Bylaws

Overview

Land use planning is the management of land and resources. It helps communities set goals about how to manage change while keeping important social, economic, and environmental concerns in mind.

It balances the interests of individual property owners with the Islands Trust preserve and protect mandate, and the wider interests and objectives of the whole community. Official community plans, land use bylaws and zoning bylaws are land use planning tools.

­­­­­

Galiano Island Local Trust Area Official Community Plans

An official community plan provides a vision, goals, objectives, and policies for how the community will manage change. The official community plan (OCP) guides planning and decision making about land use and related community priorities. Developed in consultation with community members and organizations, First Nations, and provincial agencies, OCPs also reflect the Islands Trust preserve and protect mandate.

Each OCP is unique to the community or island it serves, but it must include:

  • Residential development plans
  • Defined land uses:
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • Agricultural
  • Recreational
  • Public utility
  • Sand and gravel deposits suitable for extraction
  • Land use restrictions due to environmental sensitivity or hazards
  • Road, sewer and water systems plans
  • Proposed public facilities (public facilities, parks, schools, waste treatment, disposal sites)

Galiano Island Official Community Plan

Galiano Island OCP Bylaw No. 108

VIEW (PDF 1079 KB)

Galiano Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps

Maps of defined land use areas are in the OCP schedules along with development permit areas.

Galiano Sch C – Water Management Areas, Bylaw 127

VIEW (PDF 159 KB)

Galiano Island Sch D Map, OCP Bylaw No. 108

VIEW (PDF 572 KB)

Galiano Island Sch E Map, OCP Bylaw No. 108

VIEW (PDF 553 KB)

Galiano Island Sch F Map, OCP Bylaw No. 108

VIEW (PDF 640 KB)

Galiano Island Sch G Map, OCP Bylaw No. 108

VIEW (PDF 603 KB)

Galiano Island Sch H Map, OCP Bylaw No. 108

VIEW (PDF 771 KB)

Galiano Island Sch I Map, OCP Bylaw No. 108

VIEW (PDF 406 KB)

Unofficial compilation of development permit areas for convenience only:

Galiano Island DPA Compilation Map, Bylaw 108

VIEW (PDF 5693 KB)

Galiano Island Local Trust Area Regulatory Bylaws

Regulatory bylaws are created by local trust committees to facilitate the implementation of official community plan policies and establish what is allowed on specific lots. Regulatory bylaws can include:

  • Zoning (use, density, siting, size of buildings and structures)
  • Runoff control
  • Flood plain protection
  • Off-street parking
  • Signs
  • Screening
  • Landscaping to mask or separate different uses of the property
  • Subdivision servicing requirements
  • Surface of water
  • Size and siting of buildings and structures

Galiano Island Regulatory Bylaws

Galiano Land Use Bylaw

Galiano Island Local Trust Committee Land Use Bylaw 127, 1999

VIEW (PDF 2662 KB)

Land Use Bylaws Schedules and Maps

Galiano Sch B – Zoning Map, North Sheet, Bylaw 127

VIEW (PDF 425 KB)

Galiano Sch B – Zoning Map, South Sheet, Bylaw 127

VIEW (PDF 4066 KB)

Galiano Sch C – Water Management Areas, Bylaw 127

VIEW (PDF 159 KB)

Housing Agreement Bylaws

A housing agreement is a legal contract between a property owner and the Galiano Island Local Trust Committee to ensure affordable housing.

In the agreement, the property owner, which is usually an organization or society, agrees to specific terms such as rental or leasehold rates, allowable amounts for rate increases, or the sale amount for a unit.

Housing agreements may also stipulate tenant or owner eligibility based on income or other criteria. These terms can vary between different agreements.

Galiano Island Housing Agreement Bylaw No. 261

VIEW (PDF 710 KB)

Galiano Island Administrative Bylaws

Galiano Island Local Trust Area administrative bylaws may include bylaws that establish procedures for meetings, applications and fees.

We make every effort to ensure the bylaws on our website are current, but some may not contain the latest amendment(s). If you are taking any action related to our bylaws, please contact one of our planning offices to ensure you have the most recent version.

A

Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 177

This bylaw establishes Advisory Planning Commissions for the Galiano Island Local Trust Area pursuant to the Local Government Act and the Islands Trust Act.

B

Board of Variance Bylaw No. 163

This bylaw establishes and sets out procedures for a Board of Variance for the Galiano Island Local Trust Committee pursuant to Section 899 of the Local Government Act.

Bylaw Infractions Investigations Bylaw No. 74

This bylaw authorizes inspection of alleged infractions against regulations.

Bylaw Enforcement Notification Bylaw No. 228

This bylaw is with respect to the enforcement of bylaw notices within the Galiano Island Local Trust Area.

D

Development Approval Information Bylaw No. 148

This bylaw establishes procedures and policies for requiring development approval information.

Development Procedure Bylaw No. 100

This bylaw defines procedures under which an owner of land may apply for an amendment to a plan or bylaw or the issue of a permit under Part 29 of the Local Government Act.

F

Fees Bylaw No. 196 

This bylaw is to prescribe fees for amending bylaws, issuing permits, examining applications for subdivision, and examining other referrals and applications.

Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Bylaw No. 104

This bylaw designates the head of the Galiano Island Trust Committee for the purposes of, and to set fees under, the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, S.B.C. 1992, c. 61, as amended.

H

Galiano Island Housing Agreement Bylaw No. 261

Galiano Green Home Ownership Project – a bylaw to enter into a housing agreement.

M

Meeting Procedures Bylaw No. 162

This bylaw establishes procedures for meetings of the Galiano Island Local Trust Committee.

­­­­­

Get Up-To-Date Bylaws

We make every effort to keep bylaws posted to the website, but if you are taking any action related to our bylaws, please contact one of our planning offices to ensure you have the most recent version.

Standing Resolutions

See standing resolutions for Galiano Island in the document library.

Other pages you may be interested In: