Victoria, BC– Mitra and Keyvan Shojania, as part of their successful amenity rezoning in the District of Highlands, have transferred 15.6 hectares of land for park use to the Capital Regional District (CRD) valued at $300,000.
“This parcel links local trail connections, and the District is grateful to the Shojanias for their generosity, which will have a lasting legacy for the region,” said District of Highlands Mayor Ken Williams.
“We too want to extend our appreciation for this park land, which will contribute to the creation of an east-west trail connection in this area,” said Susan Brice, CRD Regional Parks Committee Chair.
The parcel is located along the proposed route for a future regional trail connection between Thetis Lake Regional Park and Gowlland-Tod Provincial Park, which is identified in the CRD Regional Parks Strategic Plan. This east-west trail connector is also included in the District of Highlands Trails Master Plan. Development of the regional trail will not occur until land to the east is acquired to complete the link; financial resources would come through the CRD Regional Parks Land Acquisition Fund.
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.
For media inquiries, please contact:
Mayor Ken Williams
District of Highlands
Andy Orr, Senior Manager
CRD Corporate Communications