Electoral Area F Official Community Plan Update

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The RDN is updating the Electoral Area F Official Community Plan (OCP). Electoral Area F includes the communities of Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Meadowood and Whiskey Creek and the surrounding rural areas.

What is an Official Community Plan?

An OCP is a long-term plan for a community. It guides land use by describing a community's vision for the future and includes objectives and policies to help achieve that vision. An OCP is used by the public when planning future use of their land or advocating for the community vision, and by the RDN when planning related community or infrastructure projects or approving development. The update process includes completing best practices research, reviewing technical information, reviewing existing RDN policies and strategies, and gathering information and feedback from community members.

Electoral Area F OCP

The first Electoral Area F OCP was adopted in 1999 and in the past 20 years the area has experienced 39% population growth. Much of the OCP remains relevant and this review is structured around the following topic areas where updates will be focused:

How can I get involved and learn more?

Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, we will be hosting opportunities, including community pop-up events, stakeholder meetings for representatives from local community organizations, town hall meetings and online surveys, for community members to get involved. The winter session will involve confirming your community values while the spring session will establish how we actively achieve the identified values and visions for Electoral Area F.

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  • Learn more about the project by reading the OCP Snapshots about the different topic areas
  • Visit the document library to learn more about related projects and initiatives
  • Share your question below and we will provide an answer
  • Contact the project team directly at: areafocp@rdn.bc.ca


The RDN is updating the Electoral Area F Official Community Plan (OCP). Electoral Area F includes the communities of Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Meadowood and Whiskey Creek and the surrounding rural areas.

What is an Official Community Plan?

An OCP is a long-term plan for a community. It guides land use by describing a community's vision for the future and includes objectives and policies to help achieve that vision. An OCP is used by the public when planning future use of their land or advocating for the community vision, and by the RDN when planning related community or infrastructure projects or approving development. The update process includes completing best practices research, reviewing technical information, reviewing existing RDN policies and strategies, and gathering information and feedback from community members.

Electoral Area F OCP

The first Electoral Area F OCP was adopted in 1999 and in the past 20 years the area has experienced 39% population growth. Much of the OCP remains relevant and this review is structured around the following topic areas where updates will be focused:

How can I get involved and learn more?

Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, we will be hosting opportunities, including community pop-up events, stakeholder meetings for representatives from local community organizations, town hall meetings and online surveys, for community members to get involved. The winter session will involve confirming your community values while the spring session will establish how we actively achieve the identified values and visions for Electoral Area F.

  • Subscribe to this page to receive notification of news and updates
  • Learn more about the project by reading the OCP Snapshots about the different topic areas
  • Visit the document library to learn more about related projects and initiatives
  • Share your question below and we will provide an answer
  • Contact the project team directly at: areafocp@rdn.bc.ca


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating the Electoral Area F Official Community Plan (OCP) and your input is needed! This survey asks community members what they value about their community, and about today’s challenges and opportunities. Area F includes the communities of Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Meadowood and Whiskey Creek and the surrounding rural areas.

    The current OCP was adopted in 1999 after a community engagement process that took place over 20 years ago. This survey is one of the first steps in the OCP Update to understand how the community has changed or stayed the same,

    The Regional District of Nanaimo is updating the Electoral Area F Official Community Plan (OCP) and your input is needed! This survey asks community members what they value about their community, and about today’s challenges and opportunities. Area F includes the communities of Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Meadowood and Whiskey Creek and the surrounding rural areas.

    The current OCP was adopted in 1999 after a community engagement process that took place over 20 years ago. This survey is one of the first steps in the OCP Update to understand how the community has changed or stayed the same, and where the OCP can be updated to be more relevant to today’s community.

    An OCP is a long-term plan for a community. It guides land use by describing a community’s vision for the future and includes objectives and policies to help achieve that vision.

    Join the conversation!

    The first section of this survey asks for your views about the current OCP Community Values and where additional values may be needed to reflect today’s community. 

    The second part of the survey asks about challenges you see or are experiencing, and opportunities for the OCP to address these challenges.

    The questions are organized into six topic areas to help focus the community discussion. Background information for each topic area can be found in OCP Snapshots. The project website also includes a link to the current OCP and other project information.

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