Advisory Planning Commissions

COVID-19 Service Level Advisory

For the duration of the current public health emergency and to support mandated social distancing, all Advisory Planning Commission meetings will be conducted electronically.

Advisory Planning Commissions

Each Electoral Area within the CVRD has an active Advisory Planning Commission made up of local residents who provide advice and recommendations to the CVRD Board on planning related matters such as:

  • Official Community Plan (OCP) Amendments
  • Rezoning Applications
  • Development Permit Applications
  • Other applications as requested by the Electoral Area Director

The APC brings a broad community perspective to initiatives that promote a sustainable community by linking land use, environment, climate change, economy, and social and cultural considerations, all of which represent the community vision as defined by the OCP. 

Commission meetings are open to the public and those interested are encouraged to attend.


CVRD Bylaw No. 3544 - Advisory Planning Commission Establishment Bylaw

A Bylaw to Establish Advisory Planning Commissions within the Cowichan Valley Regional District, 2011.

Meeting Schedule

Please see the CVRD main page under meeting calendar for more information on advisory planning commission meeting schedules.

Advisory Planning Commission Handbook

OCP By Electoral Area 

Zoning Bylaw by Electoral Area

Advisory Planning Commission Meeting Minutes

Archived Advisory Planning Commission Meeting Agendas and Minutes can be viewed here