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Natural playground destined for tidal bore viewing area in Lower Truro

Natural play area
Natural play area



Two companies have been selected to design and build a natural playground and dyke trail at the site of the former Palliser property in Lower Truro.

Colchester County Council has approved a bid by Upland Planning & Design of Dartmouth and Cobequid Consulting of Economy to design and construct a natural playground, public washrooms, dyke trail and service extensions at the tidal bore viewing area.

The cost approved for the project is $86,170 (plus HST). A total of $90,000 had been budgeted by the municipality for the project.

The combined submission by Upland Planning & Design and Cobequid Consulting was one of five received for the project.

The venture is slated for completion by next May.

Colchester County has set a budget of $465,000 for Phase 1A of the overall development at the site.

That includes $290,000 from the municipalitys capital budget, $100,000 from its Recreation budget and $75,000 in provincial funding.

The other four bids for the playground and related-amenities project were:

Hornbeam Contracting - $86,000;

Turf Masters/Viridis - $90,000;

Tessier Recreo-Parc - $90,000;

Bienenstock - $90,000.

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