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Victoria International Airport Awards Landscaping Contract to LANDECA

Feb 15, 2012

“As the premier air gateway to the region and the entry point for thousands of travellers visiting our region, the first impression of the airport must be outstanding,” said Geoff Dickson, President and CEO of the Victoria Airport Authority.  “Through an extensive competitive process, LANDECA has demonstrated their commitment to provide the airport with a comprehensive landscaping program that will reflect both the regional beauty and environmental values of our community.”

The Airport Authority issued a request for proposal in December 2011, seeking talented local companies to maintain many of the public facing areas near the terminal building.  The RFP required proponents to demonstrate how they would maintain existing landscaped features, such as the bioswale ditches, rain gardens, compost facilities and the many colourful flowers and natural plant life that surround the airport.  The longer term vision is to enhance the offering with a view to maximize beauty while being mindful of water requirements.  The Airport received 21 submissions from local proponents and after a thorough review process; LANDECA was awarded a 3 year contract, which commences on March 15, 2012.    

We are most proud to have this opportunity to provide services to the Victoria Airport Authority," said Michael Dingle, LANDECA Principal and CEO. "The airport is a vital part of our community and the partnership announced today provides LANDECA with the opportunity to deliver services together with environmental innovation, and to further the promise of a great user experience at YYJ."

"With a focus on delivering the finest airport customer experience, LANDECA is proud to be awarded the contract for the provision of landscape services for the next three-years," said Josh McKamey, manager Landscape Services at LANDECA. "The landscape and the environmental management plan in place at the Airport will benefit from our entirely organic approach to landscape services. We will be focusing our efforts on ensuring that the landscape at the Airport continues to reflect and celebrate our west coast's unique physical and cultural environment, serving to welcome both residents and visitors alike."

About Victoria International Airport
Victoria International Airport (Airport Code: YYJ) is the 9th busiest airport in Canada with over 1.5 million passengers per year.  Victoria is well served with more than 120 daily flights throughout North America.

LANDECA is a Victoria-based, employee-owned, Integrated Property Services firm, with a mission to enrich our community through the provision of sustainable, innovative, industry-leading property services.  LANDECA provides Planning, Design, Construction, and Landscape services.

Employees: 54 full-time 

For more information please call Michael Dingle, 250 381 8700 or

Media contact Victoria International Airport
Geoff Dickson, President and CEO
(250) 953-7500