Burnaby 2050: Planning our city together
We’re renewing Burnaby’s Official Community Plan (OCP) to set the long-term vision for managing the city’s growth. It will shape how and where we live, learn, work and play. Help plan your city’s future by taking part in this exciting process and sharing your ideas.
About this project
The desired outcome of the project is a new OCP that will guide and manage Burnaby’s growth over the next 25 years in a way that reflects our community’s aspirations and values. The renewed OCP will be contemporary and considerate of emerging trends, issues, challenges and opportunities—particularly in areas of housing affordability and climate change and adaptation. It will set out the priorities, goals and policies for the City to work towards over the short, medium and long term.
The Burnaby OCP Project is a multi-year, multi-phased project. It will follow a process that commits to being:
- accessible, inclusive and engaging—invites people of all ages, abilities and diverse backgrounds to help shape the city
- inclusive of Indigenous perspectives—invites and supports local First Nations partners to help shape the city
- visionary, creative and fun—we want to inspire people
- evidence-based and data-driven—priorities, policies and decisions are informed by evidence, science, lived-experience and traditional knowledge bases
- a “systems-thinking” approach—recognizes that the city is an urban system in which the built, natural and human environments are all highly connected
- climate-focused—recognizes that priorities, policies and decisions need to account for climate change and adaptation
- innovative and forward-thinking—demonstrates leadership
Pre-phase 1: Preparing
This phase involves the project initiation and background work being undertaken by staff to prepare for the project.
Planning and Development Committee Reports
Look for us this summer
We'll be popping up at events all around Burnaby this summer. Come chat with us and take part in fun activities to plan our city together. We’ll be launching our OCP community engagement at:
|Hats Off Day on Hastings Street
Saturday, June 18, 10:30 am-3:30 pm
|National Indigenous Peoples Day at Edmonds Park and Plaza
Tuesday, June 21, 11 am-5 pm
|Cameron Library at 9523 Cameron Street
Tuesday, June 28, 10 am-12 pm
|Canada Day at Edmonds Park and Plaza
Friday, July 1, 11 am–2:30 pm
|Brentwood Block Party at 2150 Alpha Avenue
Saturday, August 6, 11 am–6 pm
|Farmers' Market at Burnaby City Hall
Saturday, August 13, 10 am–2 pm
Stay tuned for more opportunities to learn about and share your thoughts on the OCP throughout the summer.
Planning our city together contest
Share your vision with us! Download this sheet to draw your ideas on what you think is great about Burnaby or what you think Burnaby will look like in the future. Be colourful and creative – use crayons, pencil crayons, markers or paint!
Enter for a chance to win: One City of Burnaby Kids Gift Basket filled with treats including a $50 gift certificate to Cineplex Odeon. Winner will be determined by a random draw.
Who can enter? Children up to 12 years old. One entry per child.
Contest closes on Monday, September 19, 2022.
This phase focuses on raising awareness about the project and inviting the community to learn more about the project and become engaged. Initial engagement will involve educating the community on the purpose of an OCP and providing information on how the city has grown along with a scorecard measuring Burnaby’s performance in achieving the vision and goals of the existing OCP.
This phase invites the community to imagine our city in the future and the way we live, learn, work and play. We will also invite local First Nations partners to participate and share their vision for the future for urban Indigenous peoples living, learning, working and playing in Burnaby. In the latter part of Phase 2 we’ll report on what we heard, develop a working vision and do related technical work on growth scenarios and land use.
This phase involves setting the priorities, strategic direction and policies that will support Burnaby in achieving its draft vision, goals and objectives. We'll use an inclusive participation process to help us set priorities and develop policies.
This phase involves engaging with the community to confirm that the draft OCP reflects their values and priorities for the future.