Sign outside the future site of Newton Community Centre, in the 6900-block of King George Boulevard. (File photo)

Sign outside the future site of Newton Community Centre, in the 6900-block of King George Boulevard. (File photo)

Survey to shape Newton’s new community centre with gift-card draw

Facility expected to be open by the end of 2024

What should Newton’s new community centre look like?

The City of Surrey wants to know, as part of an online survey that involves a draw of $100 gift cards for five lucky residents who voice their opinion.

The $90-million project is planned for the 6900-block of King George Boulevard, former site of a Rona store.

“The multi-phase facility has the potential to provide expanded aquatic, cultural, library, and recreation opportunities,” a survey intro says.

Input “will help shape a modern and sustainable community centre designed to meet the needs of a diverse and growing population.”

The survey, at engage.surrey.ca, is open until Sept. 12. More project details are posted to surrey.ca/newtoncommunitycentre.

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On June 1, Surrey council approved a $4,357,069.60 to TKA+D Architecture + Design Inc. and MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. for the Newton Community Centre project.

In January, the council decided to borrow $90 million for the community centre.

Construction will begin in the winter of 2022, according to a news release from city hall last spring, and the facility is expected to be open by the end of 2024.



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