On July 30, 2012 at a special Council meeting, Council gave final reading to Victoria’s new Official Community Plan (OCP), and then formally adopted it as a bylaw.
On June 7, 2012 staff recommended a report on minor amendments to the Proposed Official Community Plan to Council at Governance and Priorities Committee. Council will formally consider these amendments at their June 14th meeting. Included in these amendments are corrections to minor errors or inconsistencies and the addition of transition provisions for in-stream Building Permit applications for properties being added to a Development Permit Area. For a summary of recommended transition provisions, click here [PDF 12 MB]
On April 12, Council gave first reading to the new Official Community Plan Bylaw, the first step in moving the plan forward to formal adoption. A public hearing is scheduled for June 27 at 7:30 p.m.
Two public information sessions are planned for early June to allow people to learn more about the plan prior to the public hearing.
Attachment C: Public Feedback Analysis [PDF 146 KB]
OCP Power Point – April 5 2012 GPC [PDF 6 MB]View the proposed Official Community Plan
On July 21, Council approved a timeline for the completion of the new Official Community Plan, which would see a proposed plan go to public hearing in early 2012.
After receiving feedback on the draft plan and engaging with more than 1,300 citizens between April and June of 2011, staff felt that more time was needed to ensure that the final plan incorporates and reflects the values of Victoria citizens. From August until the end of 2011, staff will review and incorporate feedback.
To date, the project has engaged with more than 6,000 citizens.
Governance and Priorities Report July 21, 2011 [PDF - 1.6 MB]
Draft Official Community Plan Feedback Summary [PDF - 10.2 MB]
On April 7, Council received a draft version of the new Official Community Plan and approved a strategy for public review of the draft plan. Opportunities for the public to provide feedback on the draft Official Community Plan will take place from April until June 10, 2011.
April 7, 2011 GPC Report on the Official Community Plan [PDF - 138 KB]
On August 26, Council approved a report outlining general directions and a new land use model for the updated Official Community Plan. The report was informed by input received in community engagement activities over the the last year.
GPC Report on the Official Community Plan [PDF - 11 MB]
GPC Minutes August 26, 2010 [PDF - 44 KB]
Official Community Plan Framework for Plan Development [PDF - 105 KB]
Staff are currently in the process of preparing a draft plan for submission to Council in the spring of 2011. Further public engagement will take place in 2011, providing Victoria citizens an opportunity to provide more input on the draft plan before the final plan goes to Council for adoption later this year.
On April 22, at Governance and Priorities Committee, Council gave first reading to a report that included an OCP amendment that set an interim greenhouse has emission reduction target of 33% below 2007 levels by 2020, as well as initiated the development of a Climate Resiliency Plan and a corporate Carbon Neutral Plan. The OCP amendment has also been advanced to a Public Hearing.
- Governance and Priorities Decision Request – OCP Bill 27 Amendment – April 2010 [PDF - 558 KB]
- Climate Action Plan Presentation – April 2010 [PDF - 156 KB]
The OCP planning process will involve a comprehensive exploration of climate change mitigation and adaptation possibilities, including a review and possible refinement of greenhouse gas emission reduction targets, policies, and actions.
In January 2010 City Council approved a Project Charter and Public Engagement Strategy for the development of a new Official Community Plan. These documents outline the deliverables and principles by which the plan will be updated. Please find the detailed reports outlining the process for developing a new Official Community Plan and engaging the public in this important community process.
- Governance and Priorities Committee Report – January 2010 [PDF - 90KB]
- Project Charter – [PDF - 129B]
- Project Timeline – [PDF - 53KB]
- Public Engagement Strategy – [PDF - 75KB]