North Cowichan is asking its citizens to complete a survey as the municipality works to update its Official Community Plan. (File photo)

North Cowichan holding survey on update to its Official Community Plan

Survey asks citizens to help “shape a vision” for community

The Municipality of North Cowichan is asking its citizens to envision the “big picture” with the launch of a community-wide survey.

The survey is part of the municipality’s Official Community Plan update project and it asks residents what they like about North Cowichan, what they would like to improve, and what aspects of the community are most important to them.

Results from the survey will help shape a vision and the development of principles and priorities for the OCP, a plan that guides municipal decision-making regarding how the community changes over the next 20 years.

“Hearing from our citizens and the community is vital to getting this plan right,” said Mayor Al Siebring.

“We want to ensure that the community’s voice and vision are reflected in the updated OCP, and this is a key moment. This survey is your chance to express your biggest hopes for the future of our municipality, and I strongly encourage you to participate.”

The survey will run from Aug. 14 to Sept. 15 and is available online at www.northcowichan.ca/OCP or connect on PlaceSpeak at www.placespeak.com/northcowichanOCP.

Hard copy of the surveys can be picked up at North Cowichan’s Municipal Hall, or people can call 250-746-3263 to complete the survey with a staff member.

For more information and to learn how to stay up-to-date on the OCP Update Project, visit www.northcowichan.ca/OCP or follow North Cowichan on Facebook www.facebook.com/NorthCowichan.

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