Electoral Area "D-1" OCP Review


Electoral Area "D-1" Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2683, 2016 was adopted by the Regional district Board of Directors On December 15, 2016.

Link to the Electoral Area "D-1" Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2683, 2016

Thank you to everyone who participated in the process, your input helped shape the future of your community!


Community Engagement


The updated Official Community Plan bylaw No. 2683, 2016 for Electoral Area "D-1" has received First and Second Reading at the September 15, 2016 Board meeting.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for the evening of November 16, 2016.  This will be held at the Kaleden Hall and a time for everyone to show support (or not) for the new plan!

Third Reading and Adoption is tentatively scheduled for December 17, 2016 at the regular Board Meeting.



The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has initiated the review and update of the Kaleden - Apex Official Community Plan (OCP) for Electoral Area ‘D-1’.  The Plan process will be conducted in accordance with the Local Government Act which specifies purpose, required content, and adoption procedures of OCPs. 

The current OCP was originally adopted in 1999 and since then there have been a number of changes to the plan, to Provincial legislation and to the development of a Regional Growth Strategy all of which need to be reflected with the OCP.  In 2008, the OCP bylaw was reformatted and updated but without any substantive changes to the original OCP.

One of the desired outcomes of this Plan process is an OCP document that is accepted by the community, adopted by the Board, and will have a positive social, economic, and environmental impact on how the area grows and changes over time. 

What is in an Official Community Plan?

An Official Community Plan (OCP is the vision a community has for its future.  It contains goals and policies that will shape future land use in a way that reflects the community’s vision.  These goals and policies form a framework used by the Regional District staff, other agencies and the community to guide their decisions about future land use. 

Under the Local Government Act, an OCP must include certain information, such as:

  1. Residential development;

  2. Commercial, industrial, and industrial land uses;
  3. Land subject to hazardous conditions or environmentally sensitive to development;  

  4. Major road, sewer and water systems;  
  5. Housing policies related to affordable housing, rental housing, and special needs housing;
  6. Public facilities, including schools, parks, and waste treatment and disposal sites; and  
  7. Greenhouse gas emission policies, targets, and actions.

Beyond this, an OCP may also consider other community priorities such as heritage protection, food security, water quality, economic development or transportation and mobility.

Electoral Area D-1 Citizen’s Committee

A call for residents to participate on Citizen’s Committee is currently underway.  The Terms of Reference for this committee and an application can be found at the links below.  

Terms of Reference

Application form for Citizen's Committee

Area D-1 Citizen’s Committee

Bruce Shepherd, Herb Allen, Gayle Bukowsky, Coral Brown, Barb Leslie, Brian Moen, Andrew Allin, Kelly OBeirn, Wendy Busch, Debi McGinn, Peter Little, and Verna Mumby

Minutes of Citizen Committee meetings


Community Engagement Strategy

Background Report

Draft Mapping (April 2015):

Schedule B - Land Use

Schedule B - Land Use Insets

Schedule D - Parks and Trails

Schedule E - Soil Hazards

Schedule F - Slope Hazards

Schedule F - Slope Hazards - Insets

DRAO Special Area

DRAO Special Area - Insets

Infrastructure Study

Background Info and Reports - Infrastructure Study - Final Report April 30, 2015


Current Land Use Bylaws

Electoral Area ‘D-1’ Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2456, 2008

Electoral Area ‘D-1' Zoning Bylaw No. 2457, 2008

Climate Action Plan

- RDOS Climate Action Plan

Regional Growth Strategy

- South Okanagan Regional Growth Strategy

Skaha Lake Management Plan

- Skaha Lake Shoreline Study