About the OCP
The Official Community Plan (OCP) is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land-use management in the City. As a general rule, it can be reviewed and considered for revision every five (5) to ten (10) years.
Although the OCP does not commit or authorize the City to proceed with any project specified in the plan and does not have an immediate effect on property rights (E.G. existing zoning regulations will continue to apply), the OCP can have consequences that may increase the regulatory burden of developing a property (e.g. designation of development permit areas).
After the adoption of the OCP, bylaws enacted or works undertaken by Council must be consistent with the Plan. Council, staff and citizens use the OCP as a critical planning tool to help make decisions related to:
- Housing locations
- Transportation priorities
- Lands protected from development
- Protecting development from hazards
- Providing services for more sustainable development in the next fifteen (15) years
OCP Development Process
The myPG Sustainability Plan guided the Official Community Plan's creation alongside the City's vision and objectives for economic, environmental, social, and land-use development. The Plan was reviewed from 2010 to 2012 and included three rounds of public consultation in addition to the legislated process.
OCP 5 Year Monitoring Report
The OCP 5 Year Monitoring report was provided for Information to Council on January 22, 2018. The report is a five-year check in on the 15-year Official Community Plan as an overview of how its goals and objectives are being implemented.
Information About the OCP
A hard copy of the Official Community Plan is available at City Hall on the second floor for reference and copies may also be purchased (please make allowances for printing times). Printed hard copies may be requested in advance by calling 250-561-7611. Additional references are accessible online and a digital copy of the OCP - and the consolidated bylaw - can also be downloaded in PDF format.
Individual Sections of the OCP Guide [PDF]