Shape the Regional Growth Strategy

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Consultation has concluded


RGS Update is Complete!

Thank you to those who participated in the public engagement process!

Fraser Valley Future 2050 was adopted by the FVRD Board on April 25, 2024. The plan maintains a shared vision for the future, informed by considerable engagement with residents, member municipalities, First Nations, the Province, and neighbouring regional districts.

The updated Regional Growth Strategy includes a greater emphasis on climate action, collaboration among all levels of government, and is a better reflection of the needs, contributions, and significance of the many First Nations whose territories the FVRD is located within.

Some of the more significant updates made to the RGS, aim to:

  • Improve collaboration across all levels of government;
  • Respect the rights, culture, and self-governance of First Nations communities;
  • Include the interests of Indigenous Peoples and local First Nation Communities;
  • Improve regional transit and transportation infrastructure;
  • Expand public transit and active transportation networks;
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced in the region;
  • Expanded policies on housing choice and affordability and homelessness; and
  • Improve preparation and response to frequent climate emergencies.

RGS implementation is already underway and will continue to be implemented through ongoing collaboration with member municipalities, adjacent regional districts, the Province, Indigenous communities, other agencies, and the public.


About the Project

The Fraser Valley is growing fast and we need an updated strategy that works for everyone. The FVRD is updating its Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) to reflect new legislation, growing relationships with Indigenous communities, and new challenges facing the region.

Fraser Valley Future 2050 is a high-level policy plan to help guide long-term growth in the region. It covers a wide range of topics, all of which are interconnected, and considers transit, housing, parks, and natural areas, economic development, and environmental issues from a regional perspective.

Regional districts use monitoring programs as part of RGS implementation. The 2023 RGS Monitoring Report and RGS Monitoring website provide important information and context through the evaluation of over thirty indicators based on RGS goals and policies.


What We Heard

Engagement for this project on Have Your Say has now concluded.

From August 3 to October 8, 2021, the FVRD heard from almost 400 residents, employees, business owners, and visitors as part of the public engagement for Phase 2 of the Regional Growth Strategy update, Fraser Valley Future 2050. Check out the public engagement results in this report.


Want to Learn More?


RGS Update is Complete!

Thank you to those who participated in the public engagement process!

Fraser Valley Future 2050 was adopted by the FVRD Board on April 25, 2024. The plan maintains a shared vision for the future, informed by considerable engagement with residents, member municipalities, First Nations, the Province, and neighbouring regional districts.

The updated Regional Growth Strategy includes a greater emphasis on climate action, collaboration among all levels of government, and is a better reflection of the needs, contributions, and significance of the many First Nations whose territories the FVRD is located within.

Some of the more significant updates made to the RGS, aim to:

  • Improve collaboration across all levels of government;
  • Respect the rights, culture, and self-governance of First Nations communities;
  • Include the interests of Indigenous Peoples and local First Nation Communities;
  • Improve regional transit and transportation infrastructure;
  • Expand public transit and active transportation networks;
  • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions produced in the region;
  • Expanded policies on housing choice and affordability and homelessness; and
  • Improve preparation and response to frequent climate emergencies.

RGS implementation is already underway and will continue to be implemented through ongoing collaboration with member municipalities, adjacent regional districts, the Province, Indigenous communities, other agencies, and the public.


About the Project

The Fraser Valley is growing fast and we need an updated strategy that works for everyone. The FVRD is updating its Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) to reflect new legislation, growing relationships with Indigenous communities, and new challenges facing the region.

Fraser Valley Future 2050 is a high-level policy plan to help guide long-term growth in the region. It covers a wide range of topics, all of which are interconnected, and considers transit, housing, parks, and natural areas, economic development, and environmental issues from a regional perspective.

Regional districts use monitoring programs as part of RGS implementation. The 2023 RGS Monitoring Report and RGS Monitoring website provide important information and context through the evaluation of over thirty indicators based on RGS goals and policies.


What We Heard

Engagement for this project on Have Your Say has now concluded.

From August 3 to October 8, 2021, the FVRD heard from almost 400 residents, employees, business owners, and visitors as part of the public engagement for Phase 2 of the Regional Growth Strategy update, Fraser Valley Future 2050. Check out the public engagement results in this report.


Want to Learn More?

Tell us your story

Whether you grew up in the Fraser Valley or you moved here as an adult, you have a story to tell and we want to hear it! Why do you or your family live in the Fraser Valley? What makes this region a great place to live, work, and play?



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