Breakdown of costs

Oceanside Health Centre funding coming from all areas

When the doors open on the new Oceanside Health Centre in Parksville, taxpayers from across the Regional District of Nanaimo will have a financial stake in it.

How much of a stake of the RDN’s approximately $6.3 million share of the $15.79 million tab will be however, is difficult to say, said RDN financial and information services officer Nancy Avery.

“We raise taxes and, depending on the state of the budget at any one time, the tax is what we need to pay for everything in the  budget.”

Based on the current taxation formula, she said Nanaimo will pay $3.3 million of the tab, while Parksville will pay $543,000 and Qualicum Beach will pay $428,000. The District of Lantzville will pay $163,000 of the total, while the rest of the electoral areas within the RDN would pay $1.9 million.

“We want to be very careful,” she said. “This is not necessarily how it will look over a period of time on the tax notice.”