The B.C. government has announced $100,000 in funding for two Revelstoke initiatives through the province’s BC Rural Dividend program.
Revelstoke Tourism Plan
The first initiative is for a Revelstoke Tourism Plan, which will held develop a “multi-use facility plan for the Revelstoke Golf Course to help attract tourists.” The multi-use facility plan will identify the business case and model for collaboration between key partners in the facility.
The housing strategy will include future housing projects and policy changes, and identify affordable housing and employee housing options.
The Rural Dividend program provides grants of up to $100,000 each for single applicants, and up to $500,000 for partnerships to help rural communities stabilize their economies and create long-term local employment. The funding is part of more than $10.1 million being awarded to 90 eligible local governments, First Nations and not-for-profit organizations under the BC Rural Dividend program.
Minister of Municipal Affairs and Housing Selina Robinson congratulated the city on their efforts: “Congratulations to the City of Revelstoke for being recognized for their hard work to develop a plan that identifies the need for affordable housing options for the residents of Revelstoke. We are committed to working with local governments and the private and non-profit housing sectors to make life more affordable for people throughout British Columbia and it is these partnerships that are the key to addressing housing affordability.”
Related: At their Oct. 10 regular meeting, Revelstoke City Council asked staff to present options for a comprehensive housing strategy for Revelstoke.