Carbonear calling for new depot designs

Melissa Jenkins
Published on May 7, 2015
Carbonear's director of public works Brian O'Grady stands in front of the future home of the town's new work depot.
Photo by Melissa Jenkins/The Compass

The Town of Carbonear is moving ahead with planning for a building at its new public works yard.

During a regular council meeting on Monday, May 4, councillors unanimously voted to issue a request for proposals (RFP) for the building, which will be located at the new depot site on Goff Avenue.

For several years, the town has been purchasing more equipment and has outgrown the current location on Bannerman Street.

Although there is no indication on size or what will be included in the new structure, sources say a new lunchroom, large bays for equipment, a carpentry shop and a laundry facility are on the list.

The lunchroom is situated in the former municipal building that was open until 1998, when the Conception Bay Regional Community Centre opened. Most equipment is currently kept outdoors during all seasons.

Although it is unknown what will happen with the current work yard once the new depot is up and running, some believe it will go to the fire department, which is located across the street, for training and storage.

The town expects construction will begin later this year.