Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

February 22, 2008 12:25 ET

Government of Canada Announces Rehabilitation and Divestiture of the Wellington Harbour Facility

WELLINGTON, ONTARIO --(Marketwire - Feb. 22, 2008) - Daryl Kramp, Member of Parliament for Prince Edward-Hastings, announced today on behalf of the Honourable Loyola Hearn, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, that the federal government and the Corporation of the County of Prince Edward have reached an agreement for the reconstruction and transfer of the Wellington harbour facility.

"We know that the people of Wellington value their waterfront and care deeply about its future, which is why this agreement is important," said Mr. Kramp. "Under this agreement, reconstruction will be done to the Wellington harbour facility, and when this project is completed the community will enjoy it for years to come."

The project will involve the removal of the existing timber wharf and three floating docks which have deteriorated over the years. A new steel pile wharf and timber deck structure will be constructed and the three floating docks will be replaced. The project will be completed through a Joint Project Agreement between the federal government and the County of Prince Edward. Under this agreement, the federal government will provide funding for approximately $250,000 and the County will administer the work. It is anticipated that on-site construction work will begin in February and will be completed by the end of March 2008.

This project is being undertaken by Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Small Craft Harbours Branch, under the Recreational Harbour Divestiture Program. Once the work is completed, the harbour facility will be transferred to the County of Prince Edward.

Contact Information

  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Carol Bond
    Communications Officer
    Central and Arctic Region