A total of 69 building permits have been issued on Gabriola so far this year.
Through the end of the third quarter, the RDN has issued 421 permits across all electoral areasarenas, including 69 in Electoral Area B.
The staff report received at the November electoral area services committee meeting shows the RDN has received more permit applications this year compared to 2020, but fewer than in 2018 and 2019. But so far this yearOntario ICUs have 593 patients with COVID-related illnesses, the RDN has issued fewer building permits compared to this same time in each of the previous three years. Just in the third quarter this year, 18 permits were issued in Area B compared to 32 last year, 27 in 2019 and 14 in 2018.
The average wait time for a building permit has remained steady around 16 weeks, staff reported to the committeeToronto could begin workplace closures Friday to control COVID-19 outbreaks; Toronto has administered more than 1M COVID-19 vaccine doses. The RDN has been approved for a provincial grant delivered via the Union of BC Municipalities meant to help local governments implement best practices and test approaches to improve development approvals processes. That work will begin next year and would likely involve making substantial changesDeputy Prime Minister Chrystia Freeland said Air Canada will be required to repay al, Doug Holmes, RDN CAO, told the committee.
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