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For Immediate Release:
January 23, 2003
 
 

Region of Peel and City of Mississauga Plan for Final Development of the Britannia Hills Golf Course

Mississauga, Ont. – Mississauga City Council and Peel Regional Council have passed resolutions approving the final development plan of the Britannia Hills Golf Course, formerly the Britannia Sanitary Landfill Site which officially closed in June 2002.
Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion and Regional Chair Emil Kolb take a celebratory putt to mark the final development plans for the expanded championship golf course.

“This agreement to further develop the golf course is an example of a joint initiative that will benefit the community in years to come,” said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair. “We’re demonstrating that a closed landfill can be turned into a recreational asset for the City and the Region.”

Development plans for the expansion include an eighteen hole championship course to be designed as a Scottish Links style course, complete with cart paths; nine hole short course suitable for juniors and new golfers; double ended driving range that will be accessible from both courses; new centrally located clubhouse with year round banquet facilities, and a comprehensive golf program including tournament play.

“The upgraded course will generate revenue for the City and repay the Region’s capital cost. This facility will add another dimension to the sport of golf in Mississauga by offering two courses that are suitable for all levels of play,” said Mississauga Mayor Hazel McCallion.

The course is currently closed and construction for the expansion is scheduled to begin early in 2003. The new 27-hole course is scheduled to reopen in the summer of 2004.

The Region of Peel will be providing $10 million to the City of Mississauga to cover the one time capital cost for the course expansion and clubhouse construction. In the future, all capital expenditures will be financed through the creation of a reserve fund generated from the annual net operating profits.

“By working with the Region and using our experience from Lakeview Golf Course, I am confident we will be successful in operating this championship golf course,” said Paul Mitcham, Community Services Commissioner. “The expansion of this course will raise its profile and entice the golfing community by offering them a challenging course and expanded facilities suitable for hosting golf tournaments and other social events.”

The Britannia Hills Golf Course, a co-operative venture between the Region of Peel and the City of Mississauga, opened in June 1999. The initial golf course was developed on a portion of the landfill site that was closed in 1997, with the Region owning the land and the City operating the facility. This arrangement will continue with the expansion and upgrade of the course. Under the agreement, the Region of the Peel will retain ownership of the golf course, buildings and equipment and the City of Mississauga will manage and operate the course.

“The Britannia Hills Golf Course development is an impressive example of how the City of Mississauga and the Region of Peel can co-operatively work together to achieve an environmental solution,” said Mitch Zamojc, the Regional Commissioner of Public Works. “By using the former landfill site to create an expanded championship golf course, we anticipate we will fill the growing market demand for a championship golf course right in the community.”

Contacts:
Andrew Pollock
Director of Waste Management
Region of Peel
905-791-7800 ext. 4703
Bruce Carr
Director of Planning and Administration
City of Mississauga
905-896-5318


Photo available upon request.
 
Ben Shepherd
Manager
Waste Collection and Processing
Public Works
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4541

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9 Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail


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