Kelowna has been identified as the fastest growing municipality over 117,000 people in British Columbia. Good planning is critical for Kelowna to develop as a sustainable and liveable community.
While Kelowna’s boundaries encompass 214 km2 of the beautiful Okanagan Valley, steep hillsides, Okanagan Lake and our agricultural land base all pose unique challenges.
The Policy & Planning Department develops and champions approval and implementation of long-term plans to advance community sustainability. The department's work is undertaken in consultation with the community, stakeholders and interdepartmental staff.