Notice of Public Hearing: Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3226, 2022

Date: August 16, 2022

City of Duncan Council will hold a Public Hearing on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at 4:00 p.m. in the Council Chambers at City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC, to allow the public to provide input to the Council on “Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3226, 2022”, which proposes to repeal the current “Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 2030, 2007” and replace it with a new Official Community Plan (OCP).

What is the purpose of Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3226, 2022?

The proposed bylaw is to adopt a new OCP covering all land and properties within the municipal boundaries of the City of Duncan. The OCP is a statement of objectives and policies to guide decisions on planning and land use management. The public hearing will conclude a public engagement process which started in May 2021. The OCP:

  • Includes policies concerning indigenous relations and reconciliation, growth management and sustainable development, housing, the economy, transportation, biodiversity, climate change, arts and culture, heritage, parks and recreation, community services and safety, and infrastructure and servicing;
  • designates future residential, multi-unit residential, neighbourhood commercial, core commercial, gateway commercial, community, and parks and open space lands and areas of the City in which temporary use permits may be considered; and
  • establishes a development approval information area and designates three development permit areas to address design standards, the natural environment, and natural hazards.

How do I get more information?

The proposed bylaw will be available for public review from Friday, August 19, 2022, to Tuesday, September 6, 2022, at City Hall, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday to Friday (excluding holidays), and is also available for review on this webpage below.  For more information specific to the OCP, please contact Development Services, at 250-746-6126 or

How do I express my views on this Bylaw?

Attend the Public Hearing at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, September 6, 2022 at City Hall, 200 Craig Street, Duncan, BC for the opportunity to speak or provide written comments mailed or delivered to City Hall and addressed to Director of Corporate Services, City of Duncan, 200 Craig Street, Duncan BC  V9L 1W3 or emailed to before 12:00 p.m., Thursday, September 1, 2022. All correspondence received after 12:00 p.m. on Thursday, September 1, 2022, and before 3:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 6, 2022, will be submitted for public record during the meeting.

To watch the public hearing online, live-streamed, please go to: or search on for “City of Duncan”.

Proposed Bylaw
Proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3226, 2022

Public Input
Public Input Received to June 3, 2022

Reports to Council
August 15, 2022 – Report to Council – Consideration of 1st and 2nd Readings
April 19, 2022 – Report to Council – External Referrals

Presentations to Council
August 15, 2022 – Presentation to Council – Consideration of 1st and 2nd Readings
April 19, 2022 – Presentation to Council – OCP Process Update

Duncan OCP Engagement Summary
Duncan OCP Background and Technical Summary Report

Other Information
External Referral Responses