Construction newsletter

Swift River Energy Limited has been authorized to proceed with the North Bala Small Hydro Project by federal, provincial, municipal, and local regulators.  Construction began in August and is expected to take up to 2 years. As part of our ongoing engagement activities, this is the first of our newsletters to give you what you need to know about our construction activities.

Newsletter Volume 1 - Oct 2017 

Portage Landing Park Plan - Open house

Swift River Energy Limited thanks everyone that came out to the open house last night. 

Approximately 60 members of the community came out to review the rehabilitation plans and meet with representative(s) of The Township of Muskoka Lakes, Steven Burgess Architects and Swift River Energy Limited. 

Comments, opinions, and suggestions were received and are appreciated. 

Park Plan - Open house, Bala ON

The public is invited to attend an informational open house at Bala Community Centre  at 1008 Maple Avenue, Bala on December 8, 2016 from 4:30 pm – 7:30 pm  to inspect the plans to restore Portage Landing in Bala. 

At the open house you will have an opportunity to speak with representatives of Swift River Energy Limited, Township of Muskoka Lakes, and Stevens Burgess Architects

New balafalls.ca

Welcome to Swift River Energy Limited’s new website for the North Bala Falls Small Hydro Project!  Here you will find news, drawings and next steps for the construction of the small power plant. 

SREL is currently working towards completing the power plant building drawings for the submission of a building permit and completing power plant plans and specifications for submission to the Province of Ontario.  Both submissions are several weeks away.  We have also been busy working with TML staff, Council and consultants on a plan to mitigate construction impacts to traffic and Margaret Burgess Park.  The plan includes leasing land from TML to avoid using the park for construction staging.  TML Council will be considering the lease option soon (possibly at the November 13th Council meeting) and, depending on which option they  choose, a new accessible water front park located on the Portage Landing Lands could be in Bala’s future. 

You can check out the proposed park Plans, which also include the power plant building's elevation drawings. 

Did you know that the design committee who developed the plans for the hydro dam were made up of individuals in the community worked closely with SREL’s architect on the development of the building design?