Marina Lease - Community Amenity Proposals

Thank you for providing your feedback on the Marina Lease Community Amenity proposals.  The questionnaire is now closed and the results will be reported on at a later date.


The District of Oak Bay seeks public feedback on community amenity proposals relating to use and operation of the Oak Bay Marina premises for the next lease period (2023 to 2052).

The District of Oak Bay’s lease with the Province for the foreshore/aquatic crown lands occupied by Oak Bay Marina expires and Oak Bay Marina’s lease with the District of Oak Bay expires in December 2022.

In 2020, the District requested proposals for a new 30-year lease of the upland and foreshore/aquatic crown lands associated with the municipally-owned marina facilities located at 1327 Beach Drive. Proposals were due by November 30, 2020.

Proposals are being evaluated using a three-stage process with sequential reviews of technical, community amenity, and financial proposals. Only those proposals scoring at minimum 70% will be advanced to the next review stage.

Reviews of technical proposals have now been completed. Two proposals obtained scores sufficient to advance to a review of community amenity proposals.

The public is invited to provide feedback on the community amenity proposals through the questionnaire (open until March 2, 2021) or at the Special Committee of the Whole meeting on March 1, 2021 at 6:00 p.m.

The proposals have been anonymized as Proposal 1 and Proposal A (please note that Proposal A displays differently dependent on browsers, the proposal is intended to be viewed in two-page view, please download the proposal to view it in the correct format) to support unbiased review.

Members of the public who would like to provide input at the March 1, 2021 Special Committee of the Whole meeting can do so in the following ways:

  • Provide written comments via mail, dropp off at Municipal Hall or email to obcouncil@oakbay.ca before noon on the day of the meeting to have your input shared with Council through the Agenda
  •  Pre-register to speak to Council by Zoom at the meeting by emailing administration@oakbay.ca before noon on the day of the meeting and providing your name and the number you will be calling from to receive instructions on how to dial in and participate in the meeting.
  • Phone in during the live meeting.

For more information relating to this meeting, please visit: oakbay.civicweb.net.

Public feedback will be reported to Council. Council will then score community amenity proposals.

Proposals scoring at minimum 70% will be advanced for financial review and final scoring.

Technical, community amenity and financial scores will be equally weighted.

It is anticipated that a proponent with whom to begin the lease negotiation process will be selected by late spring 2021.