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, which is made up of 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?
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
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
Garden Tour Map: http://bit.ly/onpseptember21
This event will follow the City of Victoria's Emergency Reception Centre Exercise from 12:30-2pm. Find all the details here: https://www.facebook.com/events/397069917631185/
Join us for hot chocolate, cider, and a community mapping event. Using maps, and with help from UVIC Community Mapping students, we will talk about the what our community needs to become more resilient in the event of natural disasters.
What's your plan in case of an emergency? What resources do you want to see in your neighbourhood to help you in case of natural disasters? How can community amenities support getting to know your neighbours and build a stronger, healthier community?
Have your say about the future of the Oaklands neighbourhood. Whether you live here, work, volunteer, or spend time just having fun, we want to hear your thoughts on the priorities and issues in the Oaklands neighbourhood.
Location: Oaklands Community Centre, 1-2827 Belmont Ave
Hot chocolate, cider, snacks provided
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 - June 2019
process launch - team building, data collection and analysis,.
Phase 2: July - December 2019
Public engagement, community consultation at Oaklands Sunset Market, Hillside Centre, public workshops Forward 50 Speaker Night, community mapping, engagement with Vic High students.
Phase 3: January - March 2020
Data collection, collect and collate data from workshops, collect research and data from the City and Stats Canada, build and delivery community wide survey. Facilitate two day long design charettes.
Phase 4: April - June 2020
Start draft report, gather images, maps, collaborate with agencies and neighbourhood.
Phase 5: July - October 2020
Complete draft of neighbourhood plan, compile specific recommendations based on data and surveys.
November 2020: Present plan to Oaklands neighbourhood
Steering Committee Members
Val Cortes, Meaghan MacDonald, Celine Vaillant, Braude, Kerry Schular, Eva Olcen, Zinnia Clark, Sarah Murray, Chris Holt.
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
The future of cycling in Victoria
Community Solar Gardens
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
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: monday-friend from 7:30am- 5:30pm
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Community Association