Oct 04, 2021

Official Community Plan public engagement event hears ‘big ideas’ for Ladysmith

A special thank you to the community members who attended Saturday’s Big Ideas Fair in downtown Ladysmith.

The feedback you shared about the opportunities and challenges we face now and in the future will directly influence the updated Official Community Plan (OCP).

During this public engagement phase for the OCP review, the Town is continuing to provide opportunities for the entire community to participate in the visioning process.

The Big Ideas Fair was the first in-person engagement as part of the OCP review; we heard from hundreds of people who, whether they just moved here or have called Ladysmith home for decades, all shared an enthusiasm for making Ladysmith an inclusive place to live, work and play.

Still not sure why an OCP matters or how it can influence the way you experience our town?

The policy document determines the type and location of homes, businesses and offices, industry, institutions, recreation, agriculture, parks, and public utilities and facilities. OCPs play a major role in determining how communities can meet their goals related to reconciliation, climate action, equity, and more.

The tagline for our OCP review is Ladysmith Unparalleled 2049: Your Vision. Your Community.   The year references our collective need to act on climate change and is a playful nod towards both the 49th Parallel and a year earlier than Canada’s target for achieving net-zero emission by the year 2050.

Looking for more ways to get involved in the OCP review? Visit our website to complete the Oot and Aboot visual mapping survey.  Show us the areas your cherish the most by getting outside and exploring the community.

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2021.10.04 Big Ideas