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February 5, 2016

Land approved for City of Whitehorse building consolidation project

Joint news release

WHITEHORSE—Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent announced today that the Yukon government has provided land to the City of Whitehorse for its building consolidation project.

The land, with an estimated market value of $1 million, will be provided to the City through a long-term lease agreement, with a nominal fee of one dollar per year.

“We look forward to seeing this important project move forward,” Kent said. “This agreement builds on our government-to-government relationship and will provide benefits to all Yukoners.”

The eight hectares of land at the top of Two Mile Hill was originally held by the Department of Highways and Public Works for a possible future expansion of the Whitehorse airport.

"We are pleased that this land has been made available," Mayor Dan Curtis said. "We can now formalize the plans to consolidate and relocate our municipal operations and move forward with phase one of the new municipal operations building."

Phase one of the building consolidation project will include financial approvals, building design, and site preparation.


View the lease area map.


Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications

Ron Billingham
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources

Jessica Apolloni
Communications, City of Whitehorse


News release #16-043