South Highlands Local Area Plan: Let's Talk!

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Welcome to the Engagement Hub for the South Highlands Local Area Plan (SHLAP)!

We want to know your vision for the future of the South Highlands.

  • See below for Project Updates
  • Have your say with the Visioning Survey and by sharing Your Big Ideas (Sep 23 to Nov 18)
  • Ask a Question about the project
  • Scroll down to see to view project information (right side), including Key Dates, Project Lifecycle, and Project Documents.
  • The next engagement event is the Stakeholder Workshop (Nov 30). Please, contact the District to express your interest!

Please, Sign Up to get involved and Subscribe to receive email updates about engagement opportunities and project progress.



Welcome to the Engagement Hub for the South Highlands Local Area Plan (SHLAP)!

We want to know your vision for the future of the South Highlands.

  • See below for Project Updates
  • Have your say with the Visioning Survey and by sharing Your Big Ideas (Sep 23 to Nov 18)
  • Ask a Question about the project
  • Scroll down to see to view project information (right side), including Key Dates, Project Lifecycle, and Project Documents.
  • The next engagement event is the Stakeholder Workshop (Nov 30). Please, contact the District to express your interest!

Please, Sign Up to get involved and Subscribe to receive email updates about engagement opportunities and project progress.


  • Project Update

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    20 Nov 2020

    The Visioning Survey is now closed – a big 'thank you' to all of those who participated.

    These are the next steps in the project process:

    • November 30 – Stakeholder Workshop to further explore solutions and scenarios for the area;
    • December/January – Project Team will identify early themes and directions based on analyses and engagement input to date;
    • January/February – Plan Directions Survey will harvest community input on early directions for the LAP;
    • Late Winter – What We Heard report summarizing all of the community engagement to date;
    • Early Spring – Development of Draft LAP and further feedback opportunities.

    Thank you and stay safe over the holidays.

    The Visioning Survey is now closed – a big 'thank you' to all of those who participated.

    These are the next steps in the project process:

    • November 30 – Stakeholder Workshop to further explore solutions and scenarios for the area;
    • December/January – Project Team will identify early themes and directions based on analyses and engagement input to date;
    • January/February – Plan Directions Survey will harvest community input on early directions for the LAP;
    • Late Winter – What We Heard report summarizing all of the community engagement to date;
    • Early Spring – Development of Draft LAP and further feedback opportunities.

    Thank you and stay safe over the holidays.

  • Visioning Survey – We Want to Hear from You!

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    22 Oct 2020

    In the initial survey window, we heard from some Highlands residents about their vision for the future of the South Highlands.

    But, we still want to hear from you!

    Common themes and directions, so far, include:

    • Protecting groundwater and surface water
    • Requiring innovative green development
    • Conserving forested areas and maintaining wildlife corridors
    • Finding ways to mitigate heavy truck traffic on Millstream Road
    • Creating/enhancing off-road routes for walking and cycling
    • Supporting the creation of local businesses and gathering places (e.g., market, cafe)

    We have extended the survey window until November 18, 2020.

    Have your say!

    In the initial survey window, we heard from some Highlands residents about their vision for the future of the South Highlands.

    But, we still want to hear from you!

    Common themes and directions, so far, include:

    • Protecting groundwater and surface water
    • Requiring innovative green development
    • Conserving forested areas and maintaining wildlife corridors
    • Finding ways to mitigate heavy truck traffic on Millstream Road
    • Creating/enhancing off-road routes for walking and cycling
    • Supporting the creation of local businesses and gathering places (e.g., market, cafe)

    We have extended the survey window until November 18, 2020.

    Have your say!

  • Project Launch Event – September 23, 2020

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    Phase 2 of the South Highlands Local Area Plan (SHLAP) is underway! In this phase, the plan will actually be created – through iterative rounds of research, public engagement, and writing... until we collectively get it right.

    Join us for the Project Launch on September 23, 2020 (*registration required)

    What: SHLAP Project Launch Open House
    Where: Highlands Community Hall
    When: 4:00pm-4:40pm | 5:00-5:40pm | 6:00-6:40pm
    How: Event registration required, due to COVID19 protocols
    Please, contact the District to register for your preferred timeslot – info@highlands.ca or (250) 474-1773

    Phase 2 of the South Highlands Local Area Plan (SHLAP) is underway! In this phase, the plan will actually be created – through iterative rounds of research, public engagement, and writing... until we collectively get it right.

    Join us for the Project Launch on September 23, 2020 (*registration required)

    What: SHLAP Project Launch Open House
    Where: Highlands Community Hall
    When: 4:00pm-4:40pm | 5:00-5:40pm | 6:00-6:40pm
    How: Event registration required, due to COVID19 protocols
    Please, contact the District to register for your preferred timeslot – info@highlands.ca or (250) 474-1773