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Welcome to the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Area

The largest of the southern Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island is home to over 10,000 people and is one of Canada's top tourism and retirement destinations. The Salt Spring Island trust area enjoys one of the warmest year-round climates in Canada, and is popular for its easy-going lifestyle, rich culture and serene beauty. Encompassing nearly 20,000 hectares and including numerous islets, the Local Trust Area is located 11 kilometres north of the Swartz Bay ferry terminal on Vancouver Island.

Important Information: North Salt Spring Waterworks District Water Supply Statement


Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News

October 5, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC: amended the wording of Bylaw 489 for the Industrial Land Uses Project and gave Bylaws 488, 489 and 490 second reading and asked for a Public Hearing;  directed staff on the Rural Watershed Project to provide advice and deferred further consideration of Bylaws 487 and 496;  received an update on the Ganges Harbourwalk Project;  directed Bylaw Enforcement Staff to provide a report to amend the Standing Resolution on Bylaw Enforcement of Unlawful Suites and Dwellings;  132 Corbett Road - read the bylaw a first time and sent it for referral, requested the applicant pursue access through a neighbouring property, communicate with the hospital regarding emergency road access and report back to the LTC, and directed staff to report on the approval process for water supply and quantity requirements for multi-unit residential developments;  Bishop's Walk, Lot 3 Charlesworth Road - read Bylaw 506 (regarding a housing agreement for the provision of 24 units of affordable housing) a first time and requested a Public Hearing;  221 Drake Road - read Bylaws 504 and 505 a first time and sent them for referral;  121 Upper Ganges Road - read Bylaw 508 a first time and sent it for referral and requested the applicant consider voluntary provision of a community amenity in support of their rezoning application and demonstrate compliance with the disability and bicycle parking requirements;  114 Cranberry Road - approved a restrictive covenant, a frontage exemption, and accepted a $25,150 cash in lieu of park land dedication for an 8 lot bare land strata subdivision;  288 Long Harbour Road - requested staff register a covenant and granted the exemption of the proposed Remainder Lot from the frontage requirement;  2850 Fulford-Ganges Road - directed staff to schedule a Community Information Session and Public Hearing for Bylaws 474 and 475;  220 Monteith Road - approved issuance of DVP to vary a front lot line setback.


October 5, 2017 | Community Information Meeting for 270 Furness Road

For further information about the CIM and SSI LTC meeting, please see the Notice.


September 7, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting *CANCELLED*

Please be advised the September 7, 2017 Regular Meeting of the Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee is cancelled.  The next scheduled Local Trust Committee Regular Meeting is Thursday, October 5, 2017.


August 10, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSILTC: approved proactive enforcement of Short-Term Vacation rentals; requested staff organize an Open House and Community Information Meeting for the Gulf Island Brewery at 270 Furness Road, read Bylaws 500 and 501 a first time and asked they be referred to the APC, First Nations, and public agencies for comment; and approved issuance of a DP for BC Ferries septic system at 1000 Long Harbour Road.


July 20, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSILTC: approved the DVP for 359 Long Harbour; approved the DP for a new sign at 106 Jackson, directed staff prepare draft bylaws regarding the Dragonfly Commons Affordable Housing application at 221 Drake; and approved the DP for redevelopment of Salt Spring Marina’s moorage structure at 126 Upper Ganges. 


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Page last updated: 19/10/17
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