Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
May 24, 2017

Governments Invest in Holyrood Marina Park

Today, the provincial and federal governments announced a total investment of $619,550 to the Holyrood Marina Park Corporation to continue Phase III of the Revitalization and Expansion of the Holyrood Marina Park.

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, and Betty Parsley, MHA for Harbour Main, announced $345,950 on behalf of the province, and Ken McDonald, Member of Parliament for Avalon, announced $273,600, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency for this project.

These investments assist with the final phase of a three-phase project to enhance marine and land-based infrastructure at the Holyrood Marina Park. Phase III will include the development of spaces and path linkages to improve land-based use of the facility, the expansion of berth space, as well as the development of facilities to promote non-motorized ocean recreational activities.

The revitalization and expansion of the Holyrood Marina Park will also enhance tourism and recreational opportunities for the Town of Holyrood and surrounding areas, and will offer improved amenities to the region.

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“As part of The Way Forward: A Vision for Sustainability and Growth in Newfoundland and Labrador, one of our key goals is to build a stronger economic foundation. Phase III of the revitalization and expansion of Holyrood Marina builds on this foundation, and completes a project that will increase the capacity and services to resident and non-resident marina enthusiasts. This investment will assist in the long-term sustainability of the Holyrood Marina, and will ensure its use as an asset to the community and region well into the future.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“Historic Holyrood is one of the fastest growing municipalities in the Conception Bay region, offering residents a scenic and vibrant community that’s perfect for raising a family. I’m very pleased with today’s announcement, which will see a considerable investment from the provincial and federal governments into the public infrastructure of Holyrood that will benefit residents for many years to come.”
Betty Parsley
MHA for Harbour Main

“The Government of Canada believes the economy is the number one priority and, in order to advance this country’s growth agenda, investments are needed in local communities and rural-based businesses. Investments like this one in Holyrood strengthen communities, spur regional economic growth and support the creation of good, well-paying jobs.”
Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“Our government is making strategic investments like this one in the Holyrood Marina Park Corporation to build on competitive regional advantages and support diversification of our communities. This project enhances the existing tourism infrastructure in the Town of Holyrood and offers opportunities for new business growth and start-ups.”
Ken McDonald
Member of Parliament for Avalon

“As Mayor of the Town of Holyrood, I am excited by the news of further development at the Marina. Activity at the marina has always had a positive impact on the town’s economic activity and further improvements will allow the Holyrood Marina Park Corporation to offer improved recreational opportunities to the residents and visitors to the Town.”
Gary Goobie
Mayor, Town of Holyrood

“On behalf of the Holyrood Marina Park Corporation’s Board, I would like to thank our partners, the Government of Canada, the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, the Town of Holyrood and the many volunteers who have made this day possible. This phase of the project will result in a sustainable marina providing continued economic benefits to the Town of Holyrood, as well as a new, modern infrastructure for visitors and users alike.”
George Penney
Chair, Holyrood Marina Park Corporation

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Gary Goobie
Mayor
Town of Holyrood
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2017 05 24                              10:55 a.m.