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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.

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Salt Spring Island Local Trust Committee News

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.


June 30, 2017 | Our Groundwater, Our Responsibility

Join Islands Trust and partners for a free workshop on wells and their impacts on groundwater.  Find details of a workshop near you.


June 29, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSILTC: endorsed the watershed management project charter, allocated $18,000 for a wells inventory and groundwater monitoring pilot program and requested staff apply for a grant from the Real Estate Foundation; Forwarded the 805 Lower Ganges Road application to the ALC with support; Approved the DVP for 367 Cusheon Lake Road; Approved the DP and DVP for 711 Mansell Road; Referred the application for 126 Upper Ganges to the APC; Adopted Bylaw 497 regarding Lot 15 Park Drive; and, regarding 805 Vesuvius Bay Road, read Bylaws 502 and 503 a first time and referred them to the APC, First Nations, and public agencies.


June 1, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSILTC: amended Bylaw 489 and requested staff hold open houses regarding the implementation of proposed Bylaws 488, 489 and 490 (SSI Industrial Lands Project); amended Bylaw 487 (regarding a Rural Watershed Uses OCP and LUB Update), and read it a second time; amended Bylaw 496, and gave first and second reading, and requested staff refer them and schedule a Public Hearing; directed staff undertake community engagement, including a Community Information Meeting, to gather feedback on the scale of development for the properties adjacent to the proposed Ganges Harbourwalk; referred a non-farm use application for 805 Lower Ganges Road to the SSI AAPC; requested staff forward the subdivision application for 902 Beaver Point Road to the ALC with support; requested staff prepare a draft bylaw to rezone 805 Vesuvius Bay Road from CA2 to R8 and requested that PARC consider construction of a public trail on the Margaret Road shoreline access road dedication to and across the property; appointed and reappointed members to terms with the APC and AAPC. 


May 4, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

Following the Public Hearing for Lot 15, Park Drive, the SSILTC: requested staff work with the applicant for 145 Scott Point Drive; rescinded third reading of Bylaws 474 and 475 for 2850 Fulford-Ganges Road; gave third reading to the Lot 15 Park Drive bylaw and forwarded it to the Executive Committee; requested the applicant for 270 Furness Road submit reports and that staff prepare draft bylaws to amend the OCP and LUB; and added a review of the Short Term Vacation Rentals policy to the projects list.


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Page last updated: 15/08/17
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