Cowichan Valley Regional District Official Community Plan

Date: 2007-2009

Working with a larger consultant team led by SmartGrowth BC, EcoPlan helped coordinate the first phase of a multi-phase process to prepare a new, integrated Official Community Plan for Electoral Areas B (Shawnigan Lake) and C (Cobble Hill) in the Cowichan Valley Regional District. EcoPlan managed and coordinated the public involvement and engagement process for the project. With a strong sustainability focus, the project included a variety of creative public engagement processes, including video story telling, community mapping, interactive open houses and web-based feedback methods. Engagement specifically targeted local First Nations to ensure that the new OCP is coordinated with their planning developments.