Contract issued for North Westside fire boat building

“Work is scheduled to begin on construction in early September with substantial completion expected by the first week of October

By early fall, a new waterfront building will be in place to house the North Westside Fire Department’s fire boat and mobile marine water supply.

The Regional District of Central Okanagan has awarded a $73,000 contract for the detailed design and construction of the new boathouse, which will be accessed in the southern portion of Killiney Beach Park.

“Staff has spent much of the past year documenting and making the applications for the boathouse, obtaining the necessary environmental approvals and waterfront licenses from the province,” said Bruce Smith, communications officer.

“Once the last of these permissions was received in late February, staff began laying out the criteria required for designing and building the structure.  Regional parks services also gave its approval to locate the boathouse in a section of the community park.”

Burton Marine and Pile Driving has been selected as the contractor following a request for proposal process.

The contract includes a full two-year warranty on all materials and work performed in construction of the boathouse.

“Work is scheduled to begin on construction in early September with substantial completion expected by the first week of October,” said Smith.