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Background Information

A Shared Community Vision
Area A - OCP Review
Background Information

The Electoral Area 'A' Official Community Plan was adopted by the Regional District of Nanaimo Board on Tuesday, July 26, 2011. The information below represents a record of the studies and materials prepared during the Official Community Plan review.

Terms of Reference

The Board of the Regional District of Nanaimo approved the following Terms of Reference for the Electoral Area 'A' Official Community Plan Review on July 22, 2008.

Technical Background Report

The following report provides a snapshot of Electoral Area 'A' including population demographics, an overview of how the Plan works towards the goals of the Regional Growth Strategy, and an analysis of the development and subdivision potential based on the policies contained in the Official Community Plan and the current zoning. Maps

Groundwater Assessment and Vulnerability Study


As part of the OCP review, a ground water assessment and vulnerability study has been completed. The recommendations provided by the study were considered in drafting the OCP and form the basis for how groundwater is protected in the Electoral Area 'A' OCP.

Active Transportation Plan

As part of the Electoral Area 'A' Official Community Plan review, The Active Transportation Plan identified and evaluated options that promote physical activity through the encouragement of alternate forms of transportation. The information in this plan was considered when drafting policies for the section on transportation and mobility.