At the April 12, 2018 Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee (LTC) regular meeting, the LTC endorsed a Project Charter for the Water Taxi Zoning Review Project.
The purpose of this project is to consider potential changes to the Gabriola Island Land Use Bylaw No. 177 that would permit dockage and/or moorage for water taxi use in the ‘Water Commercial – Marine Transportation (WC3)’ zone. Currently, the Land Use Bylaw permits moorage and dockage for water taxis only within marine areas zoned ‘Water Commercial 1 – Marine’ (WC1). The potential amendments would expand water taxi use to three WC3-zoned areas on Gabriola Island.
Planning staff conducted a community questionnaire to solicit input from community members and stakeholders on amendments to the Land Use Bylaw to regulate water taxi use in the WC3 zone. Results of the questionnaire are attached to the September 27, 2018 staff report. Letters from the Chair of the Gabriola Island Local Trust Committee to stakeholders may be found in the Chair Correspondence section of this website.