RDN invites Area F residents to attend OCP update virtual town halls

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The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) Electoral Area F Official Community Plan (OCP) Update is resuming and residents are invited to join the conversation in Round 2 of community engagement. 

The OCP sets out the community’s vision for the future and includes objectives and policies to help achieve that vision, according to a media release by the RDN. 

Residents of Area F, which includes Coombs, Hilliers, Errington, Meadowood and Whiskey Creek, can attend the virtual town halls and contribute to the community workbooks which contain proposed policy options and community values. They can also ask questions and watch videos on the project webpage

The Kick-Off Town Hall will be a review of work completed to date, followed by six town halls organized by OCP theme areas (growth, character and resilience) to focus the conversations.

Each theme area will have two town halls. The Final Town Hall will wrap-up Round 2 of engagement and discuss next steps in the project. Area F residents are welcome to attend as many town halls as they are interested in. 

Virtual town hall schedule:

Feb. 24 – Kick-Off Town Hall 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 2 – Growth Town Hall #1 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 3 – Growth Town Hall #26 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 5 –  Character Town Hall #1 – 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

March 7 – Character Town Hall #2 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 8 – Resilience Town Hall #1 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

March 13 – Resilience Town Hall #21 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

March 16 – Final Town Hall – 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The community workbooks are organized by theme: community values, growth, character and resilience. Residents can choose to complete all or parts of each workbook as all feedback is important. 

The Electoral Area F OCP was first adopted in 1999. Since then, the area has experienced a 39 per cent population increase. The OCP Update was initiated in 2019 in response to this growth. 

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