The Regional District of Nanaimo is currently developing the first ten-year Management Plan for the future Regional Park within the Fairwinds Lakes District.
Approximately 100 ha of parkland, including over 16km of trail, will be dedicated over the course of six development phases as part of the rezoning and subdivision of 287 ha of land owned by Fairwinds. Regional park dedication will help to protect the siteâ€™s natural features while providing opportunities for both passive and active recreation.
The PDA is a legally binding agreement between the RDN and Fairwinds which outlines development phasing and provision of community amenities in the Lakes District over the next 20 years.
Phased Development Agreement (2014)
A Public Survey was available at the Open House event and online from November 18 to December 9, 2014. Thank you to everyone who participated.
If you were not able to attend the Open House, please review the information panels below:
The RDN Board also formally approved the proposed name of Qwiyulass Regional Park for the future park within the Fairwinds Lakes District. Qwiyulass is the Snaw-naw-as name for Notch Hill; it is a hulâ€™qumiâ€™num term that means â€śthe watch.â€ť The name was suggested by public survey respondents and supported by the Snaw-naw-as First Nation and the project Advisory Committee.
Final Plan (June 23, 2015)