RDN Board Gives 1st and 2nd Reading to RGS Bylaw Amendments
On March 23, 2021, the RDN Board gave 1st and 2nd reading to proposed RGS Amendment Bylaw 1615.04. This bylaw makes changes to the "Regional District of Nanaimo Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1615, 2011" by amending Map 4 – Land Use Designations to re-align the Industrial and the Resource Lands and Open Space designations on the Airport lands and extends the growth containment boundary at the Cassidy Village Centre to include part of the Airport lands adjacent to the Trans-Canada Highway. These map changes to the RGS mirror the changes in the proposed OCP and Bylaw 500 amendments. There are no other changes to the RGS required or proposed. The staff report and video of this agenda item at the March 23, 2021 meeting can be viewed here.
The Proposed RGS Amendment Bylaw has now been referred to First Nations, agencies and local stakeholders as identified in the Board approved RGS Engagement Plan.