Strategies & Plans
Strategies and plans are developed in consultation with the community, and provide a policy framework to achieve long-term goals.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
- Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4567, 2008;
- Zoning Bylaw No. 2200, 1968, Amendment Bylaw No. 4568, 2008;
- Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 4569 (Rodgers Creek Area), 2008.
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
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.
- Shoreline Protection Plan 2012-2015
- SPP 2012 Work Plan
- Appendix A – Shoreline Walk and History
- Appendix B – Project Drawings
- Appendix C – 2006–2011 Comparisons
- Appendix D – Future Project Drawings
- Appendix E (Part 1) – GIS Project Profiles
- Appendix E (Part 2) – GIS Project Profiles
- Appendix E (Part 3) – GIS Project Profiles
- Appendix E (Part 4) – GIS Project Profiles
- Appendix E (Part 5) – GIS Project Profiles
- Appendix E (Part 6) – GIS Project Profiles
- Appendix E (Part 7) – GIS Project Profiles
- Appendix F – Shoreline Action Plan List
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.
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.
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.