South Highlands Local Area Plan

PlanningAs part of Council’s 2019-2023 Strategic Plan, the South Highlands Local Area Plan is officially underway. At their July 15, 2019 Meeting, Council approved the following Terms of Reference and Overview for the project, which includes a Task Force. 

·    Approved Terms of Reference (link)

·    Project Overview (link)

The first phase of the project is to determine what/where is South Highlands and outline the details of contents for the plan. The second phase is to create the South Highlands Local Area Plan. 

April 2020 Update

At its April 6, 2020 Meeting, Council approved Phase 2 of the South Highlands Local Area Plan.

Fortunately, the Task Force Meetings for Phase 1 were not interrupted by the Public Health Orders for COVID-19. Below are the outcomes of the Task Force’s work for Phase 1. It is expected that these three elements will make up a Terms of Reference for Phase 2. In line with the overall Project Terms of Reference and Overview, a Terms of Reference will go to Council for their approval. This is expected to happen soon. Feel free to email LBeckett@highlands.ca if you have any questions. 

•    South Highlands Local Area Boundary Map

•    South Highlands Local Area Plan Outline

•    South Highlands Local Area Plan Process

February 2020 Update

Task Force Meetings have been scheduled. They will be held at the Community Hall, 729 Finlayson Arm Road. Public are welcome to attend and listen to the discussion.

Each session will have a different topic.  We will post meeting materials and notes when they are complete.

The second meeting will cover two topics AND will occur twice on the same day:

Session 1 – February 13, Thursday, 12-1:30PM

Session 1 Material

Sessions 2 and 3 COMBINED – February 26, Wednesday

  • Afternoon – 12-2pm
  • Evening – 6:30-8:30pm

*NB: Both times will cover the same material.

Session 2 & 3 Material

Session 4 – Monday, March 9, 5:30 – 7pm

Session 4 Material



December 2019 Update & Next Steps:

Council has awarded a contract to Barefoot Planning + Design as lead consultant for the project. Planning work will start in December, and the first Task Force Meeting will occur between December 2019 and January 2020. All meetings are open to the public. Check back to this web  page for more details as they become available. 

Task Force Members Appointed

Thanks and Congratulations to Task Force Members!

South Highlands 
Local Area Task Force
Lexie Biegun
Regine Klein
Rick Lester
Bob McMinn
Scott Richardson
Mel Sangha
Kim Vincent
Stephanie Wilkins
Terri Wood


Links to Background Information: