Development Cost Charge Rate Review for Northern and Southern Communities

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We are updating our sewer service area Development Cost Charges (DCCs)

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) implements development cost charges (DCCs) to pay for projects that increase capacity of our wastewater facilities. The RDN last updated wastewater DCCs in 2017. Provincial guidelines suggest local governments review their DCCs every five years.

The RDN is updating its Wastewater DCC rates and amending the two bylaws that implement these rates for the areas of Northern and Southern Communities. Northern Communities include Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and parts of Electoral Areas E and G. Southern Communities include Nanaimo and Lantzville.

The purpose of the DCC rate review is to ensure there is an equitable distribution of costs associated with the provision of wastewater services required to support the projected population growth in the area. Updating the rate structure will be implemented through bylaw amendments.


Public Engagement

The RDN will be hosting virtual public information sessions in Spring 2022 to present information to development industry stakeholders and the public to learn more about DCC’s and how the new rates have been calculated.


How you can get involved

To stay informed of project updates, please:

  • Register by clicking the subscribe tab of the page. By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communication.
  • Have a question? Share it in Q&A tab and we will do our best to share it and an answer for all to see.
  • Explore this webpage to find out more including our FAQ's that we will update as we move forward and additional questions are asked.


We are updating our sewer service area Development Cost Charges (DCCs)

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) implements development cost charges (DCCs) to pay for projects that increase capacity of our wastewater facilities. The RDN last updated wastewater DCCs in 2017. Provincial guidelines suggest local governments review their DCCs every five years.

The RDN is updating its Wastewater DCC rates and amending the two bylaws that implement these rates for the areas of Northern and Southern Communities. Northern Communities include Parksville, Qualicum Beach, and parts of Electoral Areas E and G. Southern Communities include Nanaimo and Lantzville.

The purpose of the DCC rate review is to ensure there is an equitable distribution of costs associated with the provision of wastewater services required to support the projected population growth in the area. Updating the rate structure will be implemented through bylaw amendments.


Public Engagement

The RDN will be hosting virtual public information sessions in Spring 2022 to present information to development industry stakeholders and the public to learn more about DCC’s and how the new rates have been calculated.


How you can get involved

To stay informed of project updates, please:

  • Register by clicking the subscribe tab of the page. By registering you will be kept up-to-date with progress on this project through our electronic communication.
  • Have a question? Share it in Q&A tab and we will do our best to share it and an answer for all to see.
  • Explore this webpage to find out more including our FAQ's that we will update as we move forward and additional questions are asked.
  • Third reading of Draft Bylaws Complete

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    The amendments to the Development Cost Charges went to third reading and were approved by the Board on June 14, 2022. Next, the draft bylaws will be sent to the BC Inspector of Municipalities for review and consent. This typically takes six to eight weeks. The Board will adopt the amended bylaws once consent has been received.

  • Public Consultation Meetings Complete

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    The scheduled public consultation meeting for reviewing proposed changes to the Development Cost Charges (DCC) bylaws and the DCC rates was held on May 19, 2022 for Nanaimo and Lantzville, and on May 20, 2022 for Parksville, Qualicum Beach and French Creek. No comments requiring further review of the proposed changes were received about either bylaw amendment. The bylaw amendments will now go to the Board for third reading, after which they will be submitted to the Inspector of Municipalities for review.

  • Public Engagement to Commence

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    The proposed changes to Development Cost Charges were reviewed by the Board on April 26, 2022. The public consultation may now proceed, and meetings have been scheduled for May 19 and 20, 2022.

  • Project Updates

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    Stay tuned for our upcoming public engagement this spring. The RDN will be hosting virtual public information sessions in Spring 2022 to present information to development industry stakeholders and the public to learn more about DCC’s and how the new rates have been calculated.

Page last updated: 24 Jun 2022, 02:37 PM