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Corner Brook receives six proposals on regional pool study

The Arts and Culture Centre pool is show in this undated file photo.
The Arts and Culture Centre pool is show in this undated file photo.

The City of Corner Brook has received six proposals from architectural/engineering consultants interested in preparing a feasibility study on the viability of constructing a new aquatic centre for the Corner Brook/Humber Valley region.

The call for proposals was originally released on July 17 with a deadline for interest set for July 28.

At that point there had been some interest, but the city, acting as proponent on the project, extended the deadline to Aug. 11.

The six proposals received are currently being reviewed by an internal committee and will go before council at a briefing meeting sometime in the next two weeks.

A recommendation on the awarding of the study is expected to be on the agenda for the Sept. 11 public council meeting. That meeting will be the last public meeting before the municipal election.

The purpose of the feasibility study is to undertake research and critical analysis to determine a solution to the existing and impending gaps in aquatic facilities in the Corner Brook/Humber Valley region as a means to address the long-term recreational needs of the community. 

The study will include a cost analysis of the operational, capital and ongoing sustainability requirements; consider appropriate operational models and present a concept plan for an aquatics centre with a recommended location.

Funding for the study is coming from the city, some surrounding towns, the YMCA of Western Newfoundland Humber Community and the provincial government.

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