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Oaklands Community Association


Oaklands Community Centre                   Oaklands Neighbourhood House
1-2827 Belmont Avenue               2629 Victor Street
Victoria, BC  V8R 4B2               Victoria, BC  V8R 4B3
250-370-9101               250-370-9103


Oaklands Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2020

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. 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! 

If you would like to be involved with the steering committee or the working groups, please email Rob Tornack at onp@oaklandsca.com 

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.

Community Consultation Schedule: (check back for some dates)

Annual General Meeting - April 25, 2019 

Oaklands Street Party - May 11, 2019

Oaklands Sunset Market - Wednesdays, July 3 to September 4, 4:30 - 8:30pm. Find the Oaklands Nieghbourhood Plan tent at the Oaklands Sunset Market 

Steering Committee Members

Name Represents Who
Rob Tornack (chair)Resident
Sarah MurrayOaklands Community Association

Braude, Val Cortes, Meaghan MacDonald,
John O'Brien, Celine Vallant

Michael Manhas, Kerry Schular, John O'BrienBusiness
Sarah SmithNon-Profit Organizations