A seasonal RV park and campground at the site of the former public works yard in Quesnel is slated to open in 2023 after some delay.
Construction is anticipated to wrap up on the more than $1 million dollar project, including 17 RV and three tenting spots with water and power, before the end of this year.
“It has been behind schedule,” said Chris Coben, the city’s director of capital works and infrastructure. “All the contractors have been very busy, and there have been some delays with some items such as the washroom, but we are on track to complete it this year.”
The park will be operated and maintained by Surge Security from Burnaby.
A revenue-sharing agreement will see the City of Quesnel receive 30 per cent of the revenues generated from the municipal campground, said Jeff Norburn, the city’s director of community services.
The RV park and campground was initially planned to open earlier this year.
Despite the delay, Coben maintains that the project, supported by grants and city funds, remains on budget.
“Like any project, there are lots of things to do,” he said, noting the demolition of the former public works yard, a site investigation to rule out contamination and archaeology reviews. “We haven’t had any major budget surprises after the last council approved it.”
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