Live, Work, Play, Learn
CentrePort Canada Inc. champions a “live, work, play, learn” approach to development and this is on full display in a number of initiatives now underway.
- Live - a new 500-acre residential community is being planned on City of Winnipeg lands in the southwest corner of the footprint. The new community, adjacent to an existing residential neighborhood, will bring much-needed housing to the area and will benefit CentrePort by providing housing options for employees who work at CentrePort-area companies.
- Work - Over 1200 acres are in development at CentrePort and since 2009, more than 57 new companies are have chosen the inland port to set up new operations. This strong rate of growth is expected to continue with the development of CentrePort’s new 665-acre Rail Park and several additional industrial parks, which will attract further private investment and create new jobs.
- Play - the protection of Little Mountain Park and the creation of more active transport opportunities are important priorities for CentrePort. The RM of Rosser zoning bylaw requires development proposals include green/ sustainability measures as well as active transport components (bike paths, bike storage spaces and walkable streets). CentrePort has also partnered with the Province of Manitoba to plant trees/ native vegetation and protect tall grass prairie as part of highway infrastructure development.
- Learn - education is essential in ensuring industry has access to a skilled workforce and Manitobans are trained for the jobs of tomorrow. CentrePort works with the universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg, and has formal partnerships with Red River College (which has two campuses at CentrePort) and the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology.