The Capital Regional District’s Regional Growth Strategy bylaw has been forwarded to area municipalities for acceptance.
In the provincially mandated RGS update process, referral for municipal acceptance is the last step before the RGS bylaw can be adopted. The referral period is 60 days. Before the CRD board can adopt the RGS bylaw, it must be accepted by all municipalities. If acceptance cannot be reached, provincial legislation sets out a process for resolving outstanding matters.
The RGS guides decisions on regional issues such as transportation, growth and settlement patterns. The 2016 RGS provides population projections to the year 2038 and updates policy regarding water servicing, growth management, the environment and infrastructure, housing and community, transportation and economic development. The 2016 RGS also provides new policy regarding food systems and climate action.
For more information, see www.crd.bc.ca/sustainability.