qathet Regional District briefs

Provides support for Outdoor Learning Centre; Responds to Sunshine Coast Tourism requests; Supports Savary barge renewal; Provides money to Savary land trust

Provides support for Outdoor Learning Centre

qathet Regional District board has directed staff to provide a letter of support to School District 47 Powell River Outdoor Learning Centre regarding waterfront enhancement as outlined in a letter from the Outdoor Learning Centre dated April 30, 2020.

At the June 25 regional board meeting, the board also voted to invite the Outdoor Learning Centre to appear as a delegation to the board prior to development regarding the waterfront enhancement project.

The board also approved construction of a gazebo and amphitheatre at the Outdoor Learning Centre, as outlined in a letter from the School District 47 Outdoor Learning Centre’s letter dated May 1, 2020.

Responds to Sunshine Coast Tourism requests

Regarding requests from Sunshine Coast Tourism (SCT), the regional board voted to provide a letter of support regarding the two per cent municipal regional district tax renewal application. The tax is charged on accommodations throughout the region and provides funding for SCT’s marketing initiatives.

The board also voted that the qRD ask SCT to engage with Tourism Powell River and that qRD encourage SCT and Tourism Powell River to come to an agreement as quickly as possible.

The board carried a third motion that the board send a letter of support to the online accommodation platform guidelines, which applies to accommodations for tourism industry workers.

Supports Savary barge renewal

The regional board has directed staff to obtain a 30-year renewal of the licence of occupation with BC Ministry of Forest, Lands and Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development for the Savary Island barge site.

Provides money to Savary land trust

The regional board voted to provide $2,500 to the Savary Island Land Trust Society from the Electoral Area A grant-in-aid.

 
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