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Kangaroo Creek Farm gets the go-ahead to move to Kelowna location

Kangaroo Creek Farm has received approval from the regional district to move to a new location in Kelowna.
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May 28, 2019 - 9:08 AM

KELOWNA - Kangaroo Creek Farm got the go-ahead to hop to its new location.

Central Okanagan Regional District directors approved a Temporary Use Permit application yesterday, May 27, that allows the popular tourist attraction to move from its current Lake Country location to a 10-acre property at 5932 Old Vernon Rd., situated at Kelowna's northern boundary.

Farm owners had to meet a number of conditions including operating the business only between the months of March through to October; an approved evacuation plan, Interior Health signing off on hand washing facilities, not putting up permanent structures and not using water from Mill Creek among other things. Much of this was addressed before the Monday meeting.

A tweak to the plan added Monday was that regional district staff will work with the applicant and the Agricultural Land Commission to move the entrance to the northern boundary of the property.

Kangaroo Creek Farm owners said they’d meet the conditions through a variety of measures and they would also enhance the site.

“At the present time, the site is entirely undeveloped and has not been used for the agricultural activity of any kind for many years. The fencing is either no n existent of in a state of disrepair,” reads their application, received May 21.

“There is one small outbuilding and one Ontario style farmhouse that dates from around 1890. We would like to restore the house if possible. Visitors will not be allowed into the structure. However, we would like to have some information boards around the house to provide interesting historical about the site and Ellison in general.”

In addition to that there are plans for pastures, and picnic and historical interest areas.

While permission was granted it's unclear when the move would take place.

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