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RGS Review
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RGS Review


The FVRD finalized its RGS, Choices for our Future, in 2004.  The strategy identified a regional vision and eight growth management goals designed to help address growth issues for the next 20 – 30 years. 

This strategy was created based on issues that existed in the late 90s and early 2000s.  Since then, many new and more complex issues have emerged:  climate change, greenhouse gas, energy, health, transit and social and affordable housing issues – just to name a few.  In 2010, it was decided to review the RGS to ensure that it remains relevant for today’s world.

RGS Review Process

The RGS Review process spans four phases: 

 Phase 1:

background analysis of regional issues - SnapShot Series -and establishment of the formal working protocol - Engagement Plan, Workplan and Terms of Reference for the Intergovernmental Advisory Committee

 Phase 2:

gathering information and input

 Phase 3:

acceptance and adoption - requires all member municipalities and neighbouring regional districts to formally accept the RGS

 Phase 4:

implementation phase

The review process is currently in Phase 2 – Input, and we want to hear from as many people as possible.  To do so, we will be holding open houses throughout the region to hear what you have to say on the eight growth management goals that are the focus of our current strategy.  Times, dates and locations for these workshops will be posted here, as well as in local newspapers and communities. 

RGS Review Team

  • Siri Bertelsen, Director of Regional Programs
  • Alison Stewart, Policy Lead
  • Catherine Overgaard, Communications Lead
  • Gillian Berger, Project Co-ordinator

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