Davis Bay Wharf Expansion

District of Sechelt

Sources of Funding
ICET:$122,582
District of Sechelt:$100,000
Sechelt Community Forest Legacy Fund:$100,000
Major Giftsand Plank Sales:$111,854
West Coast Log Homes - In Kind:$39,497
Total Budget: $473,933
Quick Facts: 

With approximately 150,000 people visiting the Sunshine Coast each year, mostly by ferry or private vehicle, the wharf is an important tourist amenity.

Davis Bay draws tourists largely because it is the only location between the Langdale Ferry Terminal and Egmont to provide uninterrupted views of Georgia Strait and Vancouver Island. However, to increase the economic potential as a tourism attraction, the capacity, aesthetics and functionality of the area’s wharf had to be improved

The Davis Bay Wharf project included widening the approach, installing safety handrails, adding a gangway and swim float as well as constructing a gazebo. The wharf’s was increased by approximately 33 per cent with its head extended in both directions. A timber float, suitable for dinghies and mooring buoys, was added to increase access by water.

Completed in January 2015, the project has helped to attract tourists to the bay’s restaurants and bed-and-breakfast operations and helped to increased business opportunity including kayak rentals, scuba diving instruction, outdoor adventure.  The project was designed to complement local revitalization initiatives and attract new residential real estate development.

ICET By The Numbers

2,500
person years employment created (construction phase)

ICET By The Numbers

50
locally elected officials and MLAs working together

ICET By The Numbers

$10.4
million annual provincial government revenue generated

ICET By The Numbers

3,650
post completion jobs created

ICET By The Numbers

$4.6
dollars leveraged for every ICET dollar invested

ICET By The Numbers

$236
million leveraged into the region

ICET By The Numbers

$50.5
million disbursed

ICET By The Numbers

$52.1
million committed

ICET By The Numbers

212
economic development projects

ICET By The Numbers

170
projects completed

ICET By The Numbers

36%
projects in small (less than 5,000) communities

ICET By The Numbers

50+
communities with ICET projects

2019-2020 ANNUAL REPORT

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