Hazelton area residents will soon have a new community centre.
The District of New Hazelton has received $215,000 from the Northern Development Initiative Trust to renovate an existing space into a multi-use facility.
The building will feature a large meeting space, commercial kitchen, and would be able to hold large events.
The decision to create a new facility came after inspections revealed that repairs to the existing space were far more than the value of the building.
“The District of New Hazelton is very excited to receive this grant from Northern Development Initiative Trust for renovations to our new community center,” says Gail Lowry, District of New Hazelton mayor. “The grant will help us to create a diverse space that will serve to stimulate economic diversification while also providing a new space for our community to gather together. Thanks to Northern Development Initiative Trust, the renovations will happen at a much quicker pace and the building should be operational late this year.”
Renovations for the new community centre are expected to begin this month and completed by Fall 2018.