Friday, July 16, 2021 – As reported on March 8, 2021 the District was unsuccessful with a grant application earlier this year to repair the Bluffs Staircase and address parking concerns in the area. In light of this, staff would seek alternative funding solutions to restore this valued waterfront access.
At the June 28, 2021 Council meeting, Council carried unanimously reallocating funds from the Solid Waste Strategy Business Plan to repair the treads and railing using the staff tradesperson carpenter. This is anticipated to give the stairs an additional 10-15 years life expectancy.
Construction on the stairs will begin late summer 2021 with anticipated completion in fall 2021.
Sooke Bluffs Park is located off of Highway 14 in the Whiffin Spit neighbourhood: