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Planning Division

Intergovernmental Relations & Planning Branch


The Intergovernmental Relations and Planning Branch's work is to further relations between governments in British Columbia, support community planning, advise on regional growth strategies, assist rural communities and offer dispute resolution services.

The Branch provides support in the following areas:

  • advises and assists local governments and provincial agencies on community planning;
  • supports and promotes effective management of growth in the fastest growing regions in British Columbia;
  • fosters and encourages positive interaction between the province and local governments; and
  • helps resolve conflicts between government jurisdictions in British Columbia through dispute resolution services.

The Branch's mandate in relation to land use planning is to assist local government in community and regional planning. IRPD provides advice and assistance to both local and provincial agencies and facilitate the co-ordination and liaison between local governments and provincial ministries and agencies in regard to provincial interests.

Other initiatives include:

  • participation in the development and implementation of new legislation, regulations, policies and procedures;
  • working towards the establishment or improvement of effective local government planning and development management systems; and,
  • helping to develop and achieve provincial objectives, programs and initiatives.

Contact information

Contact the planning analyst for your area.
Intergovernmental Relations & Planning Branch
Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development
6th Floor
800 Johnson Street
PO Box 9841 Stn Prov Govt
Victoria, BC V8W 9T2
250 387-4037 in Victoria
For toll free access call Enquiry BC:
Call 604-660-2421 in Vancouver or 1-800-663-7867 elsewhere in B.C. and request a transfer to
250 387-4037 in Victoria
250 387-6212
Intergovernmental Relations and Planning

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