At the April 25, 2019 Annual General Meeting, The Oaklands Community Association announced that we will be beginning community consultation resulting in a document to be delivered to the City of Victoria in December 2020. This document will then be used to inform the City of Victoria's Official Community Plan. This is the first time the City of Victoria has supported a community led neighbourhood planning process. The Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan (ONP) will be carried out by the ONP Steering Committee, led by local resident Rob Tornack, together with a team of other homeowners, renters, business owners, parents, and volunteers.
We are seeking volunteers to help with specific tasks such as: gateway design into Oaklands, canvas residents between Haultain and Bay Streets to consider extending the Oaklands boundary to Bay Street, neighbourhood ways to promote and protect our environment, change Hillside Avenue to a more welcoming people friendly space, expansion of Haultain Corners and Gosworth villages, landscape design for the Oaklands Rise Woonerf, place making opportunities, and so much more!
We are working collaboratively to set the values for the development of the community. Want to find out more? Be a part of it?
If you would like to be involved with the steering committee or the working groups, please email Rob Tornack at email@example.com
Public Engagement Events & Workshops
Not able to attend the event? Feel free to follow the links to a survey of the same questions posed at each event.
(You will notice that most questions will be asked during more than one survey. This has been done in the hopes of reaching as many people as possible.)
Annual General Meeting - April 25, 2019
Oaklands Street Party - May 11, 2019
Oaklands Community Dinner - June 23, 2019
Find the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan tent each Oaklands Sunset Market
September 21, 2019 - Community Visioning Workshop + Garden Tour!
Drop in at 10am, 12pm, or 2pm to learn about the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan and provide your feedback about the future of the Oaklands neighbourhood!
"Choose your own adventure" Oaklands Garden Tour to follow!
Location: Oaklands Chapel
October 26, 2019 - Public Workshop #2 held at Oaklands Chapel
October 30, 2019 - Forward 50 Speaker Night at UVIC
Here's the Implementation strategy for the OCP
Here's the previous Neighbourhood plan
The framework consists of ten easily understood principles including 'health and happiness' and 'zero carbon energy', backed up with detailed guidance and tools that anyone, anywhere can use.
The Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan will take place in four phases:
Phase 1: April -November 2019
process launch - team building, data collection and analysis, community consultation at Oaklands Sunset Market, Hillside Centre, public workshops, design charettes, etc.
Phase 2: December 2019 - March 2020
defining the big picture - this phase builds upon the results of community engagement and focuses on the development of the vision, goals statement and action plan, and primary deliverables.
Phase 3:March - July 2020
building the big plan - this pace involves drafting the updated Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan text which will serve to guide the development of the community over the next few decades.
Phase 4: August - November 2020
prepare plan for adoption - this phase involves stakeholder consultation to solicit feedback on the draft plan and subsequent revisions. The final draft of the Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan is to be submitted to City Council by December 30, 2020.
Steering Committee Members
Rob Tornack (chair), Sarah Murray, Val Cortes, Meaghan MacDonald, John O'Brien, Celine Vaillant, Kerry Schular, Eva Olcen, Zinnia Clark.
The Oaklands Neighbourhod Plan will respond to long range planning challenges and opportunities and provides direction for decision making through:
The Community Planning Division also:
One Planet Cities
Community Solar Gardens
Oaklands Community Centre
Reception Hours: monday-friday from 9:00am- 5:00pm
#1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4B2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9102
Oaklands Neighbourhood House
Little Acorn Hours:
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 (ext. 6)