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Regional Growth Strategy

The Capital Regional District Board adopted the Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) bylaw at its March 14, 2018 meeting. All municipalities have accepted the RGS and the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area Director endorsed the RGS at the Board.

Adoption of the RGS concludes the update process.

For further information and to view the Regional Growth Strategy please visit the Capital Regional District website.


All municipalities have two years upon final approval of the CRD Board of the “2018 RGS Bylaw 4017” to amend their Official Community Plan Regional Context Statement for consistency with the “2018 RGS Bylaw 4017”.

The District of North Saanich’s Official Community Plan Regional Context Statement (RCS) (OCP Section 16) demonstrates how the District is consistent or working towards consistency with the RGS. The District will work towards aligning its OCP Regional Context Statement with the “2018 RGS Bylaw 4017” upon CRD approval.

The purpose of the Regional Growth Strategy is to help realize the region’s vision, through the commitment of the Capital Regional District, the Juan de Fuca Electoral Area, and local municipalities to guide growth and change toward common objectives:

  1. Significantly reduce community-based greenhouse gas emissions;
  2. Keep urban settlement compact;
  3. Protect the integrity of rural communities;
  4. Protect, conserve and manage ecosystem health;
  5. Deliver services consistent with RGS objectives;
  6. Create safe and complete communities;
  7. Improve housing affordability;
  8. Increase transportation choice;
  9. Strengthen the regional economy; and
  10. Foster a resilient food and agriculture system.

For further information on the draft “2018 RGS Bylaw 4017” referrals and mediation process the following staff reports are provided:




For further information please contact the Planning and Community Services department.

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