NANAIMONET/Merv Unger photo
1215 - Marina Users and the public are invited to help develop a new user working group as part of the Nanaimo Port Authority's plan for the Boat Basin Marina
NPA chair Michelle Corfield wants to see a proposal that encourages community engagement
including Snuneymuxw and the City as community partners.
“This course of action aligns with our vision for Nanaimo; the development of solutions where many are encouraged to work together”, said Corfield. The composition of the working
group has yet to be determined but representatives such as fishermen, the fuel dock, Protection Island residents, the sea plane terminal, waterfront businesses and pleasure craft operators will be encouraged to participate.
NPA President & CEO Ewan
Moir says, “Working with our community partners for the long-term benefit of the city and region is a very important part of our business philosophy and this suggestion, as a way forward for the boat basin marina, emphasizes our Board’s commitment
to that philosophy”.
The marina was granted to the Nanaimo Harbour Commission in 1961 was used primarily by local commercial fisherman. The Port Authority continued management of the marina in 1998 and has operated as the user base
evolved to what it is today, a combination of commercial fisherman, tug boat operators, visiting and annual pleasure boaters, and commuters from Protection Island and the other local Islands.
Since 1985, the Seaplane Terminal, Pioneer Waterfront Plaza,
W.E. Mills Landing, the Marina office and the Marina Comfort Station plus floating restaurants and the Harbourside walkway have been added to the Boat Basin.
Questions about participation in the working group should be directed to: firstname.lastname@example.org