Environment Section

Environmental Policy Planning

Environmental Planning staff are responsible for managing Official Community Plan environmental policy, environmental development permit guidelines, environmental bylaw amendments, as well as strategic environmental management plans for the City.

Environmental & Community Engagement

Staff are involved with community engagement initiatives related to natural environment. They are responsible for liaison work with other environmental senior agencies including federal, provincial and regional governments. They also provide guidance opportunities for collaboration, and technical assistance to the general public, municipal advisory groups, the development community, stewardship groups, educational institutions, and other local governments.

Environment Development Planning and Permit Review

This group is also responsible for the issuance of permits, front counter inquiries, and compliance and enforcement issues. In addition staff process and administer environmental development permit files and are involved with: land use inquiries, pre-development and development meetings, variance applications for senior environmental agencies, and enhancement, restoration and natural hazard initiatives. 

Staff support is provided to the Advisory Design Panel and to the Board of Variance, work with other departments to assist with environmental related duties and provide supplemental support in the area of urban trees.