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Mayor Bowman announces BuildWinnipeg Partnership Taskforce members
Combined experience on taskforce will shape 10-year BuildWinnipeg Partnership to prioritize investments by 2017 Budget process
Released: 10:10 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB - Building on his commitment to prioritize and improve the delivery of transportation infrastructure projects in Winnipeg through the BuildWinnipeg Partnership (BWP), Mayor Brian Bowman today announced members of the BuildWinnipeg Partnership Taskforce.
Comprised of a team of experienced local leaders in infrastructure planning and community investment, the Taskforce will report back with recommendations on the framework and mandate for the BWP in 2016, to ensure long-term prioritization of Winnipeg’s growing transportation infrastructure, public transit, and active transportation investments prioritized through the BWP, are included in the 2017 budget process. Members include:
Annitta Stenning – Volunteer Chair of the BuildWinnipeg Partnership Taskforce
“The BuildWinnipeg Partnership will allow us to review and renew how the City prioritizes road, public transit and active transportation investments with our funding partners in the federal and provincial governments, so we can keep pace as a fast-growing and innovative City,” said Mayor Brian Bowman. “The framework developed by the Taskforce will be key to building a successful Partnership that will, in turn strengthen the City’s plans for the future as a growing, thriving, more modern city. I am confident that the members combined experience will positively shape the foundation of this important 10-year strategy plan.”
The BuildWinnipeg Partnership will align City departments involved in delivery of transportation infrastructure projects and propose a new model for intergovernmental collaboration on transportation infrastructure projects over the long-term and eliminate year-to-year short-term planning.
“The Taskforce is assembling the building blocks for the Build Winnipeg Partnership, which will play an important role in addressing the long-term vision, challenges, priorities, and implementation of infrastructure in Winnipeg,” Annitta Stenning, volunteer Chair of the BuildWinnipeg Partnership Taskforce, said. “I am proud to be a part of this important initiative, and I look forward to bringing my experience as former CAO of the City of Winnipeg to the table to work collaboratively with the Taskforce to reinforce and support a clear vision and plan to move our City and collective future forward.”
About Mayor Brian Bowman
Mayor Brian Bowman is dedicated to addressing the issues that are priorities for Winnipeggers. He is committed to building a City Hall that works: with an open and transparent City Hall, a growing, thriving more modern city that we are all proud to call home, and a city that receives its fair share through a funding model that works as we grow.
Transcona Library seeks public input at open house
Released: 11:53 a.m.
Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Public Library will be holding public open houses to share preliminary design plans for the new Transcona Library. The new Library, replacing the existing Library at 111 Victoria Avenue West, will be located on the corner of Transcona Boulevard and Plessis Road.
There will be two opportunities for the public to learn more about the project and to provide feedback on the plans:
Preliminary design plans for the new library will be available at both public open houses. Cibinel Architecture Inc., City of Winnipeg, and Library staff will be on-hand to answer questions about the project. Comment forms will be available for public feedback.
All are welcome to attend. If you cannot attend, please view the designs and send in your feedback online at winnipeg.ca/library from October 29 to November 16, 2015.
A new Transcona Library was identified as a priority in the Library Redevelopment Strategy. The existing Transcona Library was built in 1961, expanded in 1975, and is a 7,600 square foot two-level building with limited parking. The library circulated approximately 178,000 items and offered 165 free programs and workshops in 2014.
To better meet the needs of the community, the new Library will be a one-floor, fully accessible space with more parking and an outdoor reading area. Proposed plans include a multi-purpose programming room, two tutorial rooms, and space for a collection of approximately 40,000 items. There will be improved study and leisure areas, as well as an indoor Family Literacy playground. The new Library will be approximately 13,500 square feet. Construction is anticipated to begin in the spring of 2016, with an anticipated completion date of spring 2017.
In December 2011, Council directed the Public Service to develop a plan for library redevelopment. This long-term Library Redevelopment Strategy was presented to the Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services on July 5, 2012 and was approved as part of the Capital Budget in January 2013. For more information on the Library Redevelopment Strategy, please see Standing Policy Committee on Protection and Community Services - July 5, 2012.