Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation
September 8, 2017

Federal and Provincial Governments Invest in Marina Development Studies in Springdale

Investments from the Governments of Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada are enabling the Town of Springdale to carry out further studies for its proposed marina development. The studies will provide additional data to support the marina feasibility study and engineering plan completed in 2015 and strengthen the town’s decision-making process to ensure a successful marina development.

The Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore, Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation, today announced a $29,563 investment in the project from the department’s Regional Development Fund, while Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame, on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, announced a federal contribution of $72,000 from ACOA’s Business Development Program.

ThroThrough this project, the Town of Springdale will hire expertise to undertake a geotechnical study to determine the subsurface conditions for the marina’s wharf and breakwater. In addition, a detailed study of the harbor seafloor using seabed mapping technology will be carried out to support the design of the marina facilities and ensure safe vessel passage. This will involve assessing seabed conditions and water depths. Results from these studies will help the town determine how best to proceed with the marina development in terms of project size and scope.

“By supporting the early stages of the marina development project, our government will help ensure the required planning and geotechnical work is completed, and further assist in the development of this initiative which has the potential to encourage economic diversification in the region.”
Honourable Christopher Mitchelmore
Minister of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation

“The Government of Canada is committed to investing in smart initiatives that help diversify and strengthen our communities and grow key industries such as tourism. By investing in projects like this one with the Town of Springdale, we help strengthen and grow the middle class, make our communities even better places to visit and call home, and foster broad-based prosperity.”
Honourable Navdeep Bains
Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic Development and Minister responsible for ACOA

“I am pleased to see these investments in the Town of Springdale to carry out further studies for the Marina Development Project. This project is significant to the region as it will support tourism development and economic diversification. Today’s announcement is an excellent example of what is possible through collaboration across all levels of government.”
Brian Warr
MHA for Baie Verte - Green Bay

"The Government of Canada recognizes the importance of working with municipalities and other levels of government to increase economic development, diversify local economies and create good-paying jobs. We are pleased to support the Town of Springdale in this project to ensure they have all of the information and in-depth analysis needed to take further steps towards the proposed marina development.”
Scott Simms
MP for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame

“On behalf of the residents of the Town of Springdale I would like to thank the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the Provincial Government for their support in advancing the Town of Springdale’s Marina Development Project. Today’s announcement will put our community one step closer to a development which will enhance the tourism industry in the region and contribute immensely to the diversification of our local economy. The Town of Springdale looks forward to continued partnerships with the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and Department of Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation in bringing this project to fruition.”
Harvey Tizzard
Mayor, Town of Springdale

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