"It is an exciting time in our region as building activity is reflective of strong economic growth," said RDN Board Chair Bill Veenhof. "I am proud of the RDN Planning Team who have implemented programs and enablers that have resulted in reduced permit waiting times in a period of significantly increased demand."
Overall, the region has experienced continued growth during the past three years at a level higher than the provincial average in the residential sector, both in terms of permit volumes and construction values. Building activity is an indicator of the strength and diversity of the economy within the region.
Future process improvements are also planned to support the RDNâ€™s strategic priority to focus on service and organization excellence and deliver efficient, effective and economically viable services that meet the needs of the Region.
More information on the Building Permit process, fees and how to book inspections online please visit www.rdn.bc.ca/building-inspection-services.
Manager, Building & Bylaw Services
Regional District of Nanaimo