Wednesday, September 26, 2012

GVDA Lists Top Infrastructure Priorities #yyj

September 26, 2012 – Victoria, BC – The Greater Victoria Development Agency released its list of top infrastructure priorities that enhance the region’s economic vibrancy:

Regional Overpasses: McKenzie Interchange / #1 Highway
Connection of the Westshore Communities to Victoria/Saanich
Victoria Harbour Transportation Gateway Optimization (including the Belleville Terminal)
Airport Runway Extension
BC Marine Highway
Marine Production Centre – Graving Docks
Legislative Precinct
UVIC: Centre for Atheltics, Recreation and Special Abilites (CARSA)
Camosun College: Centre of Excellence for Marine, Metal and Mechanical Trades
Pacific Institute for Sports Excellence (PISE) – Phase Two
Amphitheatre/Downtown event site
Visitor and Interpretive Centre (On the Saanich Peninsula, Pat Bay Highway)
Cycling Infrastructure

The list released today highlights regional transportation infrastructure, local job creation and retention, and Victoria’s lifestyle and talent attraction infrastructure as key areas in need of development.

“The GVDA accepts project submissions on an ongoing basis and we strongly encourage the public to bring potential projects to our attention,” said Dallas Gislason, Economic Development Officer of the GVDA. “We analyze submissions for their regional scope, contribution to competitiveness, economic impact, timeframe of implementation, and community support before endorsing them.”

The GVDA is an industry led organization representing major business and academic interests in Greater Victoria that actively seeks input from all interested parties. Past successful projects recommended by the GVDA include the McTavish Interchange and UVIC’s Tech and Marine Parks.

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