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Strategies & Plans

Strategies and plans are developed in consultation with the community, and provide a policy framework to achieve long-term goals.

Invasive Plant Strategy
Jun 16, 2014

Invasive plants are non-native plants that have been introduced to British Columbia where we lack the insect predators and plant pathogens that help keep them in check in their native habitats. They are the second greatest threat to global biodiversity, after habitat destruction.

These plants out-compete native vegetation and spread quickly if left untreated. They destroy food sources and take over important habitats for native plants and animals. Some are even hazardous to human health.

Council created the Invasive Plants Working Group to develop a five-year strategy to manage and control invasive plants in West Vancouver.

The strategy was approved by Council June 16, 2014.

Lighthouse Park Management Plan
Jun 1, 2004

In 1998, a group of residents formed the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society to: work to protect the natural integrity of the park given its unique natural history and vulnerability to urban pressures; promote public awareness of the natural features of Lighthouse Park; promote public support for its preservation; support the development of biological zones along the park boundaries; and, to work to prevent development encroaching on the park.

In 2004, after almost two years of planning and community involvement, Council approved the Lighthouse Park Management Plan. 

Official Community Plan
Jun 25, 2018

The Official Community Plan is the District's number one planning tool for the future. In June 2018, Council adopted the current Official Community Plan for West Vancouver. 

An Official Community Plan lays out a high-level decision-making framework for the future. It is a general statement of objectives and policies to guide planning and land-use changes. As such, it will serve as a tool to guide Council decisions and municipal administration

Development permit areas can be found in Schedule ii (Area Specific Policies & Guidelines) below.

Parks Master Plan
Jul 2, 2013

The Parks Master Plan sets the direction for the management, protection, enhancement of and community engagement within West Vancouver’s parks and open spaces. Community engagement and consultation were key to the preparation of the plan, which was developed by a citizen-led Working Group in 2011. Maps are also available as attachments to the plan:

Plan for Trails on Public Land
Apr 9, 2018

The purpose of this document is to consolidate existing District policies and practices related to trails, and to provide high-level policy direction for the planning, management, and use of trails in the District of West Vancouver. 

Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan
Jul 25, 2013

The Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan, Overview Report (March 7, 2008)

Council adopted the three Rodgers Creek implementation bylaws on Monday, September 22, 2008. The  bylaws allow for the development of the Rodgers Creek Area consistent with Option B (maximum 1,875,600 sq. ft. of residential building area consisting of 736 dwelling units) of the Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan, and secure a variety of associated amenities and development features through the Phased Development Agreement mechanism of the Local Government Act, Section 905.1.

Background to the preparation of the Rodgers Creek Area Development Plan includes:

Traffic Impact Study excluding appendices (March 2008)
Traffic Impact Study appendices (March 2008)
Fiscal Impact Report (March 2008)
Rodgers Creek Area Plan Working Group Report (March 11, 2008)
Environmental Setback Summary with maps (February 29, 2008)
Community Open House Presentation (December 4, 2007)
Sustainability Elements of the Plan (presented November 8, 2007)

Staff Report (September 16, 2008) recommending adoption of the proposed Rodgers Creek Bylaws
Staff Report (June 30, 2008) presenting the proposed Rodgers Creek Area Plan Implementation Bylaws
Staff Report (July 10, 2008) on the Additional Component of the Community Benefits Package
Staff Report (April 28, 2008) on the Rodgers Creek Area Plan including Community Benefits
Staff Report (April 25, 2008) on Rodgers Creek Truck Traffic Routing Plan
Staff Report (April 9, 2008) on the proposed Community Benefits and Public Amenities
Staff Report (March 10, 2008) outlining next steps in the review of the proposed plan

Shoreline Protection Plan
Jun 30, 2012

The 2012-15 West Vancouver Shoreline Protection Plan is complemented by an action plan outlining upcoming work in West Vancouver. With contributions from West Vancouver citizens and groups such as the West Vancouver Shoreline Preservation Society and the West Vancouver Streamkeepers, the District now has a framework and road map to pro-actively work on protecting the waterfront.

Sport Field Master Plan
Sep 11, 2011

The Field Sports Forum Working Group was made up of residents representing a cross section of field sport and community interests, to encourage and promote regular communication and collaboration between field sports groups and municipal staff and Council, and develop a Sport Field Master Plan for West Vancouver.

Strategic Transportation Plan
Mar 5, 2010

The Strategic Transportation Plan presents a vision for the future of transportation in West Vancouver and guides Council and staff towards 2025. The plan is informed by the Transportation & Mobility section of the Official Community Plan and the Environmental Plan. It was developed in close collaboration with residents through direct involvement of a multi-modal working group and public open houses.

Transportation Infrastructure Asset Management Plan
Dec 18, 2012

The District of West Vancouver owns and maintains $222 million worth (as per replacement value) of transportation related assets, which includes: roadways; lanes; bridges; roundabouts; traffic circles; sidewalks; curbs; signals; crosswalks; street lights; signs; ditches; retaining walls; concrete barriers; and a dock. These assets are collectively known in West Vancouver as “above ground” engineering assets. The report includes a 100 year forecast for the estimated cost of renewing these assets so that they can continue to provide the same level of service that they are currently providing.