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Regional Growth Strategy

Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 2500 (3.9MB)

Terms of Reference (345Kb)

9 Growth Issue Backgrounders (400Kb)

North Okanagan RGS:

  • Eight growth issues
  • 830 residents commented
  • 135 working group members
  • 200 policy recommendations
  • 1,400 municipal council comments
  • 1 Regional Growth Strategy

Following three years of community engagement and participation during the development of the North Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy, the Board of Directors adopted the Regional District’s new Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 2500, 2011 on September 21, 2011. This strategy has evolved through a four year process which was a partnership between the Regional District and our member municipalities. Our elected officials guided the process wisely and we consulted with hundreds of people, stakeholders, and organizations during the development of this plan. First Nations were invited to participate in all aspects of this process. It has involved a wide cross‐section of people including politicians, developers, business people, residents, planners, experts, students, First Nations, community groups and not for profit organizations, all of which contributed to the Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw. A huge thank you to all who participated in the Regional Growth Strategy process!

Elected Officials and staff, public, community organizations, developers, and professionals, such as architects, engineers, planners and landscape architects, will use the Regional Growth Strategy to understand the values and vision of North Okanagan communities on a number of policy areas including housing, land uses, transportation, services, infrastructure and amenities. They will also use the Regional Growth Strategy to understand which areas are suitable for urban levels of development and those which are not. The public can use the Regional Growth Strategy to better understand regional issues and how they can be addressed.


Download the RGS ‘The Story So Far’ Poster to see how the strategy was created! (3.9MB).



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