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The process to create a new vision and guiding principles for the Port Alberni OCP

The following graphic provides key steps in engagement to create the vision and guiding principles for the OCP.




What is an OCP Review?

An Official Community Plan review is an opportunity for the City to ensure the goals and objectives set out in the OCP are still important to the community. Since the OCP is a long-term guiding document it is also important that everything stated in the plan is still relevant to the future of the community and reflects the values of residents.

Why is the OCP being updated?

It's been 14 years since the City of Port Alberni (the City) updated its Official Community Plan (OCP), and much has changed in that time. As the City continues to promote Port Alberni, rapid growth and new opportunities are quickly taking centre stage in the region's success story. As such, Port Alberni's growth and vision must be addressed in a way that respects the character and needs of the community, First Nations, and the surrounding lands. As the City works to update the OCP, we look to you for help in shaping this important document.

Tasks completed

The City of Port Alberni and the engagement team have completed the first round of community engagement as of March 16, 2022. Thank you for your input and participation in survey #1, the interactive WebMap, the Walkshop, and focus groups. A summary report focused on engagement outcomes to inform the initial themes for the OCP Vision and Guiding Principles will be published on this site in early June.

The growth management input gathered from the public and stakeholders will be considered alongside technical research of policies, plans, strategies, guidelines, regulations and bylaw documents, transportation networks, development permit areas, land use designations, updated population projections, housing characteristics, and legislative requirements when the project enters the policy development phase.

Upcoming engagement

A stakeholder workshop with a diverse representation of organizations from the social, economic, and environmental interest areas of Port Alberni will be hosted on June 2, 2022. At this workshop, participants will hear highlights of the public engagement outcomes and work with the project team to explore key items for the community vision and guiding principles. A report will be posted summarizing the outcomes of that workshop, the inclusion of outcomes from the First Nation collaboration, and how these outcomes have created the first version of a draft vision and guiding principles.

Once the draft vision and guiding principles have been presented to Council, the public will be asked to provide their feedback in order for the project team to understand the level of support from the community. Look for the project team at pop-ups around the city or check this page for opportunities to contribute online – details will be published near the end of June!

Subscribe to this project for notices on engagement opportunities.

The process to create a new vision and guiding principles for the Port Alberni OCP

The following graphic provides key steps in engagement to create the vision and guiding principles for the OCP.




What is an OCP Review?

An Official Community Plan review is an opportunity for the City to ensure the goals and objectives set out in the OCP are still important to the community. Since the OCP is a long-term guiding document it is also important that everything stated in the plan is still relevant to the future of the community and reflects the values of residents.

Why is the OCP being updated?

It's been 14 years since the City of Port Alberni (the City) updated its Official Community Plan (OCP), and much has changed in that time. As the City continues to promote Port Alberni, rapid growth and new opportunities are quickly taking centre stage in the region's success story. As such, Port Alberni's growth and vision must be addressed in a way that respects the character and needs of the community, First Nations, and the surrounding lands. As the City works to update the OCP, we look to you for help in shaping this important document.

Tasks completed

The City of Port Alberni and the engagement team have completed the first round of community engagement as of March 16, 2022. Thank you for your input and participation in survey #1, the interactive WebMap, the Walkshop, and focus groups. A summary report focused on engagement outcomes to inform the initial themes for the OCP Vision and Guiding Principles will be published on this site in early June.

The growth management input gathered from the public and stakeholders will be considered alongside technical research of policies, plans, strategies, guidelines, regulations and bylaw documents, transportation networks, development permit areas, land use designations, updated population projections, housing characteristics, and legislative requirements when the project enters the policy development phase.

Upcoming engagement

A stakeholder workshop with a diverse representation of organizations from the social, economic, and environmental interest areas of Port Alberni will be hosted on June 2, 2022. At this workshop, participants will hear highlights of the public engagement outcomes and work with the project team to explore key items for the community vision and guiding principles. A report will be posted summarizing the outcomes of that workshop, the inclusion of outcomes from the First Nation collaboration, and how these outcomes have created the first version of a draft vision and guiding principles.

Once the draft vision and guiding principles have been presented to Council, the public will be asked to provide their feedback in order for the project team to understand the level of support from the community. Look for the project team at pop-ups around the city or check this page for opportunities to contribute online – details will be published near the end of June!

Subscribe to this project for notices on engagement opportunities.

Page last updated: 15 Jun 2022, 02:02 PM