Alternative Approval Process for "Park Dedication Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2023 No. 7182.01"

The Council of the City of Nanaimo intends to adopt “Park Dedication Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2023 No. 7182.01”.  If adopted, the bylaw will authorize Council to remove the park dedication on 502 Howard Avenue (Old Harewood School Field). This park dedication removal bylaw is running concurrently with “City Plan Amendment Bylaw 2023 No. 6600.001” and “Zoning Amendment Bylaw 2023 No. 4500.213” which are related to the Te’tuxwtun Project.

A copy of bylaw 7182.01 and information about the project is available below and from the Legislative Services Department, City Hall, 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, during each business day of the week between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. excluding statutory holidays. 

Supporting Documents

To formally adopt the park dedication amendment bylaw, Council must first seek elector approval of the bylaw.  Accordingly, Council will be undertaking an Alternative Approval Process (AAP) as permitted under the Community Charter. This is a common process used by municipalities to seek elector approval.

How an Alternative Approval Process Works

  • If you are in favour of adoption of the park dedication amendment bylaw, no action is required.
  • If you are an eligible resident or non-resident property elector of the City of Nanaimo and you are opposed to the adoption of the park dedication amendment bylaw without it first receiving assent of the electors by voting (referendum), you may sign an Alternative Approval Process Elector Response Form.
  • The deadline for submission of signed elector response forms is on or before 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023. Please review elector eligibility requirements on the City’s AAP webpage:  Alternative Approval Process Information and Eligibility 
  • The number of electors in the City of Nanaimo is estimated to be 78,334. Accordingly, City Council may proceed with adopting Bylaw No. 7182.01 unless 10 per cent of electors (7,833) submit elector response forms by the deadline, 4:30 pm on Tuesday, October 10th, 2023.

AAP Elector Response Form

Elector Response Form - "Park Dedication Bylaw Amendment Bylaw 2023 No. 7128.01"

The AAP Elector Response Form can also be picked up at the Legislative Services counter at City Hall during business hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays.

Completed forms must be submitted by 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, October 10th, 2023, and can be submitted in either of the following ways:

  • In-person: at the Legislative Services Department, City Hall during regular business hours 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays
  • Mailed to:  Corporate Officer, Legislative Services Department, 455 Wallace Street, Nanaimo, BC, V9R 5J6

Elector response forms must contain original signatures; therefore, the City of Nanaimo cannot accept electronically submitted Elector Response Forms.

In order to be counted, all forms must be received by the Corporate Officer by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, October 10th, 2023.  Forms received after this deadline will not be considered.

Please email or call 250 755-4405 if you have any questions about the AAP process.

For more details, and the latest information on the project, please visit BC Housing's Te'tuxwtun Project Page:

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Last updated: September 20, 2023

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