On Friday, April 12, 2024, the RDEK Board of Directors initiated a review and update of the Elk Valley Official Community Plan.

Official community plans are long-range planning policy documents that set community direction to guide future development. The Elk Valley Official Community Plan will guide growth and change over the next 15 to 20 years to approximately 2045. The process will focus on developing policies that are reflective of current community perspectives. A timeframe of 18-24 months is planned for the OCP planning process, inclusive of all community engagement, policy development and refinement, and the approval process.

There will be multiple opportunities for residents, stakeholders, and First Nations to provide input into the process through surveys, in person engagement events, issue specific discussions, and during the draft Official Community Plan review. This project page will be the best one-stop hub for all information related to the Elk Valley OCP planning process.

A public survey is now open to gather input from residents and can be accessed via the survey link below. The deadline to provide comments for this initial survey is 4:30pm August 31, 2024.