After receiving unanimous support from the Halifax Regional Council to move forward to a public consultation in the community, the proposal for an urban wilderness park is moving closer to reality.
Today, the city of Halifax announced the Halifax Regional Council has tentatively agreed to establish an urban wilderness park
This is a huge milestone in realising the vision of a centrally located Urban Wilderness Park. During the September 20 Council meeting, several of the councillors noted the strong and reasoned public support for this proposal in the form of letters, calls and open house attendance. In short - your voice matters and your continued support remains important.
Today, City of Halifax staff released their report to Halifax Regional Council regarding the Urban Wilderness Park proposal from the Shaw Group and the Nature Conservancy of Canada.
The report recommends that Halifax Regional Council directs staff to proceed with negotiations to acquire the lands and return to Regional Council for consideration of the key terms and conditions for the 379 acres that address several items outlined in the full report.
Research conducted by Corporate Research Associates in August 2016 confirms that a strong majority of Halifax residents (83 percent) support the current and ongoing efforts involving Nature Conservancy of Canada, the Shaw Group and the city to acquire a large portion of the Purcell’s Cove Backlands (379 acres) in public ownership for future recreation and programming.