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Driftwood Road Beach Access

Following the 2014 Beach Access Inventory for Electoral Area 'A', the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission re-visited some of the priority water accesses to discuss and determine which should be considered first. At the regular Commission meeting in June 2015, the Commission identified the Driftwood Road beach access as a priority site for improvement. Currently the trail ends at a bank above the beach, which is seeing erosion from people scaling down to the beach.

A geotechnical study was conducted and design drawings for the addition of a staircase to the beach were prepared.

In the fall of 2017, parks staff met onsite with neighbours in the area to discuss the project and listen to neighbour comments and questions about the proposed project. Just over half responses received were supportive of the stairs, with most not wanting any other improvement (e.g. parking). Just under half the responses received did not want the RDN to construct stairs at this site. Click Here for a full summary of the feedback received.

The Electoral Area 'A', the Parks, Recreation and Culture Commission will consider the input received at their first meeting in 2018. A permit held by the RDN with the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure will be required to construct and maintain the trail and stairs.

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact Kelsey Cramer, Parks Planner.