Regional Growth Strategy

For more information, contact:

SLRD Planning & Development:
Phone: 604-894-6371


About the SLRD Regional Growth Strategy

The Squamish-Lillooet Regional District Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1062, 2008 (RGS) was adopted by the SLRD Board in June 2010. The purpose of a regional growth strategy under the Local Government Act is to "promote human settlement that is socially, economically, and environmentally healthy and that makes efficient use of public facilities and services, land and other resources." Most of BC’s high growth regions – comprising 83 percent of the population – are using regional growth strategies to manage population change and guide decision-making and collaboration.

The RGS is an initiative of the SLRD (Electoral Areas B, C, and D), District of Lillooet, Village of Pemberton, Resort Municipality of Whistler and the District of Squamish; it provides a broad policy framework describing the common direction that the regional district and member municipalities will follow in promoting development and services which are sustainable, recognizing a long term responsibility for the quality of life for future generations. 

Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw

SLRD Regional Growth Strategy Bylaw No. 1062 

The Regional Growth Strategy presents a 20-year vision for the livability of the region, and supports collaboration across jurisdictions out to 2038 and beyond. The Regional Growth Strategy sets out goals and strategic directions to guide the future growth of the region and provides a land use framework for planning and action on common social, economic and environmental objectives. Successful implementation of the RGS depends on cooperation between the SLRD and member municipalities, and the ability of local plans, policies and programs to contribute to the regional planning goals identified in the RGS. 

Settlement Area Mapping

Includes links to the RGS Settlement Mapping illustrating the regional land use designations for all areas covered by the RGS - Electoral Areas B, C, D and the District of Lillooet, Village of Pemberton, Resort Municipality of Whistler and District of Squamish: RGS Settlement Mapping 


Population, Employment and Dwelling Unit projections for the SLRD and member municiaplities out to 2036: RGS Projections - Population, Employment and Dwelling Units 

Reporting and Monitoring

Monitoring reports to track progress with respect to the regional goals established within the RGS and Integrated Sustainability Plan: Regional Growth Strategy Annual and Monitoring Reports


Information on the Regional Growth Strategy amendments, criteria and process: Regional Growth Strategy Amendments

Regional Context Statements

Lists the Regional Context Statements prepared by the four member municipalities to identify the relationship between municipal Official Community Plans (OCPs) and the RGS: Regional Context Statements

Steering Committee

Information on the purpose and composition of the Regional Growth Strategy Steering Committee: RGS Steering Committee


Includes other regional plans and policies: RGS Resources