Advisory Planning Commission

Mandate/Terms of Reference: 


The mandate of the Commission is to advise Council on matters respecting land use, community planning, or proposed bylaws and certain permits under Part 26 of the Local Government Act.

As detailed in the Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw, 2015, the District of Oak Bay may refer planning and land use matters to the Commission for review, including the following:

  • Development policies and initiatives that promote a sustainable community by linking land use, transportation, environment, climate change, economy, heritage, social and cultural considerations;
  • Measures for progress toward achieving Official Community Plan goals and objectives;
  • Proposed amendments to the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw to ensure they remain effective and relevant documents;
  • Official Community Plan amendment applications, rezoning applications and land use contract amendments to ensure proposed developments comply with the policies and objectives of the Official Community Plan; and
  • Select development permits and development variance permits.
  • Councillor Andrew Appleton, Liaison
  • Councillor Eric Wood Zhelka, Alternate Liaison
  • Kristina Leach, Chair
  • Pam Copley
  • Patrick Frey
  • Virginia Holden
  • Michael Low
  • Kris Nichols
  • Caroline Smart
  • Tim Taddy
Meetings and Agendas: 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, December 3, 2019 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:00pm
Tuesday, October 1, 2019 - 5:00pm