This video of Oaklands Youth expressing what they'd like to see was presented at the Forward 50 Speaker's Night. Thank you Eva Olcen for putting this together.
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. The Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan is considered as "Neighbourhood-Led Local Area Planning Activities."
You can read the Terms of Reference for this group here.
Instead of going neighbourhood by neighbourhood, the City is grouping neighbourhoods by the urban villages and the mobility and transportation corridors that connect them. In October 2019 they announced that this process will be done in three phases.
Phase 1: North Park, Fernwood, and Hillside-Quadra
Phase 2: Rockland, Fernwood, North and South Jubilee
Phase 3: Oaklands and James Bay
The updated Local Area Plans will focus on integrated planning for land use, transportation, urban design-and public realm, and limiting the scope to urban villages, town centres, frequent transit and mobility corridors in three phases. The result will be a new and updated local area and neighbourhood plans, guidelines and regulations that guide new housing and businesses development and public space design.
Each phase will begin with creating a working group, made up community members and stakeholders who will help the City gather feedback from a diverse and inclusive representation of the community. According to the City, this community input will help the City achieve goals the goals in the Official Community Plan , Victoria Housing Strategy , Climate Leadership Strategy, Sustainable Mobility Strategy , Parks and Open Spaces Master Plan at a local level.
The Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan (ONP) steering committee has been engaged in the Neighbourhood-Led Local Area Planning Activities since June 2019.
The ONP steering committee is a volunteer team made up of homeowners, renters, business owners, parents, and volunteers.
If you would like to be involved with the steering committee or the working groups, please email at email@example.com
Watch the CHEK News Vital People Spotlight here
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
Oaklands Sunset Market - Wednesdays, July 3 to September 4, 2019 4:30 - 8:30pm.
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
Garden Tour Map: http://bit.ly/onpseptember21
If you missed the workshop you can still provide your feedback on the questions asked here.
October 26, 2019, 2-3:30pm - Emergency Perpardness and Commuity Mapping Event - Oaklands Community Centre
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
Learn more at https://oaklands.life/onp
Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 250-370-9101 ext.4
October 30, 2019 - FORWARD 50 Speaker Night at UVIC
See all the event details here
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.
One Planet Cities
The future of cycling in Victoria
Community Solar Gardens
09:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m.
Oaklands Community Centre
Reception Hours: Monday-Friday from 9:00 am - 5 pm
#1-2827 Belmont Avenue
Victoria, BC V8R 4B2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9102
Oaklands Neighbourhood House
Little Acorn Hours: Monday-Friday from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC V8R 4E3
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Hamilton Park
Infant/Toddler Centre Hours: Monday- Friday 7:45am- 5:30pm
1487 Hamilton Rd
Victoria, BC V8R 2Y2
T: 250-370-9101 F: 250-370-9159
Oaklands Community Association