Planning for Our Future
The Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) is a vision for the future of the capital region, guiding decisions on regional issues such as transportation, population growth and settlement patterns. The RGS promotes the long term livability of the region by enhancing social, economic and environmental performance. The existing RGS is currently being updated as part of a 5-year review process.
RGS Mediation Process
RGS mediation is being undertaken in accordance with the dispute resolution provisions in the RGS legislation. As per the legislation, the CRD Board and the seven municipalities who rejected the RGS approved a mediation process in June 2017. Please see the staff report for additional information.
Participants in RGS mediation include:
- CRD Board
- Seven municipalities who rejected the RGS - Central Saanich, Colwood, Esquimalt, Highlands, North Saanich, Saanich and View Royal
- Three municipalities who accepted the RGS - Metchosin, Sooke and Victoria
The participation of municipalities who accepted the RGS is voluntary.
Throughout the summer, the mediators worked with all participants to identify the issues under dispute. The next step in the mediation process is to prepare for and hold in-person mediated sessions. This work is currently on-going.
The timing of the mediation process will be addressed by the mediator.