IDA CHONG ON VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL MARINA: ‘The provincial government’s Integrated Land Management Bureau does not have the authority to change local zoning or make political decisions about land use in the municipality’ of Victoria

VICTORIA INTERNATIONAL MARINA

ZONING IS UP TO CITY OF VICTORIA,

SAYS OAK BAY-GORDON HEAD MLA

 

Some residents of Greater Victoria have recently expressed concern about the proposed marina in Victoria Harbour, and there has been some confusion over the respective roles of the provincial and municipal governments in this matter.

The provincial government’s Integrated Land Management Bureau does not have the authority to change local zoning or make political decisions about land use in the municipality.

Rather, it is the responsibility of the City of Victoria to make the political decisions regarding what is an acceptable use of land within the City, taking into consideration the needs and wishes of residents and businesses.

The role of the Bureau is to determine whether the proposed use of the Crown water lot for a marina is compatible with local zoning or other bylaws.

I trust this will provide clarity to those who have expressed concerns.

 

Ida Chong

MLA for Oak Bay-Gordon Head

 

CCC BLOG reprint:

Marina zoning is up to the city 

Victoria Times Colonist: timescolonist.com

Friday, June 25, 2010

Page A15

 

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