Regional Growth Strategy Update
The FVRD finalized the current Regional Growth Strategy, Choices for our Future, in 2004. This strategy identified a regional vision and eight growth management goals designed to help address growth issues for the next 20 to 30 years.
Since the 2004 RGS was adopted, many new and more complex issues have emerged: First Nations, greenhouse gas emissions and climate change, energy, health, transit, and affordable housing– just to name a few. In 2010, it was decided to review the RGS to ensure that it remains relevant for today’s world.
Phase 1 comprised the Background Analysis and the formal establishment of the RGS Review Process. Much of the background data and analysis led to the creation of the Regional Snapshot Series – a series of reports intended to provide a picture of the forces which are shaping growth and change in the region today.
Phase 2 represented the Input stage of the RGS Review Process. We held six open houses in communities around the region, two open houses at University of the Fraser Valley, and conducted an public opinion survey in order to identify the issues that are a priority for you. In addition to input from the public, we’ve been in direct discussions with local First Nations, municipal staff and politicians, as well as a wide range of key organizations and agencies.