Next Phase of Public Participation Process Underway for Island View Beach Regional Park

Jun 04, 2015

Victoria, BC- The Capital Regional District (CRD) is seeking public input on updating the Island View Beach Regional Park Management Plan through meetings and public drop in sessions in June and July. In this second step of a four-step planning process, CRD staff will gather information on park issues and interests, to ensure an understanding by Regional Parks and the Regional Parks Committee.

“CRD staff is following a process that has been approved by the Regional Parks Committee and public participation is an integral component of preparing the management plan,” said Mike Walton, Senior Manager, Regional Parks. “Parks staff will meet with park visitors, adjacent landowners, interest groups, federal and provincial governments, District of Central Saanich and Tsawout First Nation.”

An online response form will also be available to identify park issues and interests.

Drop In Sessions at Island View Beach Regional Park

  • Thursday, June 11- 11am-4pm
  • Saturday, June 20 - 12-5pm
  • Friday, July 10 - 11am-4pm
  • Saturday, July 18 - 12-5pm
  • Thursday, July 23 - 11am-4pm

There are four steps for public participation in developing the park management plan. Step 1 is completed and took place in January and February 2015. It provided public opportunities to develop a common understanding of the current knowledge of the park’s natural environment and add to the information base through public feedback. Step 2, to gather information on issues and interests, will take place over the summer. Staff will report to the Regional Parks Committee on the results of Step 2 in in September 2015.

In Step 3, the CRD will hold a community round table dialogue session, and in Step 4 staff will prepare and present a draft plan for feedback at public meetings before finalizing it for Board approval. 

The CRD is updating the 1989 management plan for Island View Beach Regional Park to set a future direction for the park. The management plan is guided by the direction for the regional parks system provided in the CRD Regional Parks Strategic Plan. 

Details of the planning process are available at: https://www.crd.bc.ca/project/island-view-beach-management-plan.

The CRD is a local government that delivers 200+ regional, sub-regional and local services for residents of the region which includes 13 municipalities and three electoral areas within 2370 square kilometres on southern Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. Governed by a 24 member Board of Directors, the CRD is working to serve the public, and build a vibrant, livable and sustainable region.

Island View Beach Regional Park Management Plan Backgrounder (PDF)

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For media inquiries, please contact:
Laurie Sthamann
CRD Regional Parks
Tel: 250.360.3332 | Cell: 250-889.8030