On September 7, 2010, Council appointed a nine-member committee to act as a review panel and sounding board for District staff and the consulting team to ensure a realistic plan that reflected the community’s needs and interests.
Committee members provided input at key stages throughout the development of the Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan. The District of West Kelowna would like to express its sincere thanks to the committee members for their dedication to the planning process:
Public & Stakeholder Input
In addition to the establishment of the consultation committee, a 3-stage community engagement process was completed.
Stage 1: Westbank Centre Issues & Opportunities Workshop
The workshop was held July 29, 2010
Approximately 30 key stakeholders attended (photo right)
The workshop was an initial opportunity for interest groups and stakeholders to get their ideas, concerns and priorities on the table and to identify the key issues and opportunities that should be addressed in the Westbank Centre Revitalization Plan
The feedback received at this workshop is outlined in the following initial overview documents and helped the consulting team in developing key planning direction for the Revitalization Plan:
The Design Charrette and Public Open House was held October 13 and 14, 2010. The Westbank Centre Design Charrette provided the District with an opportunity to generate and test options and ideas for the plan. The event was attended by members of the consulting team and consultation committee, District staff, residents, local business and the development community.
Over 135 people attended the Public Open House!
Stage 3: Public Open House
After the Plan was drafted, a final Public Open House was held on June 16, 2011 to present the draft plan, and seek further community feedback.
The open house was designed in a convenient, drop-in format, held over a period of several hours stretching into the evening to give the public greater attendance options.
More than 300 people attended the Public Open House at Royal LePage Place.