Aug 24, 2016

Sunray Beach Access

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October 24, 2013
Work continues on final bracing and platform treads for the Sunray staircase. Once this is complete, the City will complete a path to the beach and any final landscaping. The public will be notified when the stairs are open for use.

September 4, 2013
Installation of the staircase is now underway. When completed, this project will provide safe beach access. We will advise the public when the work is finished.

August 8, 2013
Located at the north end of Sunray Road, this project will provide safe beach access by replacing the difficult trail to the beach with an aluminum staircase. Although there is no active construction at the site at this time while the staircase sections are being fabricated, there are potential hazards and for this reason, access to the beach will remain closed to the public until the project is completed in late September.


Sunray Beach Stairs Sunray Stairs Beach Access
Issued for Tender Package

In support of the 2005 Parks and Open Space Master Plan and public demand for a formalized public beach access at Sunray Road, the City of Parksville engineering department commissioned Herold Engineering Ltd to design and manage the construction of a beach access staircase within the Sunray Road public right of way.

The preliminary design process has culminated with the decision to construct stairs from structural marine grade aluminum. The walking surfaces will be concrete decking and stair treads. The chosen alignment takes into account the existing steep terrain and obstacles within the right of way.

Design drawings are provided here.

July 2012
In July, the City completed the tendering process for the Sunray stairs. Evaluation of the tenders determined that bids received were beyond the City's approved budget for the project and for this reason, the contract could not be awarded.

The engineering department along with the project engineer, Herold Engineering Ltd, have since reviewed the tenders and concluded that they were uncompetitive and the project will be re-tendered in early 2013. The engineering department will promote the project to obtain competitive bids and maximize tender submissions.

March 2012
The City conducted an information session in March 2012 to review the proposed Sunray stairs beach access. The following drawings were provided to the public:

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