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Halifax Waterfront, Nova Scotia

Infrastructure Funding Will Provide Permanent Access-Point for Georges Island

Friday, August 9, 2019

The federal and provincial governments have announced over $2.07 million in joint funding for the construction of marine infrastructure, including a permanent timber pile wharf on Georges Island in Halifax Harbour.

The new 45-metre wharf will provide safe and regular access to the island and include floating docks on each side to support safe public access by tour boats, water taxis, and recreational boats. The project aims to ensure safe access to the island, creating a historical and cultural attraction and enhancing Halifax Harbour for residents and visitors.

The Province of Nova Scotia is contributing $750,000 through the Tourism Revitalization of Icons Program (TRIP), Develop Nova Scotia is investing $285,000, and the federal government is providing $1,035,000 through the Investing in Canada Plan.

Georges Island is a National Historic Site owned and managed by Parks Canada, which is also investing in updates to support public use and programming at the site.

The Halifax Waterfront is Nova Scotia’s most visited attraction, and this project will enable tourism businesses to develop new visitor experiences on Georges Island, creating even more exciting reasons to visit our province.

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