Following guidance from the province's Restart BC Plan and new health and safety regulations from WorkSafeBC, we are taking all necessary steps to protect public health and maintain the safety of our employees.
Creek Hazard Development Permit Area (DPA)
Through the Creek Hazard DPA, we can:
- minimize the risk to people and property from creek hazards
- ensure development and construction near creeks is done safely
- minimize development in areas with high debris flow/debris flood hazards
- reduce the impacts of flooding in developed areas
- avoid increasing floodplain hazards
- encourage ongoing maintenance and monitoring of creeks
Is your property within a Creek Hazard DPA?
The yellow on this map indicates the boundaries of the Creek Hazard DPA. If your property is within the boundaries, and you are planning to build or alter the land, you may need to apply for a permit.
Complete DPA overview
You can view complete details of all Development Permit Areas in Schedule B of the Official Community Plan (OCP), including requirements and definitions.
View Schedule B of the OCP (PDF; 18.2MB)
Specific requirements, guidelines, and exemptions
- Creek Hazard FAQ (PDF; 113KB)
- Creek Hazard DPA brochure (PDF; 1.5MB)
- Creek Hazard DPA details from Schedule B of the OCP (PDF; 18.2MB)
- Creek Hazard DPA application form (PDF; 574KB)
Learn how to be prepared
- Read about flood hazards
- Read about debris flow hazards
- Learn how to protect your home from basement flooding (PDF; 3.53MB)
- Get tips for preparing for heavy rain