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SCRD CITIZEN ADVISORY COMMITTEES

SCRD Citizen Advisory Committees contribute to the decision-making process of the SCRD by advising and providing recommendations on a broad range of matters that fall within the various Committee mandates. Committee members are appointed by the SCRD Board of Directors per guidelines set out in each Committees’ Terms of Reference. If you would like to join an SCRD advisory committee please email info@scrd.ca.

INFRASTRUCTURE SERVICES

Solid Waste Management Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee
The Solid Waste Management Plan Monitoring Advisory Committee (PMAC) monitors and advises the SCRD through the Infrastructure Services Committee on matters involving the implementation of the Sunshine Coast Solid Waste Management Plan and evaluates its effectiveness. Please refer to the PMAC Terms of Reference for further Committee information.

North Pender Harbour Water Advisory Committee (Committee concluded November 2016)
The North Pender Harbour Water Advisory Committee (NPWAC) makes recommendations to the SCRD through the Infrastructure Services Committee on matters related to budgets, capital plans, bylaws, rates, taxes and Development Cost Charges for the North Pender Harbour Water Service Area. Please refer to the NPWAC Terms of Reference for further Committee information.

South Pender Harbour Water Advisory Committee (Committee concluded November 2016)
The South Pender Harbour Water Advisory Committee (SPWAC) makes recommendations to the SCRD through the Infrastructure Services Committee on matters related to the preparation of the 10 Year Waterworks Plan and also provides feedback on water system operational performance for the community served by the South Pender Harbour Water System. Please refer to the SPWAC Terms of Reference for further Committee information.

PLANNING AND Community DEVELOPMENT

Agricultural Advisory Committee (Committee concluded November 2016)
The Agricultural Advisory Committee (AAC) makes recommendations to the SCRD through the Planning and Development Committee on matters related to agricultural planning issues, raising awareness of agriculture, enhancing understanding of agriculture’s role in the local and/or regional economy, and improving and supporting agriculture throughout the Sunshine Coast. The Food Policy Council Working Group is a subcommittee of the AAC. Please refer to the AAC Terms of Reference for further Committee information.

Dakota Ridge Advisory Committee
The Dakota Ridge Advisory Committee (DRAC) advises the SCRD through the Community Services Committee on matters related to the Dakota Ridge Winter Recreation Area including visioning for future development/build-out, operational planning, and policies and guidelines for effective development and long term planning.

Hillside Development Group Advisory Committee (Committee concluded November 2016)
The Hillside Development Group Advisory Committee (HIDEGRO) advises the SCRD through the Planning and Development Committee on achieving the goals for Hillside Industrial Park which include:

• The positive co-existence of industry, the environment and existing housing in Hillside Industrial Park and vicinity.
• Facilitation of employment and stable well paying jobs in Hillside Industrial Park.
• Strengthening the SCRD tax base through the attraction of investment to Hillside Industrial Park.
• Positioning Hillside Industrial Park as a sustainable and attractive entity which serves as a model to visitors and others.
Please refer to the HIDEGRO Terms of Reference for further Committee information.

Natural Resources Advisory Committee
The Natural Resources Advisory Committee (NRAC) makes recommendations to the SCRD through the Planning and Development Committee on broad Sunshine Coast resource issues which may include:
• Timber harvesting operations and forestry plans
• Environmental impact of resource activities on air, land, watersheds, lakes and the ocean or other impacts
• Economic significance of resource use decisions
• Outdoor recreation natural resource issues
• Other resource issues for the Sunshine Coast
Please refer to the NRAC web page and/or the NRAC Terms of Reference for further Committee information.

Ocean Beach Esplanade Stewardship Committee
The Ocean Beach Esplanade Stewardship Committee (OBESAC) makes recommendations to the SCRD through the Planning and Development Committee on matters related to planning, policy and management activities that promote the stewardship of Ocean Beach Esplanade. Please refer to the OBESAC web page and/or the OBESAC Terms of Reference for further Committee information.

Recreation and Parks Services Advisory Committee (Committee concluded November 2016)
The Recreation and Parks Services Advisory Committee (RPSAC) provides advice to the SCRD through the Community Services Committee on matters related to parks and recreation that serve the interests and needs of citizens and user groups across the entire Region.

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Advisory Planning Commissions
Advisory Planning Commissions (APCs) are appointed within each SCRD Electoral Area as follows:
• Area A - Pender Harbour & Egmont APC
• Area B - Halfmoon Bay APC
• Area D - Roberts Creek APC
• Area E - Elphinstone APC
• Area F - West Howe Sound APC
APCs advise the SCRD Board on all matters referred to the APC by the Board or by the Area Director respecting land use, the preparation and adoption of a community plan, or a rural land use bylaw or a proposed bylaw or permit. More information regarding the SCRD’s APCs is available here.