Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Nanaimo Regional District Invites Input

Regional Growth Strategy

The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is considering changes to the 10 year-old Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) to better ensure the future sustainability of the region.


The RDN received numerous suggestions on how to improve the RGS from the public and stakeholders during consultations in 2007 and 2008. It is clear that the RGS can be modified to address the issues raised and contribute to regional sustainability.

In response to input received, a number of possible changes to the RGS have been identified and included in a set of six discussion papers. While many of these possible changes would be minor in nature, some of them are more significant.

Between February 23rd and April 30th, members of the public and community groups are encouraged to comment on the possible changes to the RGS which are outlined in the discussion papers. Eleven of the more significant possible changes to the RGS have also been highlighted for your comment.

A number of channels for your input (a short survey, a longer workbook, meetings between RDN staff and community groups, e-mail, a public forum, etc.) are available during this period.

Comments and input received by April 30th will assist the RDN in drafting a revised RGS over the summer, with a new draft being released for further comment in fall 2009.

There will be a presentation on possible changes to the RGS on Tuesday April 21 at 7:00 pm in the RDN Board Room.

To complete a short online survey on eleven of the possible changes (prizes offered) use this Nanaimo Info LINK.

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