South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

The South West quadrant of Winnipeg has been growing at twice the anticipated rate. Housing development started in 2008 (Bridgwater Forest) and was anticipated to take 20-25 yrs for complete build out. Now, in 2019, there are few lots remaining in Bridgwater Center, Trails and Prairie Pointe. This rapid growth has left the City playing catch up in the planning and development of recreational facilities to serve over 40,000 residents. The rapid growth also has Pembina Trails School Division playing catch up with the construction of elementary and high schools for the growing young population. In this catch up position for both the City and Province, the two levels of government are now working together to develop a shared recreation campus with a high school attached to gymnasiums and recreational facilities, and in close proximity to an elementary school and daycare.

Since 2014, I’ve posted updates on my website that reflect the long and detailed process – from lifting a clause prohibiting development, to acquiring land, to partnering with the Province on the joint construction of the schools and recreation campus, through a neighbourhood planning process, to a public hearing, to refining development cost sharing agreements. Taking an open prairie field and moving it through the many development processes to the point of installation of pipes and roads is no easy short term process. I encourage you to read the latest update: South Winnipeg Regional Recreation Campus – Update & Next Steps

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus Update (Nov 2019)

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus Update (Nov 2019)

It should come as no surprise that the City has been aware for 12+ years, that a recreation campus would need to be constructed in South West Winnipeg. Council approved the Waverley West Areas Structure Plan in February of 2006. The plan encompassed ~3,000 acres and...

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – Update & Next Steps

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – Update & Next Steps

A brief update on the South Winnipeg Recreational Campus. Since 2014, I’ve posted updates on my website regarding the long and complicated process - from lifting a clause prohibiting development, to acquiring City land (19 acres), to partnering with the Province on...

Major MILESTONE: South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Major MILESTONE: South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

In September Council prioritized four infrastructure projects to move forward on. Council will now seek funding support from the Province of Manitoba and the Government of Canada by applying to the federal ‘Investing in Canada Infrastructure Funding Program’: Two...

When a Candidate Comes Knocking on YOUR Door . . .

When a Candidate Comes Knocking on YOUR Door . . .

  The Provincial election is September 10th and the Federal election is October 21st. There are many candidates knocking on doors looking for your support and there are many many issues to discuss! When a candidate comes knocking on your door, I encourage you to...

Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Plan – Final Approvals

Waverley West ‘B’ Secondary Plan – Final Approvals

Unanimous Council approval on June 20th to proceed with the 7th & final neighbourhood (Waverley West ‘B’) in the community of Waverley West. See final approval plans (June 20, 2019): Secondary Plan – Waverley West Neighbourhood B Appendix B – Recommended...

Councillor Wants To Form Working Group To Increase Community Gym Use

Councillor Wants To Form Working Group To Increase Community Gym Use

(Photo credit: Eva Wasney, Canstar)  Pleased to be moving forward in the formation of a working group with Pembina Trails School Division and the City of Winnipeg to enable more affordable and frequent weekend access of school gymnasiums. I made a presentation to the...

Update On South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Update On South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

This is a very active file and I will provide you with a brief update.  Many significant steps have occurred to prepare the land, secure servicing, funding and planning of the complex. BUT there are also many many ‘moving parts’ that still have to be confirmed. If you...

Update: Recreation Campus In South Winnipeg

Update: Recreation Campus In South Winnipeg

The site of the new recreation campus is currently a big open field. No roads, no water, no sewer, no lights, no drainage – just a big field of prairie grasses!  While it is a rare gift to be able to plan a new recreation campus on an open field with few space...

Preparing for a New Recreation Campus

Preparing for a New Recreation Campus

The site of the new recreation campus is currently a big open field. No roads, no water, no sewer, no lights, no drainage – just a big field of prairie grasses!  While it is a rare gift to be able to plan a new recreation campus on an open field with few space...

Expropriation of Land Moving Forward for Recreation Campus

Expropriation of Land Moving Forward for Recreation Campus

It is important to understand, the City is able to secure additional land to expand the site. Qualico is an excellent 'city building partner' and extensive negotiations are occurring on a regular basis to ensure this site will be built to meet the communities growing...

UPDATE:  South Winnipeg Recreation Centre

UPDATE: South Winnipeg Recreation Centre

The City of Winnipeg’s Preliminary 2018 Capital Budget was tabled on November 22, 2017.  For comparative purposes: Winnipeg's 2017 Budget identified $12M in funding for new recreational community facilities Winnipeg's 2018 Preliminary Budget identified $5.6M in...

Recreation Facility Is A City Responsibility

Recreation Facility Is A City Responsibility

The City's Preliminary 2018 Budget does not include any significant capital funding for a South Winnipeg Recreation complex for the next 6 years. As a point of reference, the new $20M Field House building at Dakota Community Centre took 2 years to construct and 5+...

South Winnipeg Recreation Facilities Being Overlooked

South Winnipeg Recreation Facilities Being Overlooked

TO BE CLEAR: It is the City’s mandate and responsibility to deliver recreational services.  This is a MUNICIPAL responsibility, as is sewer, water and police protection. Recreation is NOT the responsibility of the Provincial or Federal Governments. For example, the...

No Budget for SW Winnipeg Rec Complex for Next 6+ Years

No Budget for SW Winnipeg Rec Complex for Next 6+ Years

The Mayor, his Executive Policy Committee, the Deputy Mayor and Acting Deputy Mayor comprised the 2018 Budget Working Group at City Hall.  They crafted the City's Preliminary 2018 Budget and did NOT identify capital funding for a recreation complex in South West...

Funding & Progress Update – South Winnipeg Recreation Complex

Funding & Progress Update – South Winnipeg Recreation Complex

This is a very brief update on the South Winnipeg Recreation Complex, with a more in-depth one to follow next month. The map highlights locations of community centers across Winnipeg, as well as the square footage of heated recreation space (See *NOTE). November 6,...

Request for $30M for South Winnipeg Recreation Complex

Request for $30M for South Winnipeg Recreation Complex

Before a shovel went in the ground to develop Waverley West, the City of Winnipeg had identified a recreation deficit in the SW quadrant of Winnipeg (SEE Page 19 - General Council of Winnipeg Community Centres Plan 2025). Fast forward 12 years later, and SW Winnipeg...

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – January, 2017 Update

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus – January, 2017 Update

Positive, ongoing progress is occurring on this ‘complex’ Recreation Campus project.  I am very pleased to have secured funding for this exciting, new initiative in the 2017 budget process: $4.1 Million to be used to purchase land for the recreation campus $120,000 to...

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus UPDATE

South Winnipeg Recreation Campus UPDATE

We are making solid progress on the South Winnipeg Recreation Campus, and a lot of behind the scenes work has been occurring this past year. A formalized group of stakeholders have been meeting and developed a Project Charter. The Project Charter articulates:...

Plans for Proposed Recreation Campus Progressing

Plans for Proposed Recreation Campus Progressing

I am working with community partners and levels of government to develop a recreational campus in South Winnipeg, located off Kenaston Boulevard and Bison Road South.  Winnipeg is experiencing rapid growth and there is tremendous pressure on existing and old...

2016 Approved Budget Impact – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

2016 Approved Budget Impact – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

There is positive movement in the 2016, 2017 and 2020 budgets on the South Winnipeg Recreation Complex. Waverley West Library This library is anticipated to be part of the South Winnipeg Recreation Complex: 2017: $100,000 for preliminary planning purposes, site...

Plans for Proposed Recreation Campus Progressing

A Request For Your Help

Planning is Underway for a South Winnipeg Recreation Complex! An exciting, new initiative!  Please see Pages 10-11 of the South Winnipeg Community Centre Spring Newsletter for a recent update on our progress.  The City has committed $350,000 for planning, and things...

South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative UPDATE

South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative UPDATE

On November 25, 2015, City Council unanimously approved the next steps towards the development of a new South Winnipeg Recreation Complex.  For details, please refer to the summary below. Early in the new year, YOU (the community) will be invited to attend open houses...

Committee Approves Recreation Facility

Committee Approves Recreation Facility

A massive recreation campus for Waverley West took a step forward on Tuesday, November 10, 2015. At a property and development committee meeting at city hall the committee ok’d handing over $350,000 to begin the planning stages for the facility. Planning would include...

NEXT STEPS Moving Forward – South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative

NEXT STEPS Moving Forward – South Winnipeg Recreation Initiative

On November 10, 2015, I was pleased to see the Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development, Heritage and Downtown Development approve the Public Service’s recommendations to invest $350,000 towards the planning and conceptual design of the South Winnipeg...

November News Coverage – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

November News Coverage – South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

There has been some informative media coverage regarding the proposed South Winnipeg Recreation Campus.  I encourage you to review the latest news on this important initiative!   680 CJOB Radio with Richard Cloutier (November 6, 2015)...

Report on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

Report on South Winnipeg Recreation Campus

The long awaited report highlighting details around the South Winnipeg Recreation campus is now available! To see the report, visit: Regional Campus Implementation Strategy SPC on Property and Development Nov 20, 2015   HIGHLIGHTS of Report’s Recommendations:...

Big Plans for Recreation Campus in South Winnipeg

Big Plans for Recreation Campus in South Winnipeg

I’ve been waiting for this report to come forward for months – and expect it will be posted on the City’s website on Friday, November 6, 2015. City Administration is to provide a full report to Standing Policy Committee on Property and Development with respect to the...

Build South Winnipeg a Community Centre!

Build South Winnipeg a Community Centre!

A city councillor says it is “mind-boggling” that the city didn’t plan a regional community centre for Waverley West when it approved the massive neighbourhood’s construction. Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert) expressed frustration at Tuesday’s property...

Feasibility Study – Waverley West Recreation Campus

Feasibility Study – Waverley West Recreation Campus

REPORT DELAYED:  The feasibility study on the proposed Waverley West Recreation Campus has been deferred again.  Rather than mid-October, the report is expected in mid-November. City Administration is to provide a full report to the Standing Policy Committee on...

Opening of Splash Pad; Future Recreation Campus in SW Winnipeg

Opening of Splash Pad; Future Recreation Campus in SW Winnipeg

While kids have been cooling off this summer at the new splash pad at Waverley Heights Community Centre, the heat is on for increased recreation opportunities in the growing neighbourhood. St. Norbert MLA Dave Gaudreau, Coun. Janice Lukes (South Winnipeg-St. Norbert),...

UPDATE – Waverley West Recreational Campus

UPDATE – Waverley West Recreational Campus

Progress is being made on a key Ward Priority of mine!  This is an update on the formal ‘process’ which is under way towards the development of a regional Recreational Campus in the Waverley West area.  I currently have many meetings occurring with community...

Waverley West Recreational Campus – Feasibility Study

Funding has been secured to move forward on the initial phase of development of a Waverley West Recreational facility. This first phase of funding ($350,000) will be used to commission a feasibility study to determine the scope and obtain a Class 3 estimate for the...

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