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.

Gambier Island Local Trust Area Official Community Plan

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)

Gambier Island Official Community Plan

Gambier Island OCP Bylaw No. 73

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Gambier Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps

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

Gambier Island Schedule B Map, OCP Bylaw No. 73

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Gambier Island Schedule C Map, OCP Bylaw No. 73

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Gambier Island Schedule D Map, OCP Bylaw No. 73

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Gambier Island Schedule E Map, OCP Bylaw No. 73

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Gambier Island OCP Bylaw No. 73 Schedule F

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Gambier Island Schedule I Map, OCP Bylaw No. 73

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Gambier Island Official Community Plan Adopted Bylaw Amendments

The Official Community Plan is sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

There are none at this time.

Keats Island Official Community Plan

Keats Island OCP Bylaw No. 77

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Keats Island Official Community Plan Schedules or Maps

Keats Island Schedule B Map, OCP Bylaw 77

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Keats Island Official Community Plan Adopted Bylaw Amendments

The Official Community Plan is sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

There are no adopted amendments at this time.

Associated Islands Official Community Plan

Gambier Assc. Islands OCP Bylaw No. 109

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Associated Islands Official Community Plan Adopted Bylaw Amendments

The Official Community Plan is sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

There are no adopted amendments at this time.

Gambier Island Local Trust Area Regulatory Bylaws

Regulatory bylaws are created by local trust committees to facilitate 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

Gambier Island Regulatory Bylaws

Gambier Land Use Bylaw No. 86

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Gambier Island Land Use Bylaw Schedules and Maps

Gambier Island Sch B – Zoning Map, Bylaw 86

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Land Use Bylaw Amendments

Land use bylaws are sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

There are no adopted land use bylaw amendments at this time.

Keats Island Land Use Bylaw

Keats Island Land Use Bylaw No. 78

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Keats Island Land Use Bylaw Schedules and Maps

Keats Island Sch B – Zoning Map, Bylaw No. 78

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Land Use Bylaw Adopted Amendments

Land use bylaws are sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

There are no adopted land use bylaw amendments at this time.

Keats Island Land Use Contract Authorization Bylaw

This is a bylaw authorizing a land use contract relating to the convention of Baptist Churches of British Columbia, for District Lot 696, Keats Island, New Westminster Land District

Keats Island Land Use Contract Bylaw No. 4

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Keats Island Land Use Contract Authorization Bylaw Adopted Amendment

Gambier Island LTC Land Use Contract Amendment Bylaw No. 99

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Associated Islands Land Use Bylaw

Gambier Assc Islands Land Use Bylaw 120

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Land Use Bylaw Schedules or Maps

Gambier Assc Islands Sch B – Zoning Map A, Bylaw 120

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Gambier Assc Islands Sch B – Zoning Map B, Bylaw 120

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Gambier Assc Islands Sch B – Zoning Map C, Bylaw 120

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Gambier Assc Islands SchB – Zoning Map D, Bylaw 120

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Gambier Assc Islands Sch B – Zoning Map E, Bylaw 120

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Gambier Assc Islands Sch B – Zoning Map F, Bylaw 120

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Land Use Bylaw Amendments

Land use bylaws are sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

There are no adopted land use bylaw amendments at this time.

Bowyer and Passage Islands Land Use Bylaw

This is a bylaw to adopt a Land Use Bylaw for Bowyer and Passage Islands Portion of Gambier Island Local Trust Area.

Bowyer & Passage Islands Land Use Bylaw 114

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Land Use Bylaw Amendments

Land use bylaws are sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

There are no adopted land use bylaw amendments at this time.

Associated Islands Sunshine Coast Regional District (SCDD) Subdivision Regulation Bylaw

Gambier Assc Islands Subdivision Bylaw No. 103

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Subdivision regulations for associated islands in the Sunshine Coast Regional District, for example, North and South Thormanby, Anvil, Trail and Merry, Islands. Please note, this bylaw is provided for convenience only. Other bylaws may affect this bylaw.

Subdivision Regulation Bylaw Adopted Amendments

Land use bylaws are sometimes updated and revised to reflect new developments or priorities.

Gambier Island LTC Bylaw No. 106 Adopted

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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.

Gambier Island Administrative Bylaws

Gambier 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.

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Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 150

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

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Board of Variance Bylaw No. 88

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

Bylaw Enforcement Notification Bylaw No. 116

This bylaw was established to respect the enforcement of bylaw notices within the Gambier Island Local Trust Area.

Bylaw Infractions Investigations Bylaw No. 39

This bylaw authorizes inspection of alleged infractions against regulations.

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Development Procedure Bylaw No. 50

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 14 of the Local Government Act.

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Fees Bylaw No. 105

This bylaw prescribes 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. 57

This bylaw designates the head of the Gambier 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.

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Meeting Procedures Bylaw No. 87

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

Standing Resolutions

See standing resolutions for Gamier Island in the document library.

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