The city has opened up applications to sit on an expert panel to advise Parksville council on the location of the proposed aquatic and recreation centre.
The Advisory Technical Working Group will review technical aspects of the design, construction and operation of the project and provide neutral expert guidance on the recommendations contained in the consultant reports.
The city said the next phase will be a comprehensive public engagement and consultation strategy, as well as detailed site condition assessments, including environmental, geotechnical, hydrogeological and other construction-related assessments.
Members are expected to be licensed or registered to practice as a qualified professional in B.C. (retired members are acceptable); a qualified professional in their respective field; minimum five years demonstrated professional experience in their respective field (B.C. experience preferred); minimum bachelor’s degree in field of expertise or certification from an accredited post-secondary institution in respective field or equivalent combination of experience and qualifications. Members appointed to the working group will serve without compensation.
The project feasibility study was released to the public on Feb. 1 and reports, preliminary studies and background information was posted to the project website, Let’s Talk Parksville.
Council endorsed the creation of the panel at its April 19 meeting.
Applications can be sent to the the city’s administration department at Box 1390, 100 Jensen Ave East, Parksville V9P 2H3, or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org. They will be received until 3 pm, Friday, May 28.