Island View Beach Regional Park Draft Management Plan Public Engagement

Apr 26, 2016

Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District (CRD) is asking for the public’s feedback on the Draft Management Plan for Island View Beach Regional Park. The CRD is updating the management plan for Island View Beach Regional Park to set a future direction for the park.

“We want to hear from the public about the draft management plan. The feedback we receive will be considered as staff develop a final park management plan,” said Mike Walton, CRD Regional Parks Senior Manager. “The draft park management plan is based on extensive public dialogue, meetings and feedback. It sets out proposed strategies and actions to address the key issues that were identified during the public participation process.

The feedback process on the draft plan includes town hall meetings, individual meetings with stakeholders and the Tsawout First Nation, and an online response form. CRD Staff will also be at the park this summer to answer questions about the draft plan. The response form is available online until July 10, 2016. All comments received through this public participation process will be considered before a final management plan is provided to the Parks Committee and CRD Board for approval in fall 2016.

Thursday, May 26 | Open House 5:30-6:30pm and Town Hall Meeting 6:30-9:30pm
Da Vinci Centre, 195 Bay St., Victoria 

Saturday, May 28 | Open House 12-1pm and Town Hall Meeting 1-4pm 
Greek Community Hall, 4648 Elk Lake Dr., Saanich

The meeting format includes an open house, presentation, questions and clarifications, small-group discussions and short plenary, and wrap up.

“CRD staff has been following a four-step public participation process that was approved by the Regional Parks Committee to prepare the management plan, and public participation remains an integral component of the process,” said Walton.

Step 1 – Gather information about the park’s natural environment (Completed Spring 2015);
Step 2 – Identify park management issues and interests (Completed Summer 2015);
Step 3 – Hold community dialogue session (Fall-Winter 2015);
Step 4 – Prepare and present a draft plan, seek feedback, and prepare a final plan (Spring-Fall 2016).

Island View Beach Draft Management Plan Bulletin
Island View Beach Draft Management Plan FAQ

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.

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