It’s time to adopt our Official Community Plan! In 2013, Toquaht citizens answered surveys and provided feedback to the Nation, which contributed greatly to the Official Community Plan (OCP). The OCP speaks to housing, development, sensitive areas, and other land uses on Toquaht lands. It provides a vision for future growth and development.
One driving goal is to bring Toquaht citizens home to a thriving community. The OCP lays out a high level vision for how this will happen, looking specifically at the next 5-10 years.
We have been using the 2013 draft OCP to make some decisions over the past few years, but it had not been formally adopted. We are now going through the formal engagement and adoption process to formalize the OCP in Toquaht law. Some information was updated, but overall the current OCP is very similar to the 2013 draft.
The OCP is a handy tool to communicate our future plans with our neighbours. Toquaht’s many partners – such as the Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District, School District 70, the District of Ucluelet, and others – have been asked to review our OCP. In turn, those partners also have future growth plans that the Toquaht Nation reviews.
We are holding a public hearing on Monday, March 7th at 9:00am, and we welcome your attendance and input! Everyone will have the opportunity to comment on the law before it is adopted. Please check out the draft Official Community Plan here, and provide any feedback to the Director of Lands, Public Works and Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by attending the public hearing. Please read the OCP ahead of time and come prepared with your feedback. Contact the Toquaht Nation office for more information at 250-726-4230.