March 14, 2006
For immediate release
Province Conveys Waterfront Land to Morell Community Council
Development and Technology
The land is located adjacent to the Leo Rossiter Park on the Morell waterfront. Minister Currie said the former creamery buildings were taken down and the site has been prepared for future development. The Minister said the community council had requested a transfer of the property last fall and he was pleased to make the announcement today.
“The Community of Morell has plans to further develop and expand the Leo Rossiter Park and are also considering it as a potential sight for a new interpretive centre for the community,” said Minister Currie. “The Government, under the leadership of Premier Pat Binns, has enjoyed a strong partnership with communities like Morell and we look forward to seeing the land developed in the near future.”
Bill Rooney, chair of the community council, said the property is a great acquisition for Morell.
“Our community has worked hard to develop our waterfront and we have worked closely with the provincial government on projects that have been beneficial for our community,” said Mr. Rooney. “On behalf of the community, I am grateful for the efforts of the provincial government regarding the transfer of this property and we will be embarking on efforts to develop the land in a meaningful way in the near future.”