Saanich Peninsula Harbours & Waterways Initiative
To progress management of the issues in Brentwood Bay, the District proposed a collaborative approach with other jurisdictions. The CRD has agreed to manage a service and work with the peninsula municipalities.
In March 2021, the CRD Board adopted Bylaw 4391: Saanich Peninsula Waterways Environmental Action Service Establishment Bylaw No. 1, 2020 at the request of North Saanich, Sidney and Central Saanich.
The new service will provide a forum to bring First Nations, community groups and all levels of government together to collaborate on solutions and coordinate roles and responsibilities for action.
The service will not have regulatory authority but will dedicate effort and attention through public outreach and engagement, advocacy, pursuit of specific projects and coordination of any local government actions.
You can read about the service on the CRD's website.