6a. What are you doing to ensure adequate public consultation and community engagement?

We are in the early stages of consulting with our neighbours, the broader Oak Bay community, our congregation and the District of Oak Bay. Our engagement in 2017 primarily focused on introducing the project, and gaining an understanding of issues and concerns of our near neighbours. This input helped develop initial designs to try and meet neighbours’ suggestions and concerns and help determine viability.

In 2018, we will expand our conversation and exploration to include the broader Oak Bay community, as this is very much a community-wide topic. We are looking to build input opportunities into our new website and to identify additional engagement tools as we plan our public consultation activities for 2018. Please check back to the website where we will share our plan, once it’s fully developed.