BC Ferries is asking for the public’s input that will help shape the future plans of Swartz Bay.
Nearby residents, customers, local communities and key stakeholders are invited to provide their two cents on the long-term future of the terminal with pop-up sessions and online engagement starting in late May.
Input will be accepted until the end of summer 2018, and a report summarizing the findings will be posted online for viewing. BC Ferries says the goal is to create a more efficient and enjoyable experience for customers as well as move people and goods with greater ease.
“More than seven million passengers travel through the Swartz Bay terminal each year,” BC Ferries’ Vice President Mark Wilson said.
“The goal of creating this long-term plan will be to enhance the travel experience for our customers and help support growth in the region.”
This engagement with the community is part of a master plan developed in 2004.
BC Ferries says since then they have upgraded ticket booths, traffic flow and made significant berth modifications.
Moving forward, BC Ferries will draft concept options, and ultimately a finalized plan ready for later this year.
The final plan will be posted online and additional information sessions will be held for public viewing.