Still in the planning stages is the Oceanview Golf Resort & Spa between the Harmac Pulp Mill and Mudge Island southeast of Nanaimo. The scenic Cable Bay Trail cuts through this area on its way to the Dodd Narrows. Current plans call for an 18-hole golf course, club house, resort hotel, spa, marina, and 1,876 residential units.
Formerly known as the Cable Bay Lands, Oceanview Golf Resort & Spa aroused controversy in 2008 when an attempt was made to annex part of the adjacent Regional District of Nanaimo (Cedar) to Nanaimo so the resort could be extended. However, this expansion failed after local activists opposed to urban sprawl projects collected the signatures of over 10 percent of Nanaimo voters on an "Elector Response Form".
In October 2011, 60.5 hectares of the 190 hectares at the Oceanview site were sold to the City of Nanaimo at a tax auction. The former owner, Canadian Property Investments, now has one year to pay around $100,000 in back taxes before they'll be allowed to repurchase the land.