What are the associated bylaws?
South Cowichan Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 3510
The area of the Bamberton Lands and marine foreshore where the former cement plant and associated facilities were located are designated in the South Cowichan Official Community Plan as “Industrial.” This designation allows for a variety of industrial uses and industrial zones. With respect to industrial uses that may involve hazardous goods, Policy 16.5 states:
New industries considered hazardous due to the transport, handling, bulk storage, or use of liquefied natural gas, radioactive or other dangerous or toxic materials will not be permitted to locate within the Plan areas.
The remainder of the Bamberton Lands outside of the industrially designates areas are designated Rural Resource. The Rural Residential designation is primarily intended for forestry and other natural resources uses. Liquefied natural gas facilities or similar type uses are not identified as an appropriate use.

South Cowichan Zoning Bylaw No. 3520
The Bamberton lands on the east side of the Trans Canada Highway have a number of different zoning designations. These include Heavy Industrial 2 (I-2), Bamberton Light Industrial 1A Zone (I-1A), Rural Resource 1 (RUR-1) and Rural Resource (RUR-2). The water surface of the Saanich Inlet adjacent to the Bamberton Lands is zoned Heavy Industrial (I-2) and Marine Conservation 1 (W-1). None of the zones that apply to the Bamberton Lands or the water surface adjacent to the Bamberton Lands permit the storage and distribution of liquefied natural gas.

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1. Does the CVRD have plans to hold a public information meeting to discuss the proposed project?
2. What is the difference between a public open house and a public hearing?
3. Do CVRD zoning regulations still apply to the Bamberton lands?
4. What does the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw state about LNG operations on the Bamberton lands?
5. Has Malahat LNG Inc. applied for a development permit or zoning or any other permits for the project?
6. If a development application is submitted to the CVRD for an LNG facility, what is the process and will there be an opportunity for community input?
7. What are the Board’s recent Resolutions relating to LNG?
8. Are elected officials free to hold and express their opinion on LNG or other land use proposals in the Cowichan Valley?
9. Has CVRD staff met with Malahat LNG Inc. or Malahat Nation about a potential LNG project on the Bamberton lands?
10. What are the associated bylaws?
11. Is the CVRD required to accept and consider an application for an Official Community Plan or Zoning Bylaw amendment for the purpose of seeking approval to develop an LNG facility at Bamberton?