Regional Growth Strategy

The North Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 2500 (Consolidated) was adopted by the RDNO Board of Directors on September 21, 2011. The North Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy provides a common framework for regional and local planning in the North Okanagan and is intended as a strategic guide to future land uses and development. Official Community Plans, through Regional Context Statements, will be instrumental in implementing the Regional Growth Strategy.

In 2015 the Board decided to undertake a review of the Strategy to ensure it still reflects the vision and goals of area residents. During the review process, it was identified that new policies specific to: Housing; Active Transportation; Economic Development; Environment- Air Quality and Climate Change were required to address new challenges faced by the communities of the region.  The Regional Growth Strategy Amendment Bylaw No. 2846, 2019 was Adopted by the Board of Directors on May 20, 2020.

The Regional District of North Okanagan continues to implement the Regional Growth Strategy and works collaboratively on regional priorities and identifies opportunities that will contribute to a better quality of life within the North Okanagan.

Download the RGS ‘The Story So Far’ Poster to see how the strategy was created!

9 Growth Issue Backgrounders

Regional Growth Strategy Implementation

A summary of the progress of key RGS implementation actions that have been undertaken since September 2011.

State of the Region Report -2016

State of the Basin Report - 2016