Courtenay Launches Alternative Approval Process for Parkland Disposition

February 8, 2023

An Alternative Approval Process (AAP) has launched in Courtenay to gain elector assent for the City of Courtenay to dispose of a 232.6 square metre area of undeveloped parkland behind Harbourview Boulevard in "The Ridge" subdivision.

The disposition would be for the purpose of facilitating strata road access from 3327 Harbourview Boulevard to a proposed 12-lot subdivision at 4070 Fraser Road. Public access would continue across the disposed parcel to the remaining park land.

The parkland in question is valued at $22,983 as determined by an independent property appraisal. If the project proceeds, the parkland would be purchased by the applicant, with the funds allocated to the City’s parkland acquisition reserve fund.

Council may adopt “Parkland Disposition Bylaw No. 3050” unless at least 10 per cent (10%) of the electors of the City of Courtenay sign and submit elector response forms to the City by Friday March 24, 2023 at 4 p.m.

The number of eligible Courtenay electors has been determined to be 22,656. Therefore, the number of forms that indicates the bylaw does not have elector assent is 2,266.

For those who support the bylaw, no action is required.

Those who oppose the bylaw should complete an elector response form [PDF - 165 KB] and return it to Courtenay City Hall by the deadline on March 24 at 4 p.m.

Elector response forms are available online at or at Courtenay City Hall.

Completed elector response forms may be submitted in person at Courtenay City Hall, by mail to the City of Courtenay, 830 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, V9N 2J7, or by email  Elector response forms must be received by the deadline on March 24 at 4 p.m.

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