Thank you to all the dedicated volunteers on the Texada Airport Advisory Committee and all Texada Island residents who participated in the creation of the Texada/Gillies Bay Airport Master Development Plan. With significant input from the community, the Texada/Gillies Bay Airport Master Development Plan has been finalized and adopted by the Texada Airport Advisory Committee and the Board of qathet Regional District.
The intent of the Master Development Plan is to streamline strategic decisions regarding the airport, including operations and capital investments. It will also provide a road map for future development of the airport. Public engagement identified key priorities, including regular scheduled flight service, emergency services, airport and runway maintenance and facility upgrades.
Another opportunity for the community to learn about the key directives of the Plan will be available. The previously scheduled public engagement session that was to be put on by the Texada Airport Advisory Committee was cancelled in consideration of promoting physical distancing during the COVID-19 pandemic. This session will be rescheduled.
The Texada Airport Master Development Plan was produced in consultation with qathet Regional District staff, Electoral Area ‘D’ Director Sandy McCormick, Dillon Consulting, Texada Airport Advisory Committee, residents of Texada Island, Texada Island Chamber of Commerce, as well as business and industry stakeholders.