Project Update - November 12, 2020
Next Phase of Virtual Engagement Launches Wednesday, November 18
The Project Working Group has been busy over the last two months reviewing community input and working with members of the BC Ferries team to develop a list of potential near-term solutions that address the feedback provided by the community. On November 9, we shared a short list of potential solutions with our Project Sounding Board, a group of community members who expressed interest in the project through the Project Working Group application process. The Sounding Board provided initial feedback on the solutions and we are now ready to share the list with the wider community.
The next phase of engagement will launch Wednesday, November 18. Stay tuned to this page.
Opportunity to Participate in Virtual Community Meeting
We’re holding a virtual meeting to provide community members with an opportunity to learn more about the list of potential near-term solutions being proposed, and to ask questions.
Virtual Community Meeting
Wednesday, November 25
6 – 8pm
RSVP to receive the meeting link.
Please note, we will host a maximum of 50 people per meeting to ensure meaningful dialogue can take place. We will add meeting dates and times based on interest.
What to Expect in the Next Phase of Engagement
The potential solutions we’re getting ready to share with the community are focused on things that can be done in the near term to improve ferry travel on the Sunshine Coast with the assets currently available. We have stayed focused on actions we can take in a timely manner, that require minimal capital investment, and that are within BC Ferries’ control.
All of the potential solutions being proposed are in their infancy and will require additional discussion to understand how they would look in practice. Given this, what we want to know from the community in this next round of engagement is: which solutions would the community like to see developed further?
We want to understand where the community sees the most potential so we can focus our time and energy discussing these highest priority items as we move ahead. We’ll be seeking community input on potential solutions that fall under four key topic areas:
- Travel Certainty – potential solutions to reduce stress and anxiety for those using our ferry service
- Medical Travel – potential solutions to reduce stress and anxiety for those travelling for medical reasons
- Communications – potential solutions to enhance information that can make planning and travelling easier
- Demand Management – potential solutions to enhance the use of available capacity
We look forward to hearing from you in this next phase!
Consultation has concluded