Downey Road beach access point back on the table in North Saanich

A proposal for beach access at Downey Road in North Saanich will be reviewed this year.

Correction: The issue is over a proposed beach access point, not a boat ramp.

NORTH SANNICH — A proposed public beach access point on Downey Road in North Saanich will be reviewed this year.

Resident Bruce Tutt told council on Jan. 19 the facility has been on the books since planning for it began in 2003 — yet nothing has happened.

Council voted to have municipal staff investigate its progress, how the sale of a Wain road property plays into the future of the beach access and whether the project can be done in 2015.