Planning for Our Future
The Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is a vision for the future of the capital region, guiding decisions on regional issues such as transportation, population growth and settlement patterns. The RGS promotes the long term livability of the region by enhancing social, economic and environmental performance. The existing RGS is currently being updated as part of a 5-year review process.
At its October 12, 2016 meeting, the CRD Board revised the 2016 RGS bylaw document to expand the extent of the Renewable Resource Lands Policy Area shown in Map 3: Growth Management Concept Plan in the community of Shirley-Jordan River. This revision is an outcome of the Shirley-Jordan River Official Community Plan (OCP) process.
For more detail on the revision, please see:
RGS Public Hearing
A public hearing on the 2016 RGS Bylaw 4017 was held on October 19, 2016. Comments received are entered in the public record and will be submitted to the Board for consideration. After considering the input, the Board may direct changes to the Bylaw prior to referral for municipal acceptance and adoption as bylaw.
2003 RGS Amendment
On September 14, 2016, the Board initiated an amendment to the 2003 RGS to extend the Regional Urban Containment and Servicing Policy Area (RUCSPA) boundary. The amendment was initiated at the request of the District of Metchosin, the City of Langford and the Beecher Bay First Nation.
Please see staff report for details.