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Green and Blue Belt of Greater Montreal

Create: 08/22/2016 - 21:55

The minister of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, Minister of Public Security, and minister responsible for the Montréal Region, Martin Coiteux, along with Montréal mayor and president of the Montréal Metropolitan Community (MMC) Denis Coderre and Rosemère mayor Madeleine Leduc are proud to announce the end of dock replacement work at Charbonneau Park.
This project was carried out thanks to a $50,000 financial contribution shared equally by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Land Occupancy, the MMC and the Town of Rosemère. The announcement was made in the wake of agreements concluded between the government of Québec and the MMC in support of the Metropolitan Land Use and Development Plan (PMAD - Plan métropolitain d’aménagement et de développement), which calls for the deployment of the Green and Blue Belt of Greater Montréal.
“With this project, the government of Québec is contributing to the development and accessibility of a popular natural area. This redeveloped recreational site, which ranks among the government’s legacy projects marking Montréal’s 375th anniversary, is one of the metropolitan region’s recreation and tourist attractions,” noted Minister Martin Coiteux.
“The municipalities of Greater Montréal are working to implement the Green and Blue Belt, which will provide access to waterways, as evidenced by the plan to replace the dock at Charbonneau Park. It is with projects like this one in the Town of Rosemère that the Metropolitan Land Use and Development Plan is being implemented in the field,” stated Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montréal and President of the MMC.
“The replacement of Charbonneau Park’s floating dock is part of the process for protecting and developing the Mille-Îles River’s rich natural environments. The Town of Rosemère is proud of helping make this enchanting site more accessible to all of the region’s residents. Not only has this project been carried out in a sprit of environmental respect, but it also enhances the safety of those who use it,” asserted mayor Madeleine Leduc.
Having come to the end of its service life, the floating dock at Rosemère’s Charbonneau Park has now been replaced by an aluminium dock with composite decking and foam-filled floaters. To avoid any work in the Mille-Îles River, the new dock had been tethered to anchors already in place. Charbonneau Park, with its picnic tables and rest areas, is now prepared to welcome boaters to its convivial surroundings.
The Green and Blue Belt of Greater Montréal
Focused on the preservation of our environment, the establishment of the Green and Blue Belt will allow residents and visitors alike to enjoy protected natural areas. These will be accessible, and grow in number throughout the Greater Montréal region, creating an extensive network of green and blue spaces. Promoting active transportation, the Belt will integrate the region’s key natural and heritage components. In the process, it will enhance the attractiveness of Greater Montréal. Moreover, the set of projects financed within the framework of the Green and Blue Belt project emerges as a legacy of Montréal’s 375th anniversary.

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