Community Planning

Sustainability planning works to proactively respond to long range challenges and opportunities and provide direction for decision making through the:

  • Official Community Plan (2022)
    • sets out the community vision and values that guide decision-making in North Cowichan.
  • Affordable Housing
    • this page describes Municipal initiatives underway to move forward on affordable housing, which is one of Council's top 20 priorities. 
    • Housing Needs Assessment
        • the Cowichan Valley Regional District is developing a Regional Housing Needs Assessment in partnership with the Municipality of North Cowichan and the 3 other member municipalities; Town of Ladysmith, City of Duncan and Town of Lake Cowichan.
  • Strategic Agricultural Plan 
    • recognizes not only the importance of agriculture to the local economy but also the vital role of the farming community in its social structure.
  • Zoning Bylaw Review 
    • North Cowichan is undertaking a process  in 2023 to replace the existing Zoning Bylaw No. 2950 with a new Zoning Bylaw that is streamlined, easier to understand, and aligns with the 2022 Official Community Plan.