The provincial government has announced more than $600,000 for new municipal infrastructure for the Bellevue area under the 2012 Municipal Capital Works Program.
Municipal Affairs Minister Kevin O’Brien says the cost-shared ratios in funding these projects enable communities to provide the necessary infrastructure, such as water and sewer service and road work, in a more cost-effective way than would otherwise be possible.
Arnold’s Cove will carry out road upgrades including storm sewer installation. Norman’s Cove-Long Cove will receive additional funding to complete a water and sewer project in the town. St. Bernard’s-Jacques Fontaine will install a chlorination system, while Grand Le Pierre will make improvements to the town’s water and sewer system. Funding is cost-shared based on population, with the province providing 90 per cent of the total project cost.
“I am very pleased that over $600,000 will be spent in the Bellevue area again this year,” said Bellevue MHA Calvin Peach. “Water and sewer are essential services to the people throughout the area. This funding emphasizes our government’s commitment to water and wastewater infrastructure and confirms government’s support to improve the quality of services to the people of the area.”
Since 2008, the Provincial Government has allocated about $6.6 million in the Bellevue area for municipal infrastructure.