CRD initiates two regional Alternative Approval Processes

Dec 19, 2022

Victoria, BC–The Capital Regional District (CRD) has begun two regional Alternative Approval Processes (AAPs). The first AAP will consider the establishment of a regional Canada Goose management service, and the second AAP will consider the borrowing of $36,000,000 for the purpose of acquiring, designing, and constructing solid waste facilities and site improvements.

The regional Canada Goose management service would aim to address the increasing population of Canada Geese in the area, which has led to degrading coastal ecosystems and waterways, public and private lands and increasing risk to public health across the region. The service would provide coordinated management of Canada goose populations to address these issues.

The borrowing of up to $36,000,000 would enable the identified projects within the Solid Waste Service’s five year (2023-2027) capital plan to be completed, including a renewable natural gas plant construction, landfill cell liner installation, and sedimentation pond relining and expansion. The debt servicing costs will be funded by Hartland Landfill tipping fees.

 As outlined as part of the AAP’s, the CRD may proceed with Bylaw No. 4515, “Solid Waste Disposal Loan Authorization Bylaw No. 1, 2022 and Bylaw No. 4522, “Canada Goose Management Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2022”, unless at least 10% of electors in the services area (33,208 electors) indicate, by signing the elector response form, that the Board must obtain the assent of the electors by way of a referendum before proceeding.

The deadline for submitting signed elector response forms, in relation to both Bylaw No. 4515 and Bylaw No. 4522, to the CRD is noon on Monday, January 23, 2023.

These AAPs are an important step in the decision-making process. More information about the AAPs, including copies of the elector response form can be found on the website at or

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