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Posted on: January 30, 2020

[ARCHIVED] City continues asking residents ‘How would you spend $13 million on your city?’

Hey, White Rock! How would you spend $13 million?

The City of White Rock is continuing its community engagement, reaching out to residents for input at White Rock Community Centre on Feb. 4 and Centennial Arena on Feb. 9.

The City held an information session and workshop on Jan. 20 to gather input on how to spend up to $13 million in community amenity contributions (CACs), once they are collected. Developers pay the City development cost charges (DCCs) to help with utilities like water, sewage and roads. They also pay CACs for capital investments to benefit the community.

Eligible Projects
Some projects the City of White Rock has put forward for input are:

  • Enhancements to White Rock’s Pier
  • Affordable housing opportunities
  • Community Complex--administrative and public space
  • Waterfront parks
  • Park Improvements
  • Maccaud Park Plan, Centre Street Walkway
  • Funicular
  • Theatre Facility or Convention Centre with community access
  • Five Corners Plaza Plan (Rainbow Pathway)

Here are two pop-up engagement opportunities where you can give your input in person. Please note that there will not be a presentation:

  • Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020
    10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    White Rock Community Centre Lobby
    15154 Russell Ave.
    (Free underground parking is available at the Russell Avenue entrance)

  • Sunday, Feb. 9, 2020
    2 – 4 p.m.
    Centennial Arena
    14600 North Bluff Rd.

Where to find the survey
Residents are providing their input through an online survey posted at, shared through social media and available in hard copy at White Rock’s community centres. The survey closes on Feb. 14, 2020.


White Rock Mayor Darryl Walker

“The City of White Rock is asking everyone in White Rock to provide input into how the City should spend an expected $13 million in community amenity contributions. Whatever your preferences, as long as the projects are eligible, whether it’s a theatre, affordable housing, a new convention centre, or many more options, we are listening, and want to hear from you.”

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