Shape the Regional Growth Strategy

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Thank you for taking the time to have your say!

Update: Public Engagement on the draft Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is now closed. Be sure to check back in November to view the engagement results.

We encourage you to review all the stories and other feedback we received during the consultation. See the "Tell Us Your Story" and "Join the Discussion" areas below.

Do you have additional comments, feedback, or ideas related to the draft RGS? We would love to hear them. Just send us an email at stratplan@fvrd.ca.

Background

The Fraser Valley is growing fast and we need an updated strategy that works for everyone. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is updating our 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.

What's Next?

The results of this phase of engagement are now being reviewed by the Strategic Planning Team. Check back in November to stay informed about the project's progress and learn about the results of the engagement.

Thank you for taking the time to have your say!

Update: Public Engagement on the draft Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is now closed. Be sure to check back in November to view the engagement results.

We encourage you to review all the stories and other feedback we received during the consultation. See the "Tell Us Your Story" and "Join the Discussion" areas below.

Do you have additional comments, feedback, or ideas related to the draft RGS? We would love to hear them. Just send us an email at stratplan@fvrd.ca.

Background

The Fraser Valley is growing fast and we need an updated strategy that works for everyone. The Fraser Valley Regional District (FVRD) is updating our 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.

What's Next?

The results of this phase of engagement are now being reviewed by the Strategic Planning Team. Check back in November to stay informed about the project's progress and learn about the results of the engagement.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

Do you have a question about the project? Ask away. 

Submit your question and one of our project team members will respond. You may submit as many questions as you like. However, please stick to one topic or a single question per submission.  

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    Why does the draft RGS, in relation to climate change in section 8, only set a per capita target for ghg reduction, and not a target for ghg for the region as a whole? While a 50% per capita reduction by 2050, in compared to 2007, is certainly praiseworthy, will the anticipated population increase for the area result effectively result in no total regional reduction in ghg? And is that the intention of the FVRD? Regardless of the intention of the FVRD, I think this section of the RGS, for the sake of clarity, should also include total regional ghg projections that allow for expected population growth.

    Hugh asked 25 days ago

    Many of the goals and policies in the RGS are tied to climate change mitigation and GHG reduction, including but not limited to creating compact communities and encouraging the use of alternative modes of transportation.  Per capita GHG emissions helps provide context when calculating total GHG emissions and tracking change over time.   

    Since the targets were originally developed several years ago there have been significant policy changes at the provincial and federal levels that address both transportation and building sources of GHGs.  The province is aggressively moving to reduce carbon pollution with initiatives that include, among other things, the electrification of BC Transit’s fleets, the introduction of the Energy Step Code and a recently announced electrification plan which will promote switching from fossil fuels to clean electric energy.  Over time these policies and programs will improve local government’s ability to reduce GHG’s in the region but they have not been built into our modelling.  

    We are considering a policy to update the RGS GHG emissions targets and modelling, which may include developing a total emissions target for the region as a whole.  This work will be part of an RGS implementation program that will be undertaken after completion of the RGS update. 

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    As a farmer in Dewdney on Nicomen Island I would like to ask if there is a plan for upgrading the Nicomen Island Dyke system from the current sub standard level they are at ? We have been told many times that we live behind the weakest dykes in the FVRD and have been close to flood evacuation several times over the last 10 years and yet nothing ever seems to be done. There are a lot of people and animals on the island today and finding a place to go for livestock in particular is very difficult (I had nowhere to take my animals the last time). Also worth noting is that Hwy 7 goes directly through the island and it would make sense to protect that major transportation route. Thankyou!

    Will asked 2 months ago

    Thank you for your question.  The diking and drainage system on Nicomen Island is owned and operated by the Nicomen Island Improvement District (NIID).  The FVRD cannot speak on behalf of NIID and what their plans may be, however, it is apparent that funding from senior levels of government is required to raise and widen the dikes to meet the provincial standard.  The FVRD did receive $10.5M from the Province to administer on behalf of NIID a series of upgrades to their infrastructure. These works are currently being planned or are under design and will be built in the coming years.

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