A group of councillors in the Halifax Regional Municipality has endorsed a $2-million grant for the construction of the new $18.5-million Discovery Centre along the city’s waterfront, CBC News reports.
The grant still needs final approval from Halifax regional council, but Coun. Waye Mason said he’s thrilled the city’s Audit and Finance Committee agreed the municipality’s contribution should be $2 million.
The provincial and federal governments have already kicked in close to half of the total amount. The Nova Scotia government is contributing $6 million and the federal government is kicking in $3 million of the $18.5-million cost.
Discovery Centre officials hope construction can begin this fall.