Putting together a waterfront plan in Qualicum Beach

Next meeting is March 16 at the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

The Town of Qualicum Beach is hosting a public information meeting on its Waterfront Master Plan (WMP) on March 16.

“This is an opportunity to check in with the public and share what we have so far,” said Director of Planning Luke Sales.

A report on phase one of the process is available at town hall and online. Sales said the process is shifting from high-level concepts down to the details of how to evaluate the ideas as they move through the planning process.

The next phase will be about specific proposals and concepts that the public would like to see included in the new plan.

Council recently asked staff to propose a list of members for a WMP working group, which council will consider in a closed meeting. The working group will consist of two to four staff and four to six community members and work with the town on the public engagement process.

A staff report said some initial themes have emerged through phase one and “values such as accessibility, community/cultural landmarks, environmental integrity, youth and outdoor learning were associated with the waterfront.”

Sales said the level of interest in the beach as a place of learning was surprising, pointing out everyone has childhood memories of exploration and fascination with the beach. The meeting is Wednesday, March 16 at 7 p.m. at town hall.

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