the country, and help us build strong, inclusive and sustainable communities.” – MP Jones

Quotes

“Many communities and Local Service Districts have not been able to access the funding they need to keep up with their infrastructure deficit and growing needs; we are pleased to work with them to meet these demands. I believe in rural Canada, I am always inspired by the resilience of people and determination of the leaders. Rural ridings like Labrador are the nesting area of Canada’s vast resources and they contribute so much to our country.” – MP Yvonne Jones

“I’m very pleased with the level of co-operation between the federal, provincial, and municipal governments in funding these vital infrastructure upgrades and repairs. As the MHA for this District, I can speak firsthand to how critical these projects are, and how timely this announcement is. These improvements will benefit residents for many years to come.” – MHA Lisa Dempster, District of Cartwright – L’Anse au Clair

From Keith Rumbolt Mayor of Lodge Bay said “Our community is pleased to work with the federal and provincial government to improve upon our infrastructure. Residents of our community have been lobbying for some time to have full access to clean water, this gives them the investment the need to make it happen. I want to thank the MP and MHA for their support and hard work on this project.”

“We are pleased to see this federal/provincial funding announcement for Southeastern Labrador. This funding will go toward improving the quality of day-to-day life by completing/upgrading vital infrastructure. It’s great to see cooperation from all levels of government to improve community life.” – Alton Rumbolt, Mayor – Mary’s Harbour.

Table of investments

 

Project Location Project Title Total Project Cost Total Eligible Cost Federal Contribution Provincial Contribution (Eligible Expenditures) Municipal Contribution (Eligible Expenditures)
Town of Mary’s Harbour Pumphouse Repairs $750,000 $680,126 $340,063 $272,050 $68,013
Town of Mary’s Harbour Lift Station Upgrades $614,516 $557,264 $278,632 $222,906 $55,726
Lodge Bay LSD Drill Artesian Wells $134,862 $122,298 $61,149 $48,919 $12,230
TOTAL $1,499,378 $1,359,688 $679,844 $543,875 $135,969

Background

In Budget 2016, the Government will implement an historic plan to invest more than $120 billion in infrastructure over 10 years to help create jobs, foster long term economic growth and to grow the middle class.

Key Points:

  • The Government’s infrastructure plan will start with an immediate down payment on this plan, including:
  • More than $3 billion to upgrade and improve public transit systems across Canada.‎
  • $5 billion for investments in water, wastewater and green infrastructure projects across Canada
  • More than $3 billion for social infrastructure including affordable housing, early learning and child care, cultural and recreational infrastructure and community health care facilities on reserve.
  • We will continue to make available approximately $3 billion each year for municipal infrastructure projects through the Gas Tax Fund and the incremental Goods and Services Tax Rebate for Municipalities.
  • We will be accelerating spending from the $9 billion in available funding under the New Building Canada Fund’s Provincial-Territorial Infrastructure Component and other existing infrastructure programs.
  • We will also transfer remaining uncommitted funds from older federal infrastructure programs to municipalities through the Gas Tax Fund in 2016-17; this will ensure funds are directed towards high priority municipal infrastructure projects.

For more information on infrastructure investments in Newfoundland and Labrador visit:

http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/map-carte/nl-eng.html

 

Media Contacts:

 

Brandon Pardy
Legislative/communications
Yvonne Jones
613-222-1735
Yvonne.jones.c1@parl.gc.ca
Yjones.liberal.ca

 

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

 

Nancy O’Connor
Director of Communications
Office of the Premier
709-689-1825
nancyoconnor@gov.nl.ca

 

Infrastructure Canada 613-960-9251 Toll-free: 1-877-250-7154

Email: media@infc.gc.ca Twitter: @INFC_eng

Web site: Infrastructure Canada