Section 452 of the Local Government Act (LGA) sets requirements for regional districts with adopted regional growth strategies. Specifically, a regional district must:
a) establish a program to monitor its implementation and the progress made towards its objectives and actions, and
b) prepare an annual report on that implementation and progress.
2014/2015 SLRD Regional Growth Strategy Monitoring Report
- This is the third indicator monitoring report, prepared to meet the above stated LGA requirements, and to build on the 2012 baseline data to monitor progress made toward or away from the SLRD RGS goals.
- Data collection for the 2014/2015 monitoring report took place during 2016.
An overview of the indicators progress shows:
- 9 indicators are improving;
- 7 are either stable or mixed;
- 10 indicators are regressing (up from 6 in 2013 and 2012); and
- Data is not yet sufficient to identify any trends for 3 of the indicators as this is only the third monitoring report and due to the inclusion of new baseline data for two indicators.
- Negative - Landfilled Waste increased between 2014 and 2015 by 9% and per capita waste increased by 14%.
- Positive - The general trend for the majority of the incorporated SLRD settlement areas is increasing residential density and there were no new settlement areas in 2014-15 to report on.
- Negative - Highway safety decreased with 680 crashes (up from 580 in 2014) and 8 fatalities (up from 3 in 2014). This included incidents on Highway 99 and Highway 12. Negative – per capita vehicle ownership is increasing.
- Negative – all member municipalities except Lillooet experienced decreases in affordability from 2014-2015.
- Positive - Most median incomes for SLRD communities grew faster than recent inflation from 2006 -2014.
- Negative – per capita per day water use is increasing.
See the Regional Growth Strategy page for more information and past monitoring reports.