Development Ready

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Change can be beautiful. We would like to serve our community better and in order to do that we need to critically examine what we are doing well and where we can make improvements. This project is intended to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Ensure development approval procedures and processes align with the Local Government Act
  2. Engage staff in planning, building and civic works in determining best practices
  3. Involve developers and residents in identification of strengths and weaknesses
  4. Incorporate innovative practices that build on available technology
  5. Create new ways of communicating requirements that are clear, simple to understand, and accessible

This process will involve the following tools as part of our assessment:

  • On-line Survey
  • Staff Workshop
  • Council Workshop

You have been invited to participate in this review. We appreciate your feedback and want to provide assurance that the information you provide will be kept confidential and used only for the purposes of this project.

Changes that are anticipated to be initiated in 2021 include:

1. NEW Planning Procedures and Fees Bylaw

2. NEW Business Licencing Bylaw

3. NEW Building Bylaw

Each of these changes will include a new on-line fillable application form, easy to use guidelines and a check list to help applicants throughout the approval process.

We look forward to serving you better!


Change can be beautiful. We would like to serve our community better and in order to do that we need to critically examine what we are doing well and where we can make improvements. This project is intended to achieve the following objectives:

  1. Ensure development approval procedures and processes align with the Local Government Act
  2. Engage staff in planning, building and civic works in determining best practices
  3. Involve developers and residents in identification of strengths and weaknesses
  4. Incorporate innovative practices that build on available technology
  5. Create new ways of communicating requirements that are clear, simple to understand, and accessible

This process will involve the following tools as part of our assessment:

  • On-line Survey
  • Staff Workshop
  • Council Workshop

You have been invited to participate in this review. We appreciate your feedback and want to provide assurance that the information you provide will be kept confidential and used only for the purposes of this project.

Changes that are anticipated to be initiated in 2021 include:

1. NEW Planning Procedures and Fees Bylaw

2. NEW Business Licencing Bylaw

3. NEW Building Bylaw

Each of these changes will include a new on-line fillable application form, easy to use guidelines and a check list to help applicants throughout the approval process.

We look forward to serving you better!


  • This survey is intended to provide feedback on what we are doing well and where we could improve service delivery in the City of Castlegar. We appreciate your participation.

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