Hamilton, ON. – January 14, 2009 – At Monday’s Committee of the Whole meeting, Hamilton’s Mayor and Council approved recommendations to guide the continued development of the West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan. Council directed Public Works staff to work together with the Hamilton Waterfront Trust in their continued planning for the Harbourfront.
“Our technical analysis and the recommendations of the Hamilton Waterfront Trust Plan will guide the development of the revised West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan,” said Justin Readman, Project Manager, Environmental Planning. “We are looking forward to working with the Hamilton Waterfront Trust as we move ahead with this exciting project.”
The objective of the West Harbour Waterfront Recreation Master Plan is to enhance and balance the recreational, ecological and marine functions of the West Harbour. The study, which began in late 2005, has involved extensive public consultation and input from the local community.
The approved recommendations include retaining the existing shoreline configuration where possible, the reuse of existing buildings and permitting boat clubs to continue operations in their existing facilities. Staff also recommends that the plan be implemented in stages as to reduce impacts on stakeholders.
The City together with the Waterfront Trust will develop a revised plan for the Harbourfront that will be available for public review by spring 2009. For further information on the West Harbour Recreation Master Plan and future Public Information Centres, please visit www.hamilton.ca/waterfront-plan.