North Cowichan Launches Interactive Community Character Survey in Next Step of the Official Community Plan Update

(North Cowichan, BC) – North Cowichan wants to hear from you! In this next step of the Official Community Plan (OCP) Update project, we are asking for community feedback through a short, interactive survey on the various physical features (for example parks, buildings, viewpoints, landscapes and landmarks, and more) that collectively contribute to the character of the Municipality and the communities within it.    

“During the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had to transform how we do business. As a result, staff have worked to find creative ways to engage the community, and we’re hoping this exercise will be more fun than a typical survey, because we are encouraging people to go outside and walk or drive around North Cowichan’s communities to explore in a safe, physically distanced way,” said Mayor Al Siebring.

“We want to understand community character from the perspective of our residents - which will be a critical part of the OCP update. This will help us ensure the qualities and places that people love are sustained into the future,” he concluded.

Community Character Survey feedback will be used to compile community character profiles. Once completed, these profiles will inform the policy development process and be incorporated into the final OCP document to provide local knowledge for future community planning, public works, and private development projects.

The survey is open from ow until January 17, 2021, and is available on our website, along with more information and project updates, at:   

Hard copies of the Community Character Survey can be requested by calling 250.746.3263.

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Media Contact:         
Al Siebring, Mayor
T Municipality of North Cowichan
E 250.746.3117