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Springdale hospital money in Budget 2018

The current Green Bay Health Centre is scheduled to be replaced. Budget 2018 has $6.25 million for the development.
The current Green Bay Health Centre is scheduled to be replaced. Budget 2018 has $6.25 million for the development. - Cory Hurley

$6.25 million allotted for new Green Bay Health Centre

SPRINGDALE, NL — Budget 2018 includes $6.25 million for the development of the Green Bay Health Centre in Springdale.

The provincial money was expected in this year’s budget after the project was shut down for financial reasons in the 2016-2017 budget. At that point, an access road had been built and water and sewer infrastructure was installed. Design work of the new acute and long-term healthcare complex was ongoing, but the tender came in over budget by $3 million. It was deferred for two years.

Springdale Mayor Dave Edison, on behalf of council, had been lobbying to ensure funding to resume the project was in this year’s budget. Prior to the budget, Baie Verte-Green Bay MHA Brian Warr had stated the province was committed to this funding.

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