Sechelt Infrastructure Overview
Municipal Engineering includes road works, pedestrian/cycling facilities, traffic management, sanitary sewerage, storm water management, and street lighting. Engineering personnel assess the demands on the District’s infrastructure and are responsible for the design and implementation of the capital construction program that provides replacement and improvements to the District’s infrastructure. Engineering staff also review the engineering requirements for property development as required by the Subdivision and Development Control Bylaw. The design and construction of the built environment must be guided by a vision of the District’s future, the Official Community Plan, and attention to public safety and environmental concerns.
While the Engineering Department plans, designs, and oversees construction of new roads and related underground services, it is the Public Works department that ensures these roads and services are maintained at high standards.
“Even if you cannot see that it is working you can trust that it is working”
The District of Sechelt: How Does it Really Work? In September 2018, Sunshine Coast ElderCollege hosted a 2-part lecture on local government. Click here to download a PDF of the presentation by the Manager of Engineering Services for the Public Works Department.
A rural gravel road maintenance program that includes regular grading and dust control was implemented in 2011.
Residents wishing to have a new sidewalk constructed should submit a written request to the Engineering Department. Each request will be analysed against a series of requirements and then prioritized for Capital Works consideration. Requests can be made using the online Service Request Form or by calling 604-885-1986.
The District conducts an annual inspection of all existing sidewalks within the District’s boundaries. A comprehensive report is then prepared that identifies existing pedestrian hazards and prioritizes remediation.
District crews monitor weather reports and are prepared and ready to respond to snow events when they arrive. The District’s snow plows clear roads once snow accumulation is expected to exceed 2 cm. Snow is cleared in order of priority to ensure the safety of motorists. More information is available on the Snow Removal, Salting and Sanding Plan webpage.
The Engineering Department plans, co-ordinates the design of, and oversees construction of new roads and related underground services. The Public Works Department ensures that road maintenance remains a high priority. This maintenance includes street and roadway signage and repair.
In an effort that contributes to the District’s overall cleanliness and appearance the District contracts out street sweeping services. All required areas are swept on a once a month basis.
Residents experiencing problems with street lights should contact the District of Sechelt as follows:
To report a problem related to Sechelt services use our online Service Request Form located under Contact Us, or;
During regular office hours
8:30 am - 4:30 pm weeekdays
call 604-885-1986 or