Bylaw 500 Review and Update Project

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The Bylaw 500 Review and Update Project (the Project) is a targeted review and update to address known problems and to improve bylaw components that are unclear, inconsistent, or are challenging to administer or enforce.

As a targeted review, the project is built around the following focus areas:

  1. Definitions
  2. General Regulations
  3. Land Use Zones
  4. Other

How can I get involved and learn more?

At this stage of the project, the focus is on sharing information and raising awareness about the project. Once the initial research stage has been complete and there are some potential zoning bylaw updates to review, the RDN will provide a comprehensive opportunity for community input that is consistent with provincial health officer recommendations.

There are a number of ways to learn more and get involved in the project including:

  • Subscribe to this page to receive notification of news and updates by clicking on follow project
  • 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: bylaw500review@rdn.bc.ca


The Bylaw 500 Review and Update Project (the Project) is a targeted review and update to address known problems and to improve bylaw components that are unclear, inconsistent, or are challenging to administer or enforce.

As a targeted review, the project is built around the following focus areas:

  1. Definitions
  2. General Regulations
  3. Land Use Zones
  4. Other

How can I get involved and learn more?

At this stage of the project, the focus is on sharing information and raising awareness about the project. Once the initial research stage has been complete and there are some potential zoning bylaw updates to review, the RDN will provide a comprehensive opportunity for community input that is consistent with provincial health officer recommendations.

There are a number of ways to learn more and get involved in the project including:

  • Subscribe to this page to receive notification of news and updates by clicking on follow project
  • 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: bylaw500review@rdn.bc.ca


  • Discussion Papers Available

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    06 Jan 2021
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    A series of discussion papers has been posted to the Document Library. The purpose of the discussion papers is to provide background information and to identify questions for further discussion on a number of key focus areas. If you have any questions about the papers, please feel free to contact us.

  • Project Overview

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    06 Jan 2021

    Bylaw 500 Review and Update Project - Three Phases to Achieve an Updated Modern Bylaw

    The Bylaw 500 Review and Update project includes three phases as follows:

    Phase 1: Clarification and Housekeeping (Current Phase)

    The purpose of this phase is a targeted review to address known problems with the bylaw and to improve bylaw components that are unclear, inconsistent, or are challenging to administer or enforce. A series of specific focus areas guide this phase. This phase will result in an updated bylaw with a fresh new look and feel.

    Phase 2: Housing (Green Buildings and Affordability) and Land Use Contracts

    Building on phase 1, phase 2 focuses on updating the bylaw with respect to encouraging green building and housing affordability. Also, this phase will review Land Use Contracts as they are set to expire in concordance with the Local Government Act.

    Phase 3: Other

    Phase 3 is intended to address the important, but less critical, components of the bylaw such as campground regulation update, park zoning, and Mobile Home Park Regulations and Standards. Phase 3 is also an opportunity to address issues that were not addressed in previous phases.