Gathering for an Event in the Agricultural Land Reserve

Recent amendments to the Agricultural Land Reserve Use, Subdivision and Procedure Regulation allowing a gathering for an event on lands within the Agricultural Land Reserve prompted the Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Board to direct staff to undertake a review of RDN zoning bylaws and engage with the farming community and Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC). Several opportunities were identified through a bylaw review for the RDN to clarify and regulate the recently approved ALR regulatory changes for gathering for an event. Through a collaborative process involving engagement with the farming community and AAC, Bylaw 500.413 and Bylaw 1285.29 were adopted at the May 22, 2018 RDN Board Meeting.