We are excited to be developing a new Texada Island Official Community Plan!
It’s time to renew the 2005 Texada Island Official Community Plan! An Official Community Plan (OCP) is a policy document that sets out the long term vision, goals and objectives for the future of your island. An OCP helps guide the Regional Board, staff and community members to make decisions on a wide range of themes including: land use, housing, economic development, social well-being, environment and transportation. This plan will provide a renewed vision for Texada and its residents, as well as the policy framework to guide the island into the future.

Planning Process
The new Official Community Plan will be created through a four-phase planning process based on sound and established land use planning and design principles. The planning process graphic below illustrates the four distinct phases and highlights: anticipated timelines; key activities; role of the advisory committee; public events; and outcomes for each of the four phases.

Phase 3 – Almost Done!

Phase 3 is the “planning and development” phase of the process. Activities during Phase 3 will include working with the Community Advisory Committee to combine the findings from Phase 1 and 2 of the planning process; preparing a refreshed community vision statement; updating OCP maps, objectives and policies. Phase 3 will culminate in two community open houses to present the draft OCP and solicit feedback from the public. Visit the Community Advisory Committee agenda packages to see the latest version of the draft OCP (click here).

JOIN US! Community Open Houses
Saturday, June 8, 2019
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Texada Community Hall, Gillies Bay

Monday, June 10, 2019
5:30 – 7:30 pm
Royal Canadian Legion Branch 232 Texada Island, Van Anda (UPDATED LOCATION)

Check the insert in June’s Texada Island Express Lines for the latest Official Community Plan Newsletter! The newsletter provides valuable information about why we have an Official Community Plan, who was engaged in developing the plan, and how the plan influences land use and development in the community.

Phase 2 – Complete!

Phase 2 was the “listening” phase of the planning process with a focus on exploring the community. Activities during phase 2 included: facilitating a community visioning workshop to hear community members views on planning issues, priorities and future vision for Texada; conducting a community survey; conducting a stakeholder survey; holding pop-up engagement sessions with elementary and high school students. Phase 2 culminated with completion of the Area D OCP Community Engagement Report. Download the report below, or visit the Texada Community Library for a paper copy.

Click here for Community Engagement Report

Click below for the appendices:
Appendix A – Phase 1 Open House Newsletter
Appendix B – Phase 1 Open House Engagement Results
Appendix C – Phase 1 Open House Feedback Forms
Appendix D – Phase 2 Workshop Newsletter
Appendix E – Phase 2 Workshop Ice Breaker Results
Appendix F – Phase 2 Workshop Interview Matrix Results
Appendix G – Phase 2 Workshop Interactive Map Results
Appendix H – Phase 2 Workshop Feedback Forms
Appendix  I –  Phase 2 Community Survey Results
Appendix  J – Phase 2 Pop-Up Engagement with Elementary School Students Results
Appendix K –  Phase 2 Pop-Up Engagement with High School Students Results
Appendix L- Phase 2 Stakeholder Survey Results

Phase 1 – Complete!

Phase 1 was the “pre-planning” phase of the process with a focus on laying the ground work for the official community plan. Activities during Phase 1 included: establishing an Area D OCP Planning Advisory Committee to oversee the planning process; holding a community meeting to introduce the planning process; reviewing all previous reports, studies and plans relating to Texada Island. Phase 1 culminated with completion of the Area D OCP Technical Background Report. Download the report below, or visit the Texada Community Library for a paper copy.

Click here for the Technical Background Report

Stay In Touch!

Over the next few months, there will be more opportunities for you to participate! Make sure not to miss future community engagement opportunities!

Contact the Planning Department for More Information
Phone: 604-485-2260
Email: planning@qathet.ca
Visit: #202-4675 Marine Ave, Powell River

Attend OCP Advisory Committee Meetings
Monthly meetings of the Advisory Committee are open to the public to attend as observers and there will be time at the end of each meeting for question period. Agenda’s for each meeting are posted prior to the date of the meeting under the “Agendas” section of the qRD website (click here).

Date:     May 14, 2019
Time:    5:00-7:30 pm
Place:    Texada Community Hall, Gillies Bay

Read the Express Lines
We’ve been keeping the Texada community updated through the monthly Express Lines’ newsletter.
Click on the links below to see each notice:

Volume 28: May 2019
Volume 27: April 2019
Volume 26: March 2019
Volume 25: February 2019
Volume 24: January 2019

Volume 23: December 2018
Volume 22: November 2018
Volume 21: October 2018
Volume 20: September 2018
Volume 19: August 2018
Volume 18: July 2018
Volume 17: June 2018
Volume 16: May 2018
Volume 15: April 2018
Volume 14: March 2018
Volume 13: February 2018
Volume 12: January 2018

Volume 11: December 2017
Volume 10: November 2017
Volume 9: October 2017
Volume 8: September 2017
Volume 7: August 2017
Volume 6: July 2017
Volume 5: June 2017
Volume 4: May 2017
Volume 3: April 2017
Volume 2: March 2017
Volume 1: February 2017