Qualicum Beach council notes: strategic plan update

Affordable housing update pushed until after public consultation

Memorial Avenue, trails and health care were all discussed during Qualicum Beach’s most recent city council meeting.

On Oct. 2, council went over an update on their strategic plan for 2019 to 2022.

Some highlights included discussion about upgrades to Memorial Avenue.

“The spit is complete on the water and now we are in a waiting pattern to see how the new addition reacts to king tides over the winter. Would expect the traffic circle tenders to go out in the near future. Hope to have completed by the summer of 2020,” Mayor Brian Wiese said in an emailed statement.

In addition, trails in town were discussed. Council said that grants have been secured for the East/West connector, which should be completed in March. The Memorial separated trail is scheduled to be done in early 2020.

The council continues to work with the Perfect Storm Group, Division of Family Practice and Vancouver Island Health Authority towards their goal of building a community health facility. Mayor Wiese said the council is looking at what they need to do to attract physicians to Qualicum Beach.

An update on affordable housing was scheduled for the meeting, but has been pushed to a later date. Wiese said “the town is looking for input on much needed initiatives for more affordable housing. The survey has been issued and is available to complete until Oct. 18 and can be found on the town’s website. Partnerships, land and the province, a lot of moving pieces but coming together nicely.”

cloe.logan@pqbnews.com

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