Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Nanaimo Residents Input Sought

Input Sought On Proposed 
Science Centre Location

July 30, 2012- The City of Nanaimo Parks, Recreation and Culture department is seeking public input regarding a proposed Science Centre to be located in Bowen Park. The centre is being proposed by the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society (NS3). Public feedback will help the department assess the community’s support of the project concept. The survey, which includes an overview description of the project and a site map, is available online at Survey Monkey. An open house will also be held at the proposed site in early September.

“The issue at hand now is really about public land use. We want to hear if residents of Nanaimo support the idea of public park land being used for a science centre. The group is not asking for a financial commitment from the public for the building of the centre,” explains Diana Johnstone, Chairwoman of Parks Recreation and Culture Commission and City Councillor.

Over the past year NS3 has held a community visioning session, design charette and program development workshop regarding their plans for a science centre. The group has support for the science centre from school districts in the area, Vancouver Island University, DFO, local scientists and teachers, community leaders and a variety of other groups and organizations.

For information about the project please contact Richard Harding, Director, Parks, Recreation and Culture at 250 756 5200. For information about the Nanaimo Science and Sustainability Society click on the following graphic


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