Burlington set for world-class waterfront development

  • May 22, 2015
  • John Rich

Burlington’s waterfront is going to look a lot different over the next 20 to 25 years.

The Burlington Post reported the plan to facelift the area has been nearly a decade in the making and has a projected cost pegged at over $51 million.

The Master Plan for the Burlington Beach Regional Waterfront Park consists of six phases (Spencer Smith Park, The Living Shoreline, The Strand, The Wind Beach, The Commons and The Skyway) stretching about 3 kilometres from Spencer Smith Park, on the downtown waterfront, to the Burlington Canal on the Hamilton border.

Halton Region will "have opportunities to change and scale-down the plan as it goes forward."

Additional financial details will be presented at Council next week with another major update in July.

Should Halton's Regional Council approve the plan next week the cost to support it would be reflected in the 2016 budget. It would require an additional $6.5 million in the first five years followed by another $14 million between 2021-25 with another $31.1 million over the final 15 years. This represents an annual increase of $340,000 in the first five years.