MNL President commends investment in municipal capital works
(September 1, 2017) Mayor Karen Oldford, President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) is pleased with the Province’s announcement today of funding for municipal infrastructure.Mayor Karen Oldford, President of Municipalities Newfoundland and Labrador (MNL) is pleased with the Province’s announcement today of funding for municipal infrastructure.
“I’m delighted with today’s funding announcement and would like to thank the provincial and federal governments for their wise investments in our municipalities. I would also like to emphasize the significant investment that came directly from our local governments themselves. Municipalities in this province have invested on average 30% of the total cost of their capital works projects and in some cases up to 55% for road repairs and paving,” said Oldford. “Working together with the federal and provincial governments we’ve been able to leverage a significant portion of the federal infrastructure funding that our sector so desperately needs.”
It is critical that all three orders of government continue this investment if our communities are to face the very real challenges ahead. Clean and safe drinking water, acceptable waste water treatment and safe, effective transportation networks are essential for the future of our hometowns. It is through this kind of partnership that all three orders of government will ensure a healthy future.
- The municipal contribution into projects funding by the federal Small Communities Fund of the New Building Canada Fund is $13.8 Million or 32% of the total project costs.
- The municipal contribution into projects funded by the provincial Municipal Capital Works Program is more than $5 Million or 35% of the total project costs.
Municipalities Newfoundland & Labrador (MNL) was formed in 1951 as an umbrella organization mandated to represent and support local government in Newfoundland and Labrador. MNL represents the 276 incorporated municipalities in the province that service 89 per cent of the population and their more than 2,000 leaders.
Gail Woodfine – Communications and Public Relations
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MNL mailing address is460 Torbay Road, St. John’s, NL A1A 5J3