Project Type Buildings
Project Status Design
Project Area Saanich



The South Island Communications Centre will be the first point of contact for 9-1-1 callers on South Vancouver Island and will also house police call-taking and dispatch for the Victoria, Saanich, Central Saanich and Oak Bay police departments as well as all local RCMP detachments.

The state-of-the-art post-disaster facility will be located at 4219 Commerce Circle in Saanich and is expected to be operational by early 2019.

Project Update

Stantec Consulting has been retained to design and provide project management services for the new South Island Communications Centre. Durwest Construction Management has been retained to act as construction management on the project. The design work is in the final stages, please see conceptual drawings below, and work package #1 has been awarded for excavation and site services. Excavation is expected to begin by October 20, 2017.


The CRD Board set a Strategic Priority to "collaborate with partners to prepare for, respond to and recover from emergencies". A new centre supports this priority while creating opportunities for improved efficiencies, upgrading to meet post disaster standards, and modernizing equipment.

The South Island Police Dispatch Steering Committee, comprised of CRD staff, police chiefs, the Province of British Columbia, RCMP and ECOMM worked together to plan and develop an operational framework for proposed unified 911 Primary Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) and Police Dispatch for the region.


  • Parkade View from Ops Flr Jun 19
    Parkade View taken June 19
  • 1st Flr Hallway facing front entry Jun19
    1st Floor Hallway facing front entry June19
  • Mtg and Trg Rm Jun 19
    Meeting and Training room taken June 19
  • Fitness Studio Jun 19
    Fitness Studio taken June 19
  • Server Rm Jun19
    Server Room taken June 19
  • Staff Office Jun 19
    Staff Office taken June 19
  • Operations Flr from Sup Area Jun 19
    Operations Floor taken June 19
  • Entry Vestibule Jun 19
    Entry Vestibule taken June 19
  • Ops Flr facing Sup Area and Entry Jun 19
    Operations Floor supply area and entry taken June 19
  • Eatery Jun 19
    Eatery taken June 19
  • Corner View from Ops Flr Jun 19
    Corner view from Operations Floor taken June 19
  • View from Operations Flr Jun 19
    View from Operations Floor taken June 19

Whats New

Last updated June 21

  • Added new photos from June 19, 2018

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