Public input sought for Cordova Bay Local Area Plan update

April 23, 2018

Information bulletin
For immediate release


Saanich, BC – The District of Saanich is updating the Cordova Bay Local Area Plan and residents are invited to participate by attending an open house and completing an online survey. The updated local area plan will guide planning and land use decisions in the community over the next 20 to 30 years. 

Local area plans are neighbourhood plans that are developed with extensive consultation with community members. As directed by Council in September 2017, Saanich has initiated the update of all 12 local area plans. Each plan update will include various public input opportunities and take approximately 18 months to complete. The first two local area plans to be updated are the Cordova Bay and Cadboro Bay Local Area Plans. The updated local area plans will help provide direction for growth and change in neighbourhoods and implement the directions of the Official Community Plan. 

Open houses 

The public is invited to attend informal, drop-in community visioning open houses for the Cordova Bay Local Area Plan update. Both open houses will be identical. Attendees will learn about the existing plan and can provide input on a vision for Cordova Bay, along with issues, opportunities and priorities to address in the updated plan. 

Date: Saturday, April 28, 2018
  • Time: 2 to 5 p.m.
  • Location: Cordova Bay Elementary Gymnasium, 5238 Cordova Bay Road  
Date: Wednesday, May 2, 2018
  • Time: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Cordova Bay United Church Fellowship Hall, 813 Claremont Avenue    
Online survey 

Complementing the open houses, a virtual open house and online survey will be available for residents so they can provide input on the future of Cordova Bay. The survey is open from April 28 to May 27, 2018 and is available at 

Learn more 

Future opportunities for public input will include a three day Cordova Bay Village Design Charrette from May 24 to 26, where community members can contribute to planning the future of this community hub.  More information on the event schedule and public participation opportunities will be available in the coming weeks. 

More details are available at The current local area plans for each of Saanich’s 12 Local Areas are available on

Information about public input opportunities for the Cadboro Bay Local Area Plan update will be released soon. 



Media contact:

Cameron Scott, Manager of Community Planning