Priority. The natural (trees, foreshore, parks, etc) and built heritage of Oak Bay are key factors that make our community so attractive and livable. They are precious and we must do what we can to care for them.
Action 1. Create a Heritage Conversion Bylaw and promote Heritage Revitalization Agreements (HRA) to convert older homes to rental or condo housing stock and support neighbourhoods to develop Heritage Conservation Areas. We also want to continue to support the Heritage Commission who educate the community about heritage landmarks and encourage increased heritage designations.
Action 2. Support the implementation of the Urban Forest Strategy and strengthen the Tree Bylaw to sustain replacement of trees on public and private lands.