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Federal and provincial governments invest in Springdale marina development studies


Published on September 11, 2017

Submitted photo
This is the Tract Consulting illustration of the marina proposed
for Springdale.

SPRINGDALE, NL — The Town of Springdale will carry out further studies for its proposed marina development with more than $100,000 from the provincial and federal governments.

The studies will provide additional data to support the marina feasibility study and engineering plan completed in 2015, according to a press release issued last week, and strengthen the town’s decision-making process to ensure a successful marina development.
Tourism, Culture, Industry and Innovation Minister Christopher Mitchelmore announced a $29,563 investment in the project from the department’s Regional Development Fund. Scott Simms, member of Parliament for Coast of Bays-Central-Notre Dame announced a federal contribution of $72,000 from the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency’s Business Development Program.
Through 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 harbour 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.