Regional Growth Strategy

What is the RGS?

A Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is a strategic plan (enabled by the Local Government Act) that provides an overarching planning framework for coordinating the activities of local governments and the provincial government to help guide long-term regional growth. To learn more about the purpose, requirements, and applications of a Regional Growth Strategy, visit the province's website.

Our Plans

Since its adoption in 2004, the Regional Growth Strategy: Choices for our Future has been fundamental in promoting a network of vibrant and sustainable communities within the region. 

The high-level policy plan covers a wide range of topics, all of which are interconnected, including transit, housing, parks, and natural areas, economic development, and environmental issues from a regional perspective. 

The FVRD is currently in the process of updating its Regional Growth Strategy to reflect new legislation, growing relationships with Indigenous communities, and new challenges facing the region.

The FVRD Board has given second reading to Fraser Valley Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1706, 2023

A third reading and the adoption of "Fraser Valley Future 2050" is expected inthe spring of 2024, following a 60-day referral period for affected local governments (member municipalities and neighbouring regional districts).

Our Vision

The Fraser Valley Regional District will be a network of vibrant, distinct, and sustainable communities that accept responsibly managed growth while being committed to protecting the land resources and the natural environment to ensure that a high quality of life is accessible to all.

Our Progress

Monitoring and evaluating the progress and issues related to RGS goals and policies is an important aspect of RGS implementation. The FVRD's RGS monitoring program uses key indicators to help monitor and evaluate progress of important regional issues.


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