City demands neighbour-friendly sewage site

Victoria News
Published: March 11, 2010 1:00 PM
Updated: March 17, 2010 10:14 AM

If sewage treatment is coming to Victoria’s Upper Harbour, then it had better come with good design and amenities, the Burnside-Gorge Community Association said in a letter to the Capital Regional District.

“No smell ... ever,” wrote Vickie Jackson, chair of the association’s land use committee.

Her letter also called for LEED Silver certification, as well as a waterfront walkway and shoreline restoration around the plant.

Victoria councillors supported the community at its meeting last week.

Coun. John Luton put forward a motion to councillors that they endorse sustainability and public access principles for the site.

“It’s a CRD project but the CRD needs to be reminded by Victoria city council that we expect some public consultation and information sharing around plant design and mitigation measures for odours or any other impacts,” Luton said.

On Wednesday, the CRD board discussed possible treatment sites in an in-camera meeting.