Planning & Development

Community Planning Engagement

October 2023 Community Planning Workshops & Open Houses
Help shape the future of your community!

Join us at an upcoming interactive workshop and open house to explore what you think your community should look like now and in the future. Tell us about your community values and interests, and discuss opportunities and challenges in your area.

All six workshops and open houses will be the same time and format. Drop in any time between 4 and 7 pm to explore community planning information. The workshop will begin at 5:30 pm with facilitated table discussions on different community topics.

Join us between 4 and 7 pm at the following workshops and open houses, with facilitated table discussions beginning at 5:30 pm:
  • Beaufort Electoral Area 'B' | Tuesday, October 10 at Beaver Creek Community Hall
  • Cherry Creek Electoral Area 'F' | Thursday, October 12 at Cherry Creek Community Hall
  • Beaver Creek Electoral Area 'E' | Monday, October 16 at Beaver Creek Fire Hall
  • Sproat Lake Electoral Area 'D' | Monday, October 23 at Sproat Lake Community Hall
  • Long Beach Electoral Area 'C' | Date and location to be confirmed
  • Bamfield Electoral Area 'A' | Date and location to be confirmed

The ACRD wants to hear from community members from each Electoral Area about specific land use concerns and ideas for improvements, and discuss whether the current Official Community Plans (OCPs) effectively communicate the community vision. Each ACRD Electoral Area has its own OCP, which were developed collaboratively between 2007 and 2014 with local Advisory Planning Commissions (APCs), Electoral Area Directors, and the ACRD Board of Directors in consultation with community members.

The ACRD will be looking for community input on topics such as: community visioning to support comprehensive rewrites to each Electoral Area Official Community Plan (OCP), key topics identified through the Zoning Bylaw Review engagement, and whether the ACRD maintains one current Zoning Bylaw No. 15, or develops individual area Zoning Bylaws.

Upcoming activities will include in-depth community engagement to hear from residents and property owners in each Electoral Area, and provide more information on the different kinds of land use planning tools available: Official Community Plan (OCP), Zoning Bylaw, Development Permit Areas, and other planning resources and tools.

Please contact Planning staff with any comments or questions in the ACRD office, by email communityplanning@acrd.bc.ca, or phone 250-720-2700.