West Bench, Faulder, Okanagan Lake West
Regional districts, unlike municipalities, generally do not own land. The exceptions are park land and land for other public amenities such as pools, fire halls, and so on. As such, the RDOS has no land to offer.
A swap with the Province of BC may be feasible in principle but it is hard to see what is in it for Peter Bros. I assume that if a swap or other market transaction was in their favor they would have made it long ago. Like any company, Peter Bros. can seek to lease or purchase Crown Land anywhere in the province at any time for aggregate extraction, processing, and other industrial uses. For whatever business reason, the company chooses to continue to operate on the land it owns on the West Bench adjacent to its established gravel resources. My guess is that Peter Bros. can find no better spot given the economic structure of the situation.
The only real recourse I can see in this case is to change the economic structure of the situation. A local government might do this in different ways:
These are my thoughts. I see (1) as being the most likely/promising.
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