Climate Action

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Despite being a young municipality—only eight years old—West Kelowna is facing the challenge of climate action head on.

To learn more about our accomplishments in 2015 and find out what we have planned for 2016, please read:

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Summary

Endeavoring to create the first OCP and several master plans concurrently, while also starting a municipal government, for a community of 34,500 people, has been a great undertaking, but one that is netting tremendous results for the benefit of West Kelowna, its residents and its environment.

Climate Action goals achieved since incorporation, on December 6, 2007, include:

  • Gellatly Road Phases 1 through 3 Improvements with the addition of sidewalks, cycling lanes, bus bays and street trees for nearly 1.5 kilometres between the Cove Lakeside Resort and Rotary Park;
  • Brown Road Streetscape Phase 1 Improvements, with sidewalks, new water and sewer mains, curb and gutter, street trees and irrigated landscaping and underground placement of overhead utilities;
  • Upgrade of Westlake Road from Highway 97 to Starlight Crescent, including bus bays, cycling lanes, habitat crossing for protected turtle species, roundabout at Stevens Road, sidewalks and pedestrian crossings and upgraded turn lanes and accesses.
  • Silver LEED® certification awarded to the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment in recognition of its may energy efficiencies and environmentally conscientious components:
  • Adoption of the City's first Transportation, Sanitary Sewer and Water Utility Master Plans;
  • Adoption of the City's first Zoning Bylaw;
  • Ongoing energy efficiency retrofits at several municipal facilities including Jim Lind Arena, Johnson Bentley Memorial Aquatic Centre and Lakeview Heights Community Hall; and,
  • RapidBus expansion to Boucherie Mountain and Westbank Centre in cooperation with the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia, BC Transit, Westbank Frist Nation and local governments.
Contact Us

To learn more about the City of West Kelowna's Climate Actions, please contact the Development Services Division: