Powell River Regional District Workshop
EcoPlan facilitated a regional planning workshop that brought together representatives of the Powell River Regional District, the City of Powell River, and the Tla’amin First Nation to discuss a Regional Growth and Development Analysis Report prepared by Van Struth Consulting Group. The workshop commenced with a discussion of general opportunities and risks to the region in six larger issue areas — infrastructure, economy, housing, services, natural environment, and quality of life. Participants then discussed steps that the regional partners could undertake to address risks and realize opportunities. Participants converged around the need to address emerging sustainability issues, the possible shape of a long-term regional planning framework, and potential avenues of regional collaboration between levels of government.