Have Your Say
We want to hear from you!
Thank you for taking the time to learn more about some of the projects we are currently working on and for sharing your views with the City of Victoria.
Interested in seeing engagement opportunities 'a year at a glance'? You can view our Engagement Road Map here.
To learn more about the Engagement Framework please click here.
Current Engagement Opportunities
Centennial Square Action Plan
We need your ideas and input on how to transform Centennial Square into a destination that offers something for everyone.Your input will help inform a draft action plan to guide future programming and design improvements over the short (1-2 years) and medium term (2-5 years), with a long-term framework that identifies redevelopment options in the future. Learn more about the project here.
Crystal Pool and Wellness Centre Replacement Project
Over the past several months the project team has been refining the plans for the building, based on technical analysis and input received from residents. The project’s quarterly project will be presented to Council on Thursday, July 19. Learn more about the project here. We thank you and look forward to your ongoing participation in this effort to produce a barrier-free, inclusive, high-quality community recreation centre for all citizens of Victoria.
Draft Climate Leadership Plan
We are currently drafting the final version of our new Climate Leadership Plan based on the recent feedback collected during the stakeholder and public engagement process. The final plan will be presented to City Council for adoption in July. See what's been done so far and view the draft plan here.
Join the conversation as we plan for the future of Fairfield and Gonzales!
The communities of Fairfield and Gonzales are creating new Neighbourhood Plans that will shape the future, while respecting the past and enhancing the present. View project
Recent Engagement Opportunities
Topaz Park Improvement Plan
In 2017-2018, the City worked with the community to create an improvement plan for Topaz. This long-term plan will guide improvements to Topaz Park over the next 10 years, including renovating existing park infrastructure, adding new types of amenities, and updating the park to support broad community use. The Topaz Park Improvement Plan was approved by Council in June 2018. See the plan and read more here.
One City, Many Voices: Public Engagement Summit
Thank you to everyone who was able to attend and participate in this years Public Engagment Summit on February 5. Please check back here soon for a summary of all the ideas shared during this event.
In January the three top community projects were annouced. This is the first participatory budget process to take place in Victoria. Thank you to the 28 organizations and indivduals who submitted ideas and to the over 4,000 people who votes online and in person! Learn more about the process and winning projects here.
Draft 2018 Financial Plan
Council has given preliminary approval to the 2018 Draft Financial Plan and has sought public feedback before finalizing in early January, 2018. Please note, this survey is now closed.
As presented in the Draft Financial Plan, the 2018 operating budget totals $233.3 million and the capital budget totals $43.1 million. The proposed property tax increase is 2.77%; combined with utility fees, the overall costs to homeowners and businesses would result in a 2.8% increase from 2017.
Name That Library!
Thank you to those who submitted names to help name the new library branch that is set to open in James Bay in early 2018. In January, we announced the name of the new library as well as the name of the facility's community room and study room. Learn more here.
Cecelia Ravine Park Improvement Plan
In 2016, the City of Victoria purchased new properties to add 0.5 acres of land to Cecelia Ravine Park, providing the opportunity to add new park features for the Burnside Gorge neighbourhood. We recently asked for feedback on the draft park improvement plan. Learn more here.
Ship Point Master Plan
View the draft Ship Point Master Plan here
Your Ideas, Your Neighbourhood: Burnside Gorge
The Burnside Gorge Neighbourhood Plan has been approved. Read the plan here.