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Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee Projects & Initiatives


Protection of Coastal Douglas-Fir and Associated Ecosystems 

The purpose of this project is explore options to better protect the Island’s unique and at-risk Coastal Douglas-fir ecosystem. It will implement the Islands Trust toolkit for the protection of the Coastal Douglas-fir Zone and Associated Ecosystems.


Water Sustainability

Watershed Management was made a Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee Top Priority in response to poor water quality advisories for St. Mary Lake which supplies drinking water to thousands of islanders. Read more >>

Affordable Rental Housing - Cottages

The Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee initiated this project to address the need for affordable rental housing.  Bylaw 512 rezones 411 properties to new zone variants that permit full-time rental cottages instead of seasonal cottages.  Read more >>

Temporary Use Permits for Residential Uses

This project will amend the Salt Spring Island Official Community Plan to authorize the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee to issue Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) for residential uses. It will also establish guidelines the Local Trust Committee can apply when considering issuance of TUPs for residential uses.  Read more >>

Regulation of the Production of Cannabis

The goal of this project is the regulation of the impacts from the commercial production of cannabis.  Read more >>

Industrial Land Uses Update

The LTC’s Industrial Land Uses Update project is now complete.

The goal of the project was to encourage socio-economic diversity and enhance economic sustainability and security on Salt Spring Island by meeting the Island’s needs for commercial industrial lands for the next 25 years.  Read more >>

Previous and Deferred Projects

 Information on some past and deferred Salt Spring Island LTC projects.  Read more >>         


Page last updated: 26/08/20
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