Japanese Garden Emergency Access Lane Upgrade - Royal Roads University

The Department of National Defence (DND) has proposed a new undertaking associated with the existing and ongoing Japanese Garden Revitalization Project. To ensure that the Japanese Garden Teahouse building(s) can be approved for public use, access to the Teahouse must meet the British Columbia Fire Code 2018. This Project aims to upgrade to an existing access road (south of Walled Garden), such that the road meets the British Columbia Fire Code 2018 fire truck vehicle access requirements. This Project consists of three components:

  • Widening the entrance to the existing gravel access road and extending the length of the gravel access road to the Japanese Garden Teahouse;
  • Add in a gravel-fill fire truck turnaround at the northeastern extent of the access road (add gravel fill to raise and level ground for the turnaround); and
  • Install a culvert extension underneath the gravel turnaround. The culvert would extend an existing outfall location for Walled Garden perimeter drain by approximately 2 meters.

Latest update

January 16, 2024— The Department of National Defence issued its Notice of Determination and determined that the project is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice of Determination - January 16, 2024
1 Public Comment Period on Intent to Make a Determination - March 17, 2023


Becky MacInnis
Department of National Defence
Becky MacInnis, Environment Officer / MARPAC Formation Safety and Environment
Formation Safety and Environment, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt
PO Box 17000 Stn Forces
Victoria, British Columbia V9A 7N2
Email: Rebecca.MacInnis@forces.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Royal Roads University (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Building and Property Development
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Department of National Defence
  • Authorities

    • Department of National Defence
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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