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Read the 2013 Climate Actions Report

The District of West Kelowna is proud of the many climate action initiatives it has accomplished. Despite being a young municipality—only six years old—the District of West Kelowna is facing the challenge of climate action head on.

To learn more about our accomplishments in 2013 and find out what we have planned for 2014, please click here to read our latest Climate Actions report.

SUMMARY

Endeavoring to create the first OCP and several master plans concurrently, while also starting a municipal government, for a community of 31,000 people, has been a great undertaking, but one that is netting tremendous results for the benefit of West Kelowna, its residents and its environment.

Climate Action goals achieved since incorporation, on December 6, 2007, include:

  • Gellatly Road Phase 3 improvements with the addition of sidewalks, cycling lanes, bus bays and street trees for 1 kilometre between Angus Drive and Rotary Park exit;
  • Brown Road Streetscape Phase 1 Improvements, with sidewalks, new water and sewer mains, curb and gutter, street trees and irrigated landscaping and underground placement of overhead utilities, due to be completed in spring 2014;
  • Upgrade of Westlake Road from Highway 97 to Starlight Crescent, including bus bays, cycling lanes, habitat crossing for protected turtle species, roundabout at Stevens Road, sidewalks and pedestrian crossings and upgraded turn lanes and accesses.
  • Silver LEED® certification awarded to the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment in recognition of its may energy efficiencies and environmentally conscientious components:
    • Rain water cistern;
    • Green roof;
    • Low-E windows; and
    • Solar hot water heating;
    • To learn more, please go to the West Kelowna RCMP Detachment web page;
  • Adoption of the District's first Transportation Master Plan (February 25, 2014);
  • Adoption of the District's first Zoning Bylaw (February 11, 2014);
  • Request for proposals for construction of a future Municipal Hall/Civic Centre in Westbank Centre;
  • Ongoing energy efficiency retrofits at several municipal facilities including:
  • Ongoing Gellatly Road and Trail improvements, including sidewalks/trails and cycling paths to be designed and considered for phased construction beyond 2014;
  • RapidBus expansion to Boucherie Mountain and Westbank Centre in cooperation with the Government of Canada, Province of British Columbia, BC Transit, Westbank Frist Nation and local governments; and,
  • The anticipated completion of the Water Utility Master Plan in 2014;
    • Plan will contain recommendations for water conservation, treatment, delivery and source protection.

CONTACT US

To learn more about the District of West Kelowna's Climate Actions, please contact the Development Services Division at:

Phone Icon 778-797-8830
Email Icon info@districtofwestkelowna.ca

 

Last updated: 3/7/2014 4:50:26 PM