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Public Engagement

Welcome to the City of Nanaimo's Public Engagement page. We want to hear from you, the residents of Nanaimo. Here you will find details on current public open house events sharing information on various City projects and initiatives. Missed an opportunity to take part? Scroll through our archive for a summary of what’s taken place.

New Website Beta-Testing

The City of Nanaimo is currently developing a new website. Now entering its final stages of testing, we are seeking feedback from the public via beta testing before launching the site. Beta testing will likely take one to two months for testers to use the site and provide feedback, afterwards City staff will review and/or incorporate any changes. We invite anyone interested in beta testing the new to join us for an information session.

When and Where: Tuesday, March 28, 5:00-7:00 pm, Service and Resource Centre, 411 Dunsmuir Street

Who is invited to attend: All members of the public. Please RSVP in advance to

Colliery Dam Park Improvement Plan Project Update

In 2016, City Council adopted an improvement action plan for Colliery Dam Park to keep current with changing park use and community needs. Planned work for this year includes:

  • Locating a new Fishing Float
  • Locating a new Picnic Shelter
  • Artwork in the Spillway area

Join us as we provide an update on the above planned improvements. City staff will be on hand to answer questions and hear your input.

When and Where: Saturday, April 1, 11:00 am-2:00 pm, Colliery Dam Park, Lower Lake – between the washrooms and old spillway.

Who is invited to attend: All members of the public.

More information:

Colliery Dam Park Improvement Action Plan (pdf)

Colliery Dam Park Page

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