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FOR RELEASE
April 11, 2016

Yukon government moving forward with land development and planning in Mayo and Dawson

WHITEHORSE—Minister of Energy, Mines and Resources Scott Kent today announced that land development and planning projects in Mayo and Dawson are moving forward.

“Making residential and agricultural land available to Yukoners is a priority for this government,” Kent said. “The Yukon government looks forward to working with local municipalities to determine the best path forward on these projects.”

Up to 16 rural residential lots and five agricultural parcels will be developed just north of the Village of Mayo. The rural residential land lottery and the agricultural land application process are planned for this fall.

“Providing rural residential and agricultural opportunities close to the Village of Mayo greatly enhances the community’s ability to offer the kind of lifestyles people are looking for,” Mayo Mayor Scott Bolton said.

The Yukon government is working with the City of Dawson to create a joint plan for future development at the north end of the city, guided by Dawson’s Community Plan. The creation of this plan follows a recent successful residential land lottery in Dawson.

“The plan will enable the City of Dawson and Yukon government to implement well-coordinated joint development in the north end of the city,” Dawson Mayor Wayne Potoroka said. “We look forward to realizing the opportunities that this plan will provide.”

A public request for proposals is expected to be issued this summer to secure the services of an engineering firm to oversee components of the Dawson planning project.

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Contact:
Dan Macdonald
Cabinet Communications
867-393-6470
dan.macdonald@gov.yk.ca

Ron Billingham
Communications, Energy, Mines and Resources
867-667-8786
ron.billingham@gov.yk.ca


News release #16-123