City of Burnaby launches process to renew Official Community Plan

Last updated: June 17, 2022

The City has embarked on “Burnaby 2050”, a multiple phase project to renew Burnaby’s Official Community Plan (OCP). Burnaby’s current OCP was adopted in 1998, and the community has experienced considerable growth and change in the nearly 25 years since. The new OCP will cover the next 25 years, establishing a long-term vision and planning framework for the city through to 2050.

“The creation of a new Official Community Plan is one of the most important initiatives the City will undertake over the next few years,” said Burnaby Mayor Mike Hurley. “It will shape how and where we live, learn, work and play. It will guide us through some difficult challenges that lie ahead, such as the housing crisis, climate change and protecting our natural assets.”

The process for renewing Burnaby’s OCP will include extensive community and stakeholder consultation, and commits to being:

  • accessible, inclusive and engaging
  • inclusive of Indigenous perspectives
  • visionary, creative and fun
  • evidence-based and data-driven
  • a “systems-thinking” approach
  • climate-focused
  • innovative and forward-thinking

The City will begin engaging with the community by raising awareness about the project and inviting Burnaby residents to learn more and get involved. The OCP project is being introduced at a number of community events this summer, starting with Hats Off Day on Hastings Street, Saturday, June 18 from 10:30 am to 3:30 pm.

To learn more and find out about additional engagement opportunities throughout the summer, visit

Media Contact:

Chris Bryan
Manager, Public Affairs
Public Affairs Office
604-570-3616 | [email protected]

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