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Sydney Harbour Dredging

As a result of its advocacy work and financial support, ECBC was instrumental in bringing this significant development project to fruition.

In 2007, with financial assistance from ECBC, a port master plan for Sydney Harbour was commissioned to analyse the opportunities in and around the Port of Sydney. An issue with respect to restricted water depth in the access channel was identified. The proposed solution was a one-time dredge.

Through a request-for-proposals process, the cost of the dredge was estimated to be $38 million. The proposed funding formula called for a $19 million contribution from the federal government.

Federal funding for this project was not readily available and ECBC had to provide a solid rationale to convince officials in a time of fiscal constraint that this project held significant potential to grow Cape Bretonís economy.

Following confirmation of funding from all parties, ECBC established a project oversight committee to ensure that the dredge project proceeds on time and on budget. ECBC is also engaged with local port stakeholders on the development of a sustainable governance model for the port and will work with the community to market and grow the port.

 
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