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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

November 30, 2017 | Public Hearing for Bylaw 506

"Salt Spring Commons" Housing Agreement Public Hearing Notice

Bylaw 506 repeals and replaces Bylaw 339, which required 24 affordable rental housing units.  Bylaw 506 provides the following:

  • Requires at least 4 units of affordable rental housing
  • Allows 20 units of affordable home ownership housing
  • Establishes eligibility criteria for rental and ownership units
  • Provides conditions for resale of the ownership units
  • Defines additional legal terms.


November 4, 2017 | Ganges Harbourwalk Community Consultation

Thanks to everyone who came out on November 4 for the Local Trust Committee’s community consultation on Ganges Harbourwalk completion. More than 130 people packed the Lions Hall to listen and share their perspectives on the project. Staff from Dillon Consulting are preparing a report to the Local Trust Committee summarizing the day’s events and collating the dozens of comment sheets submitted afterwards. It is anticipated that this report will be presented at the November 30 LTC meeting.


November 2, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The day began with a Public hearing for Fulford Landing Marina at 2850 Fulford-Ganges Rd.
Following, the LTC considered the Watershed Management and Affordable Rental Housing – Cottages projects. SSIWPA’s Technical Working Group’s draft Terms of Reference were tentatively approved for discussion, staff were requested to develop a project charter for an assessment of Freshwater Sustainability Methodologies for Watershed Reservoirs, and a special property tax requisition of up to $98,500 for continued coordination of watershed management was approved.  On the cottages project, the LTC approved a Project Charter and directed staff to prepare bylaws.  At noon, the LTC presented Mr. Bob Weeden with the 2017 Community Stewardship Award.  Then the LTC: Replaced the Bylaw Enforcement Resolution regarding of Unlawful Suites and Dwellings;  Approved the DP for 660 Walker's Hook Rd;  Approved the DP application for shoreline erosion works at 1171 Isabella Point Rd;  Approved the setback DVP for 145 Scott Point Dr;  Approved the TUP for the sale of products not produced on site for 223 Booth Canal Rd; Approved the TUP for a Home Based Commercial Business at 215 Margolin Dr;  Read Bylaws 474 and 475 a third time (Fulford Marina Expansion at 2850 Fulford-Ganges Rd);  Amended and read a first time draft Bylaw 509 for 805 Lower Ganges Rd;  Adopted Bylaw 483 for the SS Abattoir at 1449 Fulford-Ganges Rd.


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.


August 10, 2017 | SSILTC Regular Meeting Highlights

The SSI LTC: 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 SSI LTC: 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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