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Point Pleasant Park Recovery Planning Process Begins

(Friday, October 1/04)-- Halifax Regional Municipality and Southwest Properties are moving forward with the public consultation process and design competition for the recovery of Point Pleasant Park.

Members-at-Large for the Point Pleasant Park Design Competition Steering Committee are being sought to form part of a working group of key stakeholders and experts to facilitate public consultation workshops and to develop a design competition for the park.

“We are seeking ideas to restore the character of the park within a framework of ecological sustainability and sensitive cultural resource management, as well as to ensure that the park's future reflects the desires and aspirations of it’s users. ” said Peter Bigelow, Manager of Real Property Planning.

The public consultation process and international design competition has been made possible by a $100,000 donation by Southwest Properties of Halifax.

“We have the opportunity to look at the park with fresh eyes and to try to make it the best park it can be for ourselves and future generations. At the same time, it is important to renew Point Pleasant in a way that respects and builds on its history,” said Jim Spatz, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Southwest Properties.

Steering Committee membership applications are being accepted until October 18th, with the first meeting scheduled tentatively for the end of October. For further information on the steering committee and competition contact: Stewart MacMillan, 490-4002 or e-mail: Steering Committee membership information will be posted at: in the coming week.

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For further media-related information please contact:

Peter Bigelow
Manager of Real Property Planning
490-6047 - 476-4016

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