Five phases were involved with the development of Victoria’s new community plan:
Phase 1: Project Initiation and Background Research (October 2009 – February 2010)
A series of discussion papers, backgrounders, and community profiles were developed to lay the foundation for community discussions. A project website and communications tools were developed to help inform the discussion and provide opportunities for the community to provide feedback.
Phase 2: Community Engagement and Exploration of Concepts (February – June 2010)
A number of public engagement opportunities took place and explored potential directions Victoria could take in the future.
Engagement opportunities included two large discussion forums, community-led Community Circles and a variety of public meetings. The background research developed in Phase One supported discussions about various topic areas.
Phase 3: Information Analysis and Plan Drafting (July – October 2010)
This phase involved staff examining and analyzing background research, policy studies, and engagement feedback to develop a draft plan.
Phase 4: Draft Plan Review and Refinement (2011)
The draft plan was reviewed and refined by staff and key stakeholder groups. A draft OCP was presented to Council for consideration.
Phase 5: Public Review and Adoption (2012)
The public was presented with the proposed new plan and a public hearing was held. Council adopted the new plan as a bylaw in July 2012.Go to Top