Facilities for Our Future: Saanich plans for the district’s long-term needs

May 2, 2017

News Release
For Immediate Release 


Saanich, BC – Starting today, the District of Saanich undertakes a three-week public education campaign aimed at informing the public about the role of the district’s municipal facilities in the delivery of services and programs. A long-term plan is being developed to ensure that Saanich can meet service delivery targets effectively, while recognizing changing resident needs and regional growth.

The Strategic Facilities Master Plan will provide a framework for how Saanich will invest in its facilities in the coming years. The twenty-year plan will be comprised of information about the condition, capacity and risks at Saanich’s significant facilities, and will identify key priorities.

“Just as homeowners need to maintain their properties to protect their investment, we need to do the same as a municipality,” said Paul Thorkelsson, Chief Administrative Officer. “That’s why Saanich is developing a framework – which will be provided to the public - with information about maintaining and improving our buildings in order to meet our community’s evolving needs. Municipal buildings belong to the community, so we want everyone to be part of this conversation.” 

Get Involved

The public is invited to visit the project website saanich.ca/facilityplan to review interactive material and complete the Facilities for Our Future survey, available from now until May 19, 2017.

Saanich staff will be out in the community hosting numerous pop-up engagements ready to meet with the public, walk them through the materials and answer questions. See our calendar for more information.

Learn More

For more information on the Facilities for Our Future campaign and where to join staff at our pop-up engagements, please visit saanich.ca/facilityplan. Find us on social using #Facilityplan and by following us on Facebook: facebook.com/saanich.bc and Twitter: twitter.com/Saanich. 

Media Contact: 

Saanich Communications
250-475-5494 ext. 3444