The City of Victoria is developing new neighbourhood plans for both Fairfield and Gonzales.

Project updates are posted on the City’s website here.


Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan

Over the past three years, the City has engaged with the community to shape the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan

A public hearing to consider the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan and related Official Community Plan amendments, including design guidelines, is scheduled for Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m. at Victoria City Hall.

What:   Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan Public Hearing

When:  Thursday, September 12 at 6:30 p.m.

Where: Victoria City Hall, 1 Centennial Square (at the corner of Pandora Avenue and Douglas Street)

Members of the public can address Council in person or submit written correspondence to publichearings@victoria.ca. Written correspondence must be submitted by 2 p.m. on the day of the hearing and will form part of the public record and be published in the meeting agenda.

Note that drop-in child minding is available at City Hall for parents and caregivers who want to participate in the public hearing! Learn more here.

Visit the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan webpage to view the Fairfield Neighbourhood Plan and related documents.


Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan

In April 2016, the City worked with Gonzales neighbours to launch the neighbourhood planning process. The City drafted a plan to help guide growth and future development in Gonzales over the next 25 years. Due to a lack on consensus on the plan, the Gonzales neighbourhood plan is currently on hold.

2019 update: 

Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan is on hold.
On October 4, 2018 Council passed the following motion to put the Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan on hold until the completion of all other neighbourhood plans.
Motion to Defer Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan:
“That the draft Gonzales Neighbourhood plan be put on hold and be brought back for discussion after completion of all other neighbourhood plans and that the 2002 neighbourhood plan and the OCP are the policy documents that staff will refer to with regard to proposed developments in the neighbourhood.”

March 2018 update:

The Public Hearing on the Official Community Plan amendments to align with the proposed Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan is scheduled for Thursday, March 8, 2018 @ 6:30pm. This is the last opportunity to provide feedback on the new Gonzales Neighbourhood Plan before Council considers it for adoption.

  • Read the proposed plan and Official Community Plan Amendments here
  • Read the agenda here
  • Check the public hearing details one week prior here
  •  Address Council at the public hearing
  • If you are unable to attend the public hearing, you can send input to publichearings@victoria.ca or drop off written feedback at Victoria City Hall

For more information or to read the plan visit: victoria.ca/gonzales