Central Okanagan Community Engagement
Public and stakeholder engagement is an essential part of the Central Okanagan study.
How will feedback be considered?
Input from the community engagement activities will be considered, along with technical data, government priorities and other information in evaluating options to meet future transportation needs of the Central Okanagan.
The study looks at route options including preferred locations for an alternate lake crossing and potential timing for future project planning purposes.
Public Open Houses
Public open houses are held to inform the community and gather input for key milestones during the study, and feedback opportunities continue throughout the study.
View a summary of the open houses at govtogetherbc.ca
Open houses were held in Lake Country, Kelowna, West Kelowna and Lake Country during March 2017, accompanied by online consultation. These open houses sought public comment on preliminary corridor options identified by the study team. The options looked at existing and future conditions in each region.
- Engagement Summary Report (PDF, 2.5MB)
- Display Boards (PDF, 16.6MB)
- Consultation Companion (PDF 14.6MB)
Open houses were held on November 30 and December 1, 2015, accompanied by online consultation. These open houses sought public comment on future conditions of the corridor and the location of a possible future second crossing of Okanagan Lake.
- Engagement Summary Report (PDF, 596KB)
- Display Boards (PDF, 5.5MB)
- Consultation Companion (PDF, 1.5MB)
Open houses were held in Kelowna and West Kelowna during May 2015, accompanied by online consultation. These open houses sought public comment on an assessment of existing conditions and performance of the corridor.
- Engagement Summary Report (PDF, 740KB)
- Display Boards (PDF, 10.4MB)
- Consultation Companion (PDF, 14.1MB)
Technical Advisory Committee
The study team works with the Technical Advisory Committee, a forum for technical-level dialogue with local authorities. It includes transportation/engineering staff representatives from local governments, Indigenous Communities and BC Transit.
Community Working Group
The study team works with the Community Working Group, the primary source of community input and dialogue. It has representation from various community interests within the Central Okanagan and includes:
- Members recommended or assigned by local governments
- Central Okanagan Economic Development Commission
- Regional District of Central Okanagan Environmental Advisory Commission
- Kelowna Area Cycling Coalition
- Local emergency services
- Chamber of Commerce
- Trucking industry