RDOS Regional Reflections

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The Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen (RDOS) has initiated a review of the South Okanagan Sub-Regional Growth Strategy (RGS).

The RGS covers the southern portion of the Okanagan Valley, including RDOS Electoral Areas A (Rural Osoyoos), C (Rural Oliver), D (Skaha East, Okanagan Falls), E (Naramata), F (Greater West Bench, Rural Summerland, Okanagan Lake West), and I (Skaha West, Kaleden, Apex) as well as the municipalities of Penticton, Summerland, Oliver, and Osoyoos. The Town of Princeton and RDOS Electoral Areas B (Cawston), G (Rural Keremeos, Hedley) and H (Rural Princeton) are not included in the RGS. 

The strategy guides future growth in the member municipalities and electoral areas located in the South Okanagan. Public input on the proposed amendments to the RGS will help direct growth to key areas over a 20-year horizon.

Amendment bylaw No. 2770.02, 2022 proposes to replace the current Primary and Rural Growth Area designations with a series of new classifications and revise the objectives and policies related to “Housing and Development”, replace Map 3 with a new Growth Management Map, update RGS climate change policies to reflect new provincial direction on climate action, and incorporate new census data.

The RDOS is hosting a series of Open House events in collaboration with member municipalities. 




August 8th


1141 Cedar Rd, OK Falls

August 10th


6359 Park Drive, Oliver

August 11th


8505 68th Ave, Osoyoos

August 30th


9525 Wharton St, Summerland

August 31th


325 Power Street, Penticton

September 1st



Meeting Number:2497 066 0589

Password: RD@S

For information about the RGS review, including copies of the draft amendment bylaw and supporting materials, please visit the RDOS website at www.rdos.bc.ca and search RGS review.

You can also visit the South Okanagan Sub-Regional Growth Strategy (RGS) project page on RDOS Regional Connections: rdosregionalconnections.ca/rgs     

For further information, please contact Fiona Titley, Planner II at 250-486-0182 or planning@rdos.bc.ca. 


Mark Pendergraft, Chair
Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen 


Fiona Titley
RDOS Planner II

Erick Thompson

Andrea Rendall


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