Government of Canada

Government of Canada

November 27, 2013 17:30 ET

Tunney's Pasture Master Plan: PWGSC Proceeds With Second Round of Consultations

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Nov. 27, 2013) - Today, the Honourable Pierre Poilievre, Minister of State for Democratic Reform and Member of Parliament for Nepean-Carleton, on behalf of the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, launched a second round of community consultations for the Tunney's Pasture Master Plan.

Based on the feedback gathered during the first consultation process held in the fall of 2012, a preferred development option for Tunney's Pasture has been chosen and is being presented for public consultation from November 27th to December 20th.

The final result of the consultation exercise will be a master plan that will guide the growth and development of the Tunney's Pasture site in a way that will ensure best value for Canadian taxpayers.

"Public Works and Government Services Canada is consulting with local residents, employees, the City of Ottawa, the National Capital Commission and other stakeholders to develop Tunney's Pasture into a transit-oriented, healthy and green place to work and live," said Minister Poilievre. "We believe that an essential part of being a good neighbour is including those who are affected by the long-term redevelopment of Tunney's Pasture in its planning considerations. We also take great pride in ensuring that public investments offer the best value for Canadians."

Community consultations are a key milestone in the government's development of a 25-year vision for Tunney's Pasture that will guide the future growth and development of the site and provide a leading-edge, high quality, healthy and green working and living environment. While the Tunney's Pasture site will continue to play an important role in meeting the long-term federal accommodation needs in the National Capital Region, it will also be a mixed-use site, fully integrated into the community and with city plans.

"The Harper Government puts great importance on consultation to better inform the preparation of the master plan for Tunney's Pasture; that is why we want to hear from the community and the public at large," added Minister Poilievre.

For more information on the master plan and to provide comments on the preferred option, visit http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/biens-property/pdpt-tpmp/index-eng.html.

Ce texte est également disponible en français.

PWGSC news releases are also available on our Internet site at http://www.tpsgc-pwgsc.gc.ca/medias-media/index-eng.html.

Follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PWGSC_TPSGC.

Contact Information

  • Marcel Poulin
    Office of the Honourable Diane Finley
    819-997-5421

    Media Relations
    Public Works and Government Services Canada
    819-956-2315