The B.C. Government introduced a visioning process today for consulting the public and stakeholders on the future use of the Riverview lands.
The Province will work with stakeholders to establish a shared vision to guide the broader public consultations that begin in 2014.
The visioning process will be inclusive of all stakeholders and be guided by a number of over-arching principles including:
- All costs associated with future use such as heritage building restoration, infrastructure upgrades and improvements, community amenities etc. must come from revenue generated from the property.
- A commitment to maintain as much open space as exists now.
- An accommodation of First Nation aspirations.
Riverview is not part of the Province's Release of Surplus Assets for Economic Generation program. The long-term objective is to develop a master development plan for the land that balances community interests, government requirements and economic sustainability.