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.

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Regional Growth Strategy Amendment

Population/employment/dwelling unit projections

On June 12, 2019 the Capital Regional District (CRD) Board initiated an amendment to the 2018 RGS to update population, dwelling unit and employment projections.

The projections were prepared by BC Statistics based on 2016 census information which became available in early 2019. Updated projections were summarized in a report presented to the Board.

Amending the RGS to incorporate updated population projections delivers on a commitment made during a non-binding dispute resolution process conducted in late 2017 prior to RGS adoption in March 2018.

The proposed amendment would replace Table 1 on page 7 of the Regional Growth Strategy with information shown in sub-regional population projections.

Provide input on the proposed amendment

The CRD is seeking input on the proposed amendment. Please enter your comments in our online form or call 250.360.3162. The consultation period will end on July 31, 2019.

At the end of the consultation period, staff will advise the Board of input received. The Board will then determine whether to further advance the RGS amendment. At that point, further input can be provided by either sending a letter or email to the Committee/Board, or by presenting in person at a Committee or Board meeting. Amendment of the RGS will require unanimous agreement of all thirteen municipalities covered by the RGS.

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RGS Amendment Input

If you have questions or comments, please provide your input on our online form.