Every Newfoundland and Labrador municipality to benefit from federal Gas Tax Fund transfer

First of two installments delivered to support local infrastructure priorities

ST. JOHN'S, July 31, 2017 /CNW/ - Modern and up-to-date community infrastructure helps connect people to jobs and provides access to better community services, attracts new businesses and creates economic growth.

This month, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $15.6 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Newfoundland and Labrador. In total, the province will be provided with over $31 million this year through the fund. The funding, which flows through the provincial government to all of its municipalities, is now available to support community infrastructure projects. 

Based on previous years, the GTF supports approximately 100 local infrastructure projects across Newfoundland and Labrador each year.

Projects being funded this year include sewer and paving improvements on Water Street East in the Town of Marystown. York Harbour also has plans to install a new fence around their baseball field for safe and fair gameplay. The range of planned projects helps demonstrate the flexibility that the GTF provides.

The two Gas Tax Fund installments for this year are in addition to funds flowing to Newfoundland and Labrador under the Investing in Canada plan.

Quotes

"Through the federal Gas Tax Fund, communities across Newfoundland and Labrador and the rest of Canada can direct federal funding to the infrastructure projects that address the most pressing needs of local residents and businesses, from improving drinking water to building new recreational facilities. The Government of Canada is proud to deliver this predictable, long-term funding to help ensure access to good middle class jobs, increased mobility, greater economic opportunities, sustainable communities and a high quality of life for all Canadians."

The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities

"The federal Gas Tax Fund represents an important investment to strengthen services and build infrastructure in municipalities across the province. The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is pleased to continue collaborating with the federal government to support the development of safe and sustainable communities."

The Honourable Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, Newfoundland and Labrador

Quick facts

  • Since the program was first introduced in 2005, over $330 million has been provided to Newfoundland and Labrador communities through the federal Gas Tax Fund.
  • The federal Gas Tax Fund makes over $2 billion available each year, and through it provides each community across Canada with a permanent, predictable and indexed source of long-term funding. The funding is made available in two annual installments, in July and November.
  • The federal Gas Tax Fund offers significant flexibility. Local communities can make strategic investments across 18 different project categories, including roads and bridges, public transit, drinking water and wastewater infrastructure, and recreational facilities. Communities can use the funds immediately for priority projects, bank the funds for later use, pool the dollars with other communities for shared infrastructure projects or use it to finance major infrastructure expenditures.
  • 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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Federal Gas Tax allocations for Newfoundland and Labrador municipalities in 2017-18

This month, the Government of Canada delivered the first of two annual $15.6 million federal Gas Tax Fund (GTF) installments to Newfoundland and Labrador. In total, the province will be provided with over $31 million this year through the fund. The funding, which flows through the provincial government to all of its municipalities, Inuit Community Governments  on a per capita basis and to its Regional Service Boards, is now available to support community infrastructure projects.

The following table indicates this year's federal Gas Tax Fund allocations:

 

Admirals Beach

$14,281.29

Anchor Point

$21,510.63

Appleton

$33,879.92

Aquaforte

$11,356.12

Arnold's Cove

$49,257.94

Avondale

$34,464.95

Badger

$41,025.68

Baie Verte

$65,137.43

Baine Harbour

$13,612.68

Bauline

$24,477.59

Bay Bulls

$61,501.86

Bay L'Argent

$19,797.32

Bay Roberts

$251,010.96

Bay de Verde

$24,519.38

Baytona

$18,919.77

Beachside

$14,155.93

Bellburns

$10,478.57

Belleoram

$24,979.05

Birchy Bay

$31,539.78

Bird Cove

$15,493.15

Bishop's Cove

$19,379.44

Bishop's Falls

$147,501.80

Bonavista

$157,865.25

Botwood

$133,586.36

Branch

$18,209.37

Brent's Cove

$15,451.36

Brighton

$15,033.48

Brigus

$39,228.79

Bryant's Cove

$24,435.80

Buchans

$36,972.24

Burgeo

$69,065.51

Burin

$109,182.10

Burlington

$22,471.76

Burnt Islands

$35,091.77

Campbellton

$29,617.53

Cape Broyle

$29,032.49

Cape St. George

$47,544.63

Carbonear

$205,921.58

Carmanville

$38,685.55

Cartwright

$28,948.92

Centreville-Wareham-Trinity

$56,403.71

Chance Cove

$19,671.96

Change Islands

$18,627.25

Channel-Port aux Basques

$182,144.15

Chapel Arm

$27,444.55

Charlottetown (Labrador)

$20,758.45

Clarenville

$260,120.77

Clarke's Beach

$66,223.92

Coachman's Cove

$11,732.21

Colinet

$12,484.40

Colliers

$35,091.77

Come By Chance

$18,209.37

Comfort Cove-Newstead

$26,734.15

Conception Bay South

$1,046,238.78

Conception Harbour

$37,014.02

Conche

$15,451.36

Cook's Harbour

$15,242.42

Cormack

$33,169.52

Corner Brook

$838,886.15

Cottlesville

$19,254.08

Cow Head

$27,737.06

Cox's Cove

$35,467.86

Crow Head

$16,370.70

Cupids

$39,688.46

Daniel's Harbour

$18,961.56

Deer Lake

$216,619.34

Dover

$36,011.11

Duntara

$9,809.96

Eastport

$28,029.58

Elliston

$21,970.30

Embree

$36,763.30

Englee

$32,250.18

English Harbour East

$14,030.56

Fermeuse

$21,385.27

Ferryland

$27,319.18

Flatrock

$68,772.99

Fleur de Lys

$18,961.56

Flower's Cove

$20,758.45

Fogo Island

$107,970.24

Forteau

$25,814.81

Fortune

$68,146.17

Fox Cove-Mortier

$21,803.15

Fox Harbour

$19,170.50

Frenchman's Cove

$15,075.26

Gallants

$10,353.21

Gambo

$90,795.33

Gander

$469,813.53

Garnish

$30,662.23

Gaskiers Point La Haye

$17,624.34

Gaultois

$15,367.78

Gillams

$24,895.47

Glenburnie-Birchy Head-Shoal Brook

$18,669.04

Glenwood

$40,942.11

Glovertown

$96,562.09

Goose Cove East

$16,705.00

Grand Bank

$108,806.00

Grand Falls-Windsor

$581,429.58

Grand Le Pierre

$18,752.62

Greenspond

$20,633.08

Hampden

$26,984.88

Hant's Harbour

$22,346.40

Happy Adventure

$17,039.31

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

$323,471.55

Harbour Breton

$79,387.17

Harbour Grace

$138,726.29

Harbour Main-Chapel's Cove-Lakeview

$53,144.24

Hare Bay

$50,971.25

Hawke's Bay

$22,012.09

Heart's Content

$23,558.25

Heart's Delight-Islington

$37,306.54

Heart's Desire

$17,206.46

Hermitage-Sandyville

$26,692.36

Holyrood

$91,255.00

Howley

$17,122.88

Hughes Brook

$17,540.76

Humber Arm South

$78,133.53

Indian Bay

$15,158.84

Rigolet

$20,674.87

Hopedale

$31,121.90

Makkovik

$22,973.22

Nain

$57,531.99

Postville

$16,496.06

Irishtown-Summerside

$67,561.14

Isle aux Morts

$33,754.55

Jackson's Arm

$21,385.27

Keels

$10,436.78

King's Cove

$12,526.19

King's Point

$36,094.69

Kippens

$83,733.14

L'Anse au Clair

$15,911.03

L'Anse au Loup

$30,871.17

La Scie

$45,455.22

Labrador City

$315,740.75

Lamaline

$19,839.11

Lark Harbour

$29,199.65

Lawn

$35,969.32

Leading Tickles

$21,970.30

Lewin's Cove

$31,080.11

Lewisporte

$153,435.71

Little Bay East

$13,320.16

Little Bay Islands

$11,941.16

Little Bay

$12,400.82

Little Burnt Bay

$20,173.41

Logy Bay-Middle Cove-Outer Cove

$95,559.17

Long Harbour-Mount Arlington Heights

$20,340.57

Lord's Cove

$15,200.63

Lourdes

$30,118.99

Lumsden

$30,662.23

Lushes Bight-Beaumont-Beaumont North

$17,081.09

Main Brook

$18,961.56

Mary's Harbour

$23,892.56

Marystown

$237,973.07

Massey Drive

$66,892.53

McIvers

$30,704.02

Meadows

$35,008.19

Middle Arm

$27,778.85

Miles Cove

$13,612.68

Millertown

$12,024.73

Milltown-Head of Bay D'Espoir

$40,858.53

Ming's Bight

$21,803.15

Morrisville

$12,776.92

Mount Carmel-Mitchells Brook-St.Catherine's

$22,847.85

Mount Moriah

$40,691.38

Mount Pearl

$1,022,670.28

Musgrave Harbour

$51,890.59

Musgravetown

$31,121.90

New Perlican

$16,663.21

New-Wes-Valley

$102,537.79

Nippers Harbour

$13,236.59

Norman's Cove-Long Cove

$37,975.15

Norris Arm

$45,998.47

Norris Point

$36,512.57

North River

$31,372.63

North West River

$30,996.54

Northern Arm

$24,477.59

Old Perlican

$35,509.65

Pacquet

$15,576.72

Paradise

$747,328.39

Parker's Cove

$20,465.93

Parson's Pond

$23,892.56

Pasadena

$147,961.47

Peterview

$41,694.29

Petty Harbour-Maddox Cove

$46,499.93

Pilley's Island

$20,465.93

Pinware

$12,359.04

Placentia

$160,121.81

Point Lance

$12,902.28

Point Leamington

$33,754.55

Point May

$17,624.34

Point au Gaul

$11,941.16

Point of Bay

$14,532.02

Pool's Cove

$15,493.15

Port Anson

$14,782.75

Port Blandford

$28,071.37

Port Hope Simpson

$26,316.27

Port Kirwan

$10,603.94

Port Rexton

$22,012.09

Port Saunders

$37,014.02

Port au Choix

$42,947.94

Port au Port East

$32,877.00

Port au Port West-Aguathuna-Felix Cove

$26,567.00

Portugal Cove South

$14,573.81

Portugal Cove-St. Philip's

$315,698.96

Pouch Cove

$85,864.33

Raleigh

$16,287.12

Ramea

$29,868.26

Red Bay

$15,994.60

Red Harbour

$15,869.24

Reidville

$27,695.27

Rencontre East

$13,779.83

Renews-Cappahayden

$20,842.02

River of Ponds

$17,415.40

Riverhead

$16,746.79

Robert's Arm

$41,610.72

Rocky Harbour

$48,798.27

Roddickton-Bide Arm

$52,057.75

Rose Blanche-Harbour Le Cou

$26,901.30

Rushoon

$19,922.69

Salmon Cove

$36,930.45

Salvage

$13,570.89

Sandringham

$19,337.65

Sandy Cove

$13,403.74

Seal Cove, F.B

$18,877.98

Seal Cove, W.B

$20,591.30

Small Point-Adam's Cove-Blackhead-

$24,143.28

South Brook

$28,238.52

South River

$35,258.92

Southern Harbour

$30,202.56

Spaniard's Bay

$117,456.14

Springdale

$129,365.76

St. Alban's

$59,412.45

St. Anthony

$108,931.37

St. Bernard's-Jacques Fontaine

$27,528.12

St. Brendan's

$14,030.56

St. Bride's

$20,758.45

St. George's

$58,325.96

St. Jacques-Coomb's Cove

$33,712.76

St. John's

$4,444,615.40

St. Joseph's

$12,693.34

St. Lawrence

$59,872.12

St. Lewis

$16,537.85

St. Lunaire-Griquet

$35,509.65

St. Mary's

$26,232.69

St. Pauls

$18,669.04

St. Shott's

$11,272.55

St. Vincent's-St. Stephen's-Peter's River

$22,095.67

Steady Brook

$24,937.26

Stephenville Crossing

$86,240.42

Stephenville

$288,662.05

Summerford

$43,532.97

Sunnyside (Trinity Bay)

$26,775.94

Terra Nova

$11,356.12

Terrenceville

$30,035.41

Tilt Cove

$8,096.65

Torbay

$316,994.39

Traytown

$19,713.74

Trepassey

$31,706.93

Trinity Bay North

$84,234.59

Trinity

$13,612.68

Triton

$49,592.25

Trout River

$31,957.66

Twillingate

$102,704.94

Upper Island Cove

$74,497.96

Victoria

$81,601.94

Wabana

$105,922.62

Wabush

$85,655.39

West St. Modeste

$12,902.28

Westport

$17,081.09

Whitbourne

$46,165.62

Whiteway

$20,131.63

Winterland

$23,056.79

Winterton

$28,113.16

Witless Bay

$56,654.44

Woodstock

$15,827.45

Woody Point

$19,630.17

York Harbour

$22,388.18


 

For more information on the Gas Tax Fund, please visit: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

For more information on the federal Gas Tax Fund in Newfoundland Labrador, please visit: 
http://www.mae.gov.nl.ca/for/gta.html

Associated links

More on the federal Gas Tax Fund: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/gtf-fte-eng.html

More on the federal Gas Tax Fund in Newfoundland and Labrador: http://www.ma.gov.nl.ca/for/gta.html#nr

Investing in Canada, the Government of Canada's new $180 billion infrastructure plan: http://www.infrastructure.gc.ca/plan/about-invest-apropos-eng.html

Twitter: @INFC_eng
Web: Infrastructure Canada

 

SOURCE Infrastructure Canada

For further information: 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, infc.media-medias.infc@canada.ca

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