Indigenous, Community Gardens set for approval in Aurora

By Brock Weir  Local Journalism Initiative Reporter Community gardens and an Indigenous garden are two of the Hartwell Way park amenities set for approval at Council this week. Sitting at the Committee level on May 18, Council approved a construction budget increase of $1,220,900, bringing the cost of the park to a total $2,720,900, fully funded from the Town’s Cash in-Lieu of Parkland reserve. A staff report attributed the cost increase to how the vision for the park has evolved since it was first proposed and approved in 2018 as a non-programmed park. Since then, prices have increased over the course of the pandemic, and Council’s vision has expanded to include additional features like a natural playground and community gardens. The latest addition is the creation of the Indigenous garden,…

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