Projects

The Community Services Planning section can be involved in a variety of projects from policy development, to site planning, to improving regulations. The public is always an important participant in any planning process and input is sought in many different ways and at different times during the development of a plan or regulations.

There are a variety of current projects underway and public comments are always welcome.

The following provides more detailed information regarding some ongoing projects:

 

Zoning Bylaw No. 871 Annual Review and Update

Periodically, the Zoning Bylaw is reviewed and updated to reflect changing conditions.  Recommended changes are presented for consideration to the Regional Board.

For more information or copies of documentation, please visit or contact the Community Services Planning Section (250-469-6227).

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Regional Floodplain Management Plan

The Regional District is preparing a Regional Floodplain Management Plan to better understand the risks and what can be done to reduce potential damage from flooding in the Central Okanagan.

The plan is being developed in three phases.  The first phase identified and prioritized the criteria for further study of flood hazard areas, while making recommendations that could be considered in future work to complete the plan.  

It's hoped the second phase of the plan will start later in 2016 and would include assessing the flood hazard and risk in identified high priority areas.  It's proposed the third and final phase will further develop and expand on existing flood risk mitigation strategies for the Central Okanagan.

Funding for Phase one and Phase two of the plan has been provided through two grants from the Okanagan Basin Water Board Water Conservation and Quality Improvement Grant Program (Phase 1 - $20,000 / Phase 2 - $25,000), the Federal Gas Tax Fund and the Regional District.

For more information or copies of documentation, please visit or contact the Community Services Planning Section (250-469-6227).

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Aggregate Supply and Demand Update and Analysis 2013

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Central Okanagan Lake Foreshore Plan and Inventory Mapping

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Agriculture Plan

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Okanagan-Similkameen Rain Garden Guide book

  • The Regional District of Central Okanagan participated along with other Okanagan local governments and agencies to prepare this Okanagan-Similkameen Rain Garden Guide Book to explain how we can improve the health of our watersheds in a world of climate change.

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State of the Basin report 2016

 

  • The State of the Basin Report is the product of an inter-regional initiative to develop a monitoring and evaluation framework intended to track progress on matters which are important to the Okanagan Valley as a whole. Partners in this initiative include the Regional Districts of North Okanagan (RDNO), Central Okanagan (RDCO), and Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS).

The monitoring and evaluation framework addresses the following Policy Areas:

    • Urban Containment & Rural Protection
    • Agriculture
    • Water Stewardship
    • Environment & Natural Lands
    • Economic Development
    • Transportation & Infrastructure
    • Housing
    • Climate Change & Greenhouse Gas Emissions
    • Community Health and Wellbeing
    • Governance & Shared Services

Preparation of the State of the Basin Report was made possible with funding assistance provided by the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia and the Okanagan Basin Water Board. The partners also acknowledge and appreciate the professional consulting services provided by EcoPlan International Inc. and assistance provided by the South Okanagan Similkameen Conservation Program, the Okanagan Collaborative Conservation Program, the Interior Health Authority, and numerous other agencies and individuals who contributed their time and expertise to the project..

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