ST. JOHN’S, N.L. — The federal government has announced $27 million in funding for three projects to improve public services and protect waters in St. John’s, Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove and surrounding communities in Newfoundland and Labrador.
In St. John’s, new wastewater infrastructure will improve municipal services in the Goulds area and help protect Shoal Bay and the harbour. In addition, there will be ditching and erosion control measures taken along the Motion Bay Road extension in Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove.
The federal government is spending $9.8 million, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is contributing $7.4 million and the municipalities are providing a total of $9.8 million, stated a release.
The federal funding comes from the Green Infrastructure Stream of the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program.
“The Town of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove is pleased to be partnering with the provincial and federal governments to protect our watermain for our residents. This collaboration will complete the Watermain Protection Project on Motion Bay Road Extension for the residents of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove,” said Mayor of Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove Ron Doyle in a statement.