Province grants land to West Kelowna for treatment plant

The province has granted title of approximately 2.69 hectares of Crown land at Powers Creek to the District of West Kelowna.

The province has granted title of approximately 2.69 hectares of Crown land at Powers Creek to the District of West Kelowna.

The announcement was made by Community, Sport and Cultural Development Minister Ida Chong on Sunday.

“Through the Sponsored Crown Grant and Nominal Rent Tenures program, communities can apply to access lands for a variety of uses that are in keeping with green priorities, safer communities and uses that will enhance economic development,” said Chong.

The land is located at the site of the Powers Creek water treatment plant, which is currently operated by the district under a licence of occupation.

The district has shown an interest in strengthening its tenure on the land because it has made significant investments in the plant.

“This Crown grant for Powers Creek, now within the boundary of West Kelowna, will provide greater strength of tenure to this important water infrastructure,” said Westside-Kelowna MLA Ben Stewart.

“The district has already made significant investments in the water treatment facility there; granting this land will ensure taxpayers’ investments are protected.”

West Kelowna Mayor Doug Findlater was pleased with the announcement.

“The provincial government’s contribution to the district will help us support the continuing health, sustainability and long-term growth of our community through securing a critical piece of water treatment infrastructure,” said Findlater.

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