Electoral Area A OCP Survey

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The Regional District is undertaking a review of the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area A which includes Salmon Valley, Nukko Lake, Chief Lake and Ness Lake. An online survey has been launched through a collaboration with UNBC to invite feedback from community members aged 18 to 45.

The survey is intended to learn about the challenges and barriers faced by those aged 18 to 45 living and working in a rural setting. Information gathered from this survey will be used to assist the Regional District in updating the Official Community Plan for Electoral Area A, focusing on housing and agriculture.

The survey is in addition to a two Community Idea Board events taking place next week:

  • Tuesday March 12, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Ness Lake Community Hall
  • Wednesday March 13, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Salmon Valley Fire Hall

The events are open house style, so community members are invited to drop in and share their perspectives.

The survey and the Community Idea Board events are in addition to other consultation taking place as part of the OCP review. 

The survey can be found at rdffg.ca/ElectoralAreaAOCP and closes on March 16.

The Regional District of Fraser-Fort George and the University of Northern British Columbia have come together to provide students an opportunity for hands on learning in the Regional District’s land use planning processes.  A new course Rural Futures in BC’s Provincial North is being offered this semester through UNBC’s School of Planning and Sustainability and through that, students are assisting the Regional District with some of the community engagement processes as part of the OCP review.

Official community plans (OCP) describe the long-term vision of communities. They are a statement of objectives and policies that guide decisions on planning and land use management.  The current OCP for Electoral Area A was adopted in 1997.