RDN board will accept Potlatch parkland

Derek Kilbourn

Sounder News

Tuesday, October 10 2017

The Regional District of Nanaimo will accept the parkland between Church and Spruce roads being offered as part of the Potlatch application. This past Tuesday, October 3, the RDN Board approved three motions which would see the RDN take on the 16.4 hectare (40 acre) property adjacent to Cox Community Park - if and when the Islands Trust passes the respective bylaws - and at the time of subdivision of the properties between Church, Spruce, and Taylor Bay roads.

Per the motions, the RDN will accept the proposed 16.4-hectare parkland dedication through subdivision under Section 510 of the Local Government Act following adoption of Bylaws 289 and 290 by the Islands Trust; the RDN will accept proposed SRW #1, #2, #3 and #4 as public trail connections through subdivision following adoption of Bylaws 289 and 290 by the Islands Trust; and staff will include planning and development of the parkland dedication and trails in the Electoral Area ‘B’ Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee work planning session for prioritization and $186,000 be included in the long term Financial Plan.

The next meeting of the Electoral Area ‘B’ Parks and Open Space Advisory Committee is scheduled for October 16 from 7pm to 9pm at the Gabriola Arts and Heritage Centre.