Electoral Area F Official Community Plan Update

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Electoral Area F OCP

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.

The first Electoral Area F OCP was adopted in 1999, and new Census Canada Data shows that as of 2021, the population has grown over 50% to approximately 8,200 people. Much of the OCP remains relevant today, and this project was initiated in 2019 to address emerging challenges and update sections of the OCP that have become dated.

After completing Round 1 of engagement, Round 2 was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The RDN is now continuing the process of updating the Electoral Area F OCP and underwent Round 2 of engagement between February and March 2022.

The Round 2 Engagement Summary and Final Engagement Summary and Recommendations are now available in the document library. The next phase of the project will include the drafting of the OCP and Round 3 of community engagement to receive feedback on the Draft OCP.

Please stay tuned for more information and upcoming opportunities to get involved in the Area F OCP Update in the coming weeks and months.

How can I get involved and learn more?

  • Subscribe to this page (top right) to receive email notification of news and updates
  • Watch both project videos to learn more about what an OCP is and a summary of the project and engagement to date
  • Learn more about the project by reading the OCP Snapshots about the different topic areas
  • Read the Round 1, Round 2 and the Final Engagement Summary to see what has happened so far
  • Visit the document library to learn more about related projects and initiatives
  • Share your questions below and we will provide an answer
  • Contact the project team directly at: areafocp@rdn.bc.ca


Electoral Area F OCP

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.

The first Electoral Area F OCP was adopted in 1999, and new Census Canada Data shows that as of 2021, the population has grown over 50% to approximately 8,200 people. Much of the OCP remains relevant today, and this project was initiated in 2019 to address emerging challenges and update sections of the OCP that have become dated.

After completing Round 1 of engagement, Round 2 was paused due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The RDN is now continuing the process of updating the Electoral Area F OCP and underwent Round 2 of engagement between February and March 2022.

The Round 2 Engagement Summary and Final Engagement Summary and Recommendations are now available in the document library. The next phase of the project will include the drafting of the OCP and Round 3 of community engagement to receive feedback on the Draft OCP.

Please stay tuned for more information and upcoming opportunities to get involved in the Area F OCP Update in the coming weeks and months.

How can I get involved and learn more?

  • Subscribe to this page (top right) to receive email notification of news and updates
  • Watch both project videos to learn more about what an OCP is and a summary of the project and engagement to date
  • Learn more about the project by reading the OCP Snapshots about the different topic areas
  • Read the Round 1, Round 2 and the Final Engagement Summary to see what has happened so far
  • Visit the document library to learn more about related projects and initiatives
  • Share your questions 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, 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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Page last updated: 28 Jun 2022, 12:30 PM