Official Community Plan

Official Community Plan

Cover Picture of Official Community Plan An OCP is intended to be a “living” document that responds to changing circumstances within the City.
Policies and land use designations may be revised through adoption of an amending bylaw, by City Council, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government Act. Community plans typically involve a 20 year planning horizon and are reviewed every five years to assess whether the goals and objectives and subsequent policy direction remains valid for the community. 
To learn more about how the Official Community Plan affects development visit the  Development and Community Planning page.
OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW 4602 (sectioned for convenience):   


Schedule A - Land Use Map

Schedule B - Development Permit Areas Map

Note that Schedule A and B maps are office consolidations only and are provided for your convenience. Every effort has been made to ensure accuracy up to October 12, 2021 however they are not legal maps. For accurate information refer to specific bylaws and amendments available at City Hall.

See the Table of Amending Bylaws for updates to the OCP. 
For information about how the OCP can be amended please read:  OCP Amendment Process 
For more information, please contact
Brian McLoughlin, MCP
Development Planner

4850 Argyle Street
Port Alberni BC V9Y 1V8