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.
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 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.
Tracking population growth, demographics, climate change, and transit and transportation is critical to evaluating the effectiveness of RGS policies and maintaining sustainable growth. The FVRD uses monitoring reports to help track progress and performance related to the plan’s goals and strategies. Reporting is done on an ongoing basis as data becomes available.
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