Bowen Island Municipality has obtained a building permit for the Community Centre, bringing the project one step closer to its realization. Having a building permit strengthens the application to the Investing in Canada Infrastructure Program by demonstrating that the project is “shovel ready”. Access to grant funding is a key component of the estimated capital budget of $14.5 million, and could pay up to 73% of the eligible costs of building the Community Centre. The grant application must also demonstrate community support, such as donations, pledges and letters of support. With a building permit in hand, fulfilling the capital budget remains the last requirement before building can begin.