The RDN will proceed with a land purchase to expand Blueback Drive Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin photo)

The RDN will proceed with a land purchase to expand Blueback Drive Community Park in Nanoose Bay. (News Bulletin photo)

RDN will purchase land to expand oceanside park in Nanoose Bay

Region receives alternate approval to make $1-million purchase

A park right along the ocean in Nanoose Bay is growing, as the Regional District of Nanaimo will spend $1 million on an adjacent piece of land.

The RDN announced last week the results of an alternate-approval process to buy 3427 Tyee Cres., a 0.13-hectare property adjacent to Blueback Drive Community Park.

The deadline to register opposition to the purchase passed Feb. 14 and the RDN received 23 eligible responses, short of the 10-per cent threshold that would have been required to block the purchase.

The RDN can now proceed with the $1,065,500 real estate purchase. The region will use $130,000 from reserves and the rest will be borrowed over 20 years. The regional district has already budgeted $30,000 for site restoration including demolition of a structure on the property.

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