Agreement with Mi’kmaq on Sydney Marine Terminal Expansion
The CBRM has reached an interim agreement with the Mi’kmaq on economic benefits from the proposed expansion of the Sydney Marine Terminal.
The expansion involves the building of a second cruise ship berth in Sydney harbour capable of docking vessels larger than 300 metres long.
Under the deal, bidders on the project will have to commit to hiring a specific number of Mi’kmaq workers.
The Regional Municipality has already committed 6.7 million dollars to the expansion project.
Mayor Cecil Clarke says the agreement will now allow the port to focus on getting funding from the other levels of government.
The expansion is expected to take about 18 months to complete and Clarke adds if funding is confirmed this fall, work could begin next year.