The provincial government and the City of St. John’s have partnered to invest about $35-million in new infrastructure for Newfoundland’s capital.
The funding, 50 per cent of which comes under the province’s 2012-2014 Multi-Year Capital Works Program, will fund the construction of a new community centre in the Southlands area.
Kevin O’Brien, minister of municipal affairs, said the investment shows the economic importance of municipal infrastructure and makes the city a more attractive place to live and raise a family.
The investment will also support sidewalk replacement, bridge rehabilitation and non-profit housing, among other projects.
Mayor Dennis O’Keefe said with the help of the provincial government the city hopes to continue to improve infrastructure as St. John’s undergoes “unprecedented growth.”