A Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is a policy document that provides a general framework for managing growth and land use activities in order to create sustainable communities across the region. The detailed policies and regulations that define permitted land uses continue to be found within the Official Community Plan (OCP) and zoning bylaws.
To ensure consistency between a RGS and an OCP, each regional partner must include a Regional Context Statement in their OCP that identifies the relationship between the OCP and the matters addressed in the RGS. Periodically, these statements are reviewed and must be accepted by the Regional District of Nanaimo Board.
Click on the name of the municipality or electoral area below to view their Regional Context Statement: