Have Your Say Before March 27: Removing Barriers to Sustainable Rainwater Management

The City of Victoria is developing a program to encourage sustainable rainwater management.

To simplify the process of having a rain garden, cistern, green roof, permeable paving or bioswale on your property, it is proposed that these methods, as approved under the Rainwater Management Incentive Program, be exempt from requiring Development Permits or Heritage Alteration Permits. 

It is also proposed that rooftop cisterns, falling within the Rainwater Management Incentive Program, be exempt from building height calculations under the Zoning Regulation Bylaw.  Under the proposed amendments, land-based cisterns would need to comply with setbacks, site coverage and parking requirements.

Have Your Say:

The City of Victoria would like to hear from you on the proposed amendments. There are two ways to provide feedback:

1.Provide written comments or questions to the City of Victoria by email (feedback@victoria.ca), mail or in-person before March 27.  These comments will be considered before the Public Hearing is held.

2.Provide verbal comments at a Public Hearing.  Dates and details will be posted here in late March.

 Learn more about these proposed changes here.

To learn about rainwater management, click here.