West Bench Geotechnical Review

Background

With the adoption of a new Electoral Area "F" Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw in 2018, the Regional District Board implemented a new policy to "support an updated technical assessment of geotechnical hazards in the West Bench / Sage Mesa area using new technologies (e.g., LiDAR) that were not available when the area was last assessed."

In response, a Request for Proposals (RFP) was subsequently released on September 6, 2019, seeking submissions from qualified Proponents to complete a geotechnical review for the greater West Bench area to accurately define existing hazardous areas and determine the application of appropriate Planning land uses.

This review includes all lands in the West Bench, Sage Mesa and Husula Highlands (i.e. Greater West Bench), and is to provide the Regional District with a final report and assessment of the Greater West Bench area geotechnical conditions utilizing historical and up-to-date data and applying modern technology and methods. The final report and mapping is also intended to give the Regional District better understanding of what land use policies specific to GWB may be needed to better inform and guide residents of the geotechnical conditions and uses of the lands.

At its meeting of October 17, 2019, the Regional District Board awarded a contract for the geotechnical review for the Greater West Bench Area to Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd. in association with Clarke Geoscience Ltd.

Work on this project remains on-going and it is anticipated that a Final Report will be considered by the Regional District Board in early 2021.

Amendment Bylaw Status

Draft DocumentsPublic ConsultationRegional District Board Consideration

Draft Amendment Bylaw:

Amendment Bylaw 2790.04

(version - 2021-10-07)

Amendment Bylaw 2461.21

(version - 2021-10-07)

 

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Greater West Bench Geotechnical Review

Prepared by Ecora and Clarke Geoscience Ltd

Version July 27, 2021 

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