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Regional Growth Strategy Update

REGIONAL GROWTH STRATEGY MEDIATION PUBLIC UPDATE

The Capital Regional District Board adopted the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) bylaw at its March 14, 2018 meeting. All municipalities have accepted the RGS and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director endorsed the RGS at the Board.

Adoption of the RGS concludes the update process.

 

For further information on the mediation process please visit the Capital Regional District website.

 

OVERVIEW

All municipalities have two years upon final approval of the CRD Board of the “2018 RGS Bylaw 4017” to amend their Official Community Plan Regional Context Statement for consistency with the “2018 RGS Bylaw 4017”.

The District of North Saanich’s Official Community Plan Regional Context Statement (RCS) (OCP Section 16) demonstrates how the District is consistent or working towards consistency with the RGS. The District will work towards aligning its OCP  Regional Context Statement with the “2018 RGS Bylaw 4017” upon CRD  approval.

The purpose of the Regional Growth Strategy is to help realize the region’s vision, through the commitment of the Capital Regional District, the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area and local municipalities to guide growth and change toward common objectives:

  1. Significantly reduce community-based greenhouse gas emissions;   6. Create safe and complete communities;
  2. Keep urban settlement compact;   7. Improve housing affordability;
  3. Protect the integrity of rural communities;   8. Increase transportation choice;
  4. Protect, conserve and manage ecosystem health;   9. Strengthen the regional economy; and
  5. Deliver services consistent with RGS objectives;   10. Foster a resilient food and agriculture system.

 

 

 

 

For further information on the draft “2018 RGS Bylaw 4017”  referrals and mediation process the following staff reports are provided:

2018  
Staff Report (Jan 17/18): Bylaw 4017 "Capital Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1, 2016". For Information and Decision 2018-01-22 Special Council Meeting
2017  
  Staff Report (Jan 20/17): Bylaw 4017 “Capital Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1, 2016” Formal Referral 2017-01-23 Special Council Meeting
2016  
  Staff Report (Dec 2/16): Bylaw 4017 “Capital Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1, 2016” 2016-12-12 COW Meeting
  Staff Report (Aug 16/16): Bylaw 4017 “Capital Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. I 2016” — Food and Agriculture Section and CRD Draft Food and Agriculture Strategy 2016-09-12 COW Meeting
  Staff Report (Aug 8/16): Bylaw 4107 "Capital Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 12016 - Food and Agriculture Section and CRD Draft Food and Agriculture Strategy 2016-08-15 Council Meeting
  Staff Report (May3/16): Capital Regional District Informal Referral Regional Growth Strategy (v. 5 March 2016) 2016-05-09 COW Meeting
  Presentation: CRD Draft 2016 Regional Growth Strategy (April 18/16) 2016-04-18 Council Meeting
  Staff Report 2 (Apr 12/16): CRD Informal Referral Regional Growth Strategy 2016-04-18 Council Meeting
  Staff Report (Feb 3/16): CRD Proposed Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) & Agricultural Policies - For Information 2016-02-22 COW Meeting

 

For further information please contact the Planning and Community Services department at 250-655-5470.