Regional Growth Strategy Review

 The 2018-19 RGS review is focused on select land use and servicing policies; the criteria for a minor amendment; and a review of select RGS Indicators. As well, the review will include updating required information (i.e. demographics) and general housekeeping amendments.

A RGS is a local government strategic plan, mandated under the Local Government Act, “to promote human settlement that is socially, economically and environmentally healthy and that makes efficient use of public facilities, land and other resources”. In accordance with the Act, at least once every five years, a regional district that has adopted a RGS must consider a review for possible amendment.

The last RGS Review conducted between 2008 and 2011. Since then a few policy areas have been identified for review includes select policies relating to land use and servicing, housing policies and the criteria for a minor amendment as well as updates to the RGS indicators/targets and required demographic information.

Join in and help us achieve our goal

Affected local governments, stakeholders such as water and improvement districts, land owners interested in development now or in the future and local residents are invited to learn and provide feedback about what the RDN is proposing to change to harmonize and strengthen select policy areas.

How you can be involved, find out more or provide feedback on the pending draft

Please register (tab at the top right of this page). By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communications.

  • Please explore this webpage to find out more. Read the reports in the document library. Content will be added as the project progresses.
  • Provide your feedback on the drafts to jschile@rdn.bc.ca.
  • Ask us a question in the Q & A section below and we will respond.

The RDN looks forward to your participation.

A RGS is a local government strategic plan, mandated under the Local Government Act, “to promote human settlement that is socially, economically and environmentally healthy and that makes efficient use of public facilities, land and other resources”. In accordance with the Act, at least once every five years, a regional district that has adopted a RGS must consider a review for possible amendment.

The last RGS Review conducted between 2008 and 2011. Since then a few policy areas have been identified for review includes select policies relating to land use and servicing, housing policies and the criteria for a minor amendment as well as updates to the RGS indicators/targets and required demographic information.

Join in and help us achieve our goal

Affected local governments, stakeholders such as water and improvement districts, land owners interested in development now or in the future and local residents are invited to learn and provide feedback about what the RDN is proposing to change to harmonize and strengthen select policy areas.

How you can be involved, find out more or provide feedback on the pending draft

Please register (tab at the top right of this page). By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communications.

  • Please explore this webpage to find out more. Read the reports in the document library. Content will be added as the project progresses.
  • Provide your feedback on the drafts to jschile@rdn.bc.ca.
  • Ask us a question in the Q & A section below and we will respond.

The RDN looks forward to your participation.

  • Regional Housing Capacity Assessment is Now Underway!

    5 months ago
    Houses

    In December 2018, the RDN hired CitySpaces Consulting to complete a Regional Housing Capacity Assessment and Gap Analysis. The project involves a combination of statistical research, work shop, focus groups and first-person interviews with applicable local government staff, non-for-profit organizations and developers to provide an comprehensive picture of the housing needs of today and of tomorrow.

    This project will build on past knowledge and supplement these studies with new analysis and data. The results will then be used to update and inform the RGS policies regarding the character and location of housing needed to support livability throughout the region.

    The...

    In December 2018, the RDN hired CitySpaces Consulting to complete a Regional Housing Capacity Assessment and Gap Analysis. The project involves a combination of statistical research, work shop, focus groups and first-person interviews with applicable local government staff, non-for-profit organizations and developers to provide an comprehensive picture of the housing needs of today and of tomorrow.

    This project will build on past knowledge and supplement these studies with new analysis and data. The results will then be used to update and inform the RGS policies regarding the character and location of housing needed to support livability throughout the region.

    The outcomes of the Regional Housing Capacity Study are expected in September 2019 and are intended to help advance the RGS Goal 6: Facilitate the provision of appropriate, adequate, attainable, affordable and adaptable housing and align with the soon to be adopted Provincial requirements for local governments to prepare housing capacity assessments.

    For more details of on-going RDN's Affordable Housing Initiatives, please visit the RDN webpage








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  • July 2018 RGS Review scope expanded to include affordable housing policies

    5 months ago
    Rgs logo

    The 2017 RGS Annual Report identified a shift in progress in RGS Goal 6, which is intended to increase the portion of households living in housing that meets their needs. As a result, the RDN Board approved the recommendation to include the current policies relating to affordable housing in the RGS Review.

    As a discrete component of the review, it is anticipated that the RDN, in collaboration with the member municipalities, electoral areas and select stakeholders, will undertake a Regional Housing Capacity Assessment and Gap Analysis. The project will be initiated in early 2019 and once completed the results will...

    The 2017 RGS Annual Report identified a shift in progress in RGS Goal 6, which is intended to increase the portion of households living in housing that meets their needs. As a result, the RDN Board approved the recommendation to include the current policies relating to affordable housing in the RGS Review.

    As a discrete component of the review, it is anticipated that the RDN, in collaboration with the member municipalities, electoral areas and select stakeholders, will undertake a Regional Housing Capacity Assessment and Gap Analysis. The project will be initiated in early 2019 and once completed the results will be made publically available as part of the on-going RGS Review.

  • July 2018 RGS Consultation Plan Endorsed by the RDN Board

    11 months ago
    Consultation

    At the July 24, 2018 regularly scheduled RDN Board meeting the Board adopted the RGS Consultation Plan.

    The Plan outlines the legislative requirements to consult, and the region wide approach in which those interested and affected will be provided opportunities to comment on the proposed amendments. This is achieved by incorporating the Guiding Principles of the RDN Public Consultation/Communication Framework into the implementation of the plan, whereby, "Anyone likely to be affected by a decision … have opportunities for input into that decision".

    At the July 24, 2018 regularly scheduled RDN Board meeting the Board adopted the RGS Consultation Plan.

    The Plan outlines the legislative requirements to consult, and the region wide approach in which those interested and affected will be provided opportunities to comment on the proposed amendments. This is achieved by incorporating the Guiding Principles of the RDN Public Consultation/Communication Framework into the implementation of the plan, whereby, "Anyone likely to be affected by a decision … have opportunities for input into that decision".