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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.

See Phase 2 below to register for the Texada Community Visioning Workshop

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 1 Now Complete!

Phase one activities were focused on: establishing a community advisory committee; holding an introductory community open house; reviewing background reports and studies; reviewing the 2005 official community plan; and preparing a technical background report. The Area D Official Community Plan – Planning Advisory Select Committee met monthly through 2017 to provide advice on all Phase 1 activities.

Area D Official Community Plan Planning Advisory Committee
In fall 2016, a call for community members to participate in the Area D Official Community Plan – Planning Advisory Select Committee 2017 was circulated on Texada. Twelve Texada residents have been selected and appointed to the committee to represent the diversity of interests on the island. The Regional Board is excited to involve area residents in planning for the future of Texada. They believe that an informed and engaged community results in decisions that serve the common good. Click to view the committee’s Terms of Reference.

Introductory Open House 
On Saturday March 18, 2017 over 40 people attended an Open House at the Texada Community Hall to learn more about the Official Community Plan (OCP). Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us! 

Click here for the open house handout (PDF)
Click here for photos of the open house (PDF)

Technical Background Report
In the first stage to develop the Official Community Plan, we are “Laying The Groundwork” which includes developing a Technical Background Report. This includes collecting and reviewing all plans, reports and studies related to land use and community planning on Texada Island. Click here for the Technical Background Report. If you would like a paper copy of this document, please contact the Powell River Regional District office at 604-485-2260.

Phase 2 Underway!

Phase 2 activities will be focused on community engagement. We need your help to identify community priorities and a renewed vision for the future of Texada Island.

Building a Vision for Texada’s Future: Community Survey

During the month of May 2018, over 200 people participated in a community survey. Thank you to everyone who took time to share their thoughts and ideas for the future.

Click the Community Survey Summary Report to view the results.

Community Visioning Workshop

On March 10th, 2018, the Regional District held a Community Visioning Workshop at the Texada Community Hall designed to gather information that will be used to identify community priorities and create a community vision statement for the new Area D Official Community Plan. This event was attended by over 40 people. Here are some of the materials from the workshop:

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@powellriverrd.bc.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 PRRD website (click here).

NEXT MEETING
Date:     August 7, 2018
Time:    5:00-7:30 pm
Place:    Van Anda Legion, 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 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