The development of the Regional Industrial Lands Strategy will be a collaborative process involving a range of stakeholders with an interest in industrial lands and economic development.
Industrial Lands Strategy Task Force will guide the development of the Regional Industrial Lands Strategy. The Task Force includes representatives from some Metro Vancouver member jurisdictions, the Provincial government, TransLink, Port of Vancouver, and the private sector.
Stakeholders will have opportunities to participate in a three-phased process in 2018 and 2019:
Phase 1 The Present: Identify Trends, Inventory and Demand
This first phase of work is intended to understand and depict the current state of industrial lands in the region.
Phase 2 Explore Opportunities
The second phase of the project is intended to consider the changing nature (i.e. future) of industry and the anticipated qualitative impacts on employment and land demand to the year 2050. Phase 2 will also explore other regional approaches and innovative governance, financial, and policy tools to address the challenges identified in Phase 1.
Phase 3 Strategy Development: Considering Solutions
The final phase of the project is intended to consolidate the information learned in Phases 1 and 2, and to develop the Regional Industrial Lands Strategy. The Strategy will comprise a set of recommendations applicable to the Metro Vancouver region, geared toward all the key stakeholders with an interest in industrial lands.