Kemble Arena Renovation Delayed as Township Explores Alternatives for the Task


Township of Georgian Bluffs – February 8, 2023

At the Council conference on Wednesday, February 8, Georgian Bluffs Council approved deferring the renovation for the Kemble Neighborhood Centre immediately after obtaining an current price estimate for the venture.

In 2019 the Township been given a grant from the Provincial and Federal governments for accessibility and energy upgrades to the Kemble Arena, with a overall job finances of $1.7 million. Following delays thanks to COVID, the Township held local community session in slide of 2022 to create a in depth design principle, with a approach to write-up the venture for tender and complete development in 2023.

As portion of this approach, an current costing located that with construction inflation as a result of COVID and added perform needed, the up-to-date estimate for the renovation is now sitting at $5.7 Million.

Council has directed personnel to defer the job and return in the fall of 2023 with an update. The session that has been finished to day for the task will be retained and crafted upon as the Township appears to be like at the selections out there.

“We value investing in general public spaces that guidance the social and physical wellbeing of the neighborhood,” mentioned Mayor Sue Carleton. “We will need to ensure we are on the lookout at the right spot and the suitable product or service, building the very best use of the funding accessible to final the following 30 or 40 decades.”

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