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Permit Improvements for New Buildings


The Regional District of Nanaimo (RDN) is working to improve the steps for approving new coastal development. The proposed development permit area (DPA) outlines requirements to reduce the impact of coastal flooding as early as possible. The RDN Board gave two readings to official community plan amendment bylaws for Areas A, E, G and H and Zoning Bylaw No. 500 in 2023, and is seeking public input.

How Can You Get Involved?

Residents are invited to review and provide feedback on the proposed bylaws to create a new DPA by attending an upcoming open house below. The core information provided will be the same at each one.

Thursday, February 1, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Electoral Area H

Lighthouse Community Centre

240 Lions Way, Qualicum Bay

Tuesday, February 6, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Electoral Area E

Nanoose Place

2925 NW Bay Rd, Nanoose Bay

Monday, February 12, from 6 to 8 p.m.

Electoral Area A

Cedar Community Hall

2388 Cedar Rd, Nanaimo


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