Kitamaat Dock Improvement
Recipient: Kitamaat Village Council
Sectors: Community Infrastructure
Strategy: Tourism-Recreational Infrastructure
Description: The marina is a focal point of the community, for traditional and commercial activities, but it was in urgent need of upgrades to meet the needs of modern fishing and tourism operators. This project brought electrical service, lights, fresh water, and new decking to the floats and wharf and is an excellent example of NKDF funds being used to improve public infrastructure to increase economic opportunity. Skeena Native Development Society paid for the labour and 16/37 Community Futures Development Corporation shared the capital costs with NKDF. 16/37 also approved a loan to enable the Harbour Authority to purchase a revenue-generating crane for moving freight between the boats and the wharf. The Village Council contributed the project management costs.