The resort community of Lac Benoir inaugurates the work

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Work is underway at the Nomi Resort Club, a 51-unit recreational community on Lake Benoir near Elephant Lake.

Dysart et al Mayor Andrea Roberts, Deputy Mayor Pat Kennedy and Coun. Tammy Donaldson attended a ribbon-cutting ceremony on January 27.

“I think it’s been a long time coming. We’ve always talked about it,” said Nomi Resort Chief Operating Officer Susan Elizabeth (Elise) Blouin, who has led several development projects with international firm Sieta and Pikes.

The project will be an addition to the existing Nomi complex. Buyers are purchasing a turnkey home near a private stretch of waterfront. Residences can be rented to Nomi guest members during the seasons when they are away.

The first 15 homes are expected to be completed this summer, along with a spa, gym, food store, Nespresso lounge and outdoor sports facilities.

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Blouin said it was a sign of Nomi’s dedication to creating a destination, which could also boost local tourism. “It transcends Haliburton,” she said. “We spend a lot of time marketing Haliburton, we put so much effort into it.”

She said many buyers have so far been between the ages of 38 and 45, reflecting a younger generation keen to invest in rural tourism.

“They’re looking at it for their own sense of well-being,” Blouin said.

Construction of the private residences is expected to stretch through 2023, with plans for more buildings on the 850-acre property underway.

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