Past Committees and Commissions

Advisory Planning Commission

The Advisory Planning Commission has been replaced by the Planning and Development Committee.

The Advisory Planning Commission is a forum for citizen input into the planning process. The Commission consists of seven citizens who make recommendations to Council on the form and character of development permits. Meetings are open to the public. Volunteer members are appointed by Council for a maximum of 2 two-year terms.

Meetings are generally held on the 3rd Friday of the Month at 12:00 pm, in the Town Hall Council Chambers, 474 South Fletcher Road, Gibsons. View agendas here.

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View Advisory Planning Commission Bylaw No. 1158 here.

Winegarden Park Advisory Committee

Winegarden Park The survey to gather input on the Draft Master Plan for Winegarden Park is now closed. The results will be shared with Winegarden Park Advisory Committee and with Council in early 2017. Based on the input the advisory committee will provide recommendations for Council for the adoption of the Master Plan. 

The Winegarden Park Advisory Committee was put together to take a look at the current Park and work towards a concept plan which would integrate with the proposed development of the George Hotel and residences as well as improved accessibility and sea-level rise expectations.

In March 2016, a survey was created to ask residents to provide input on what they would like to see and do in Winegarden Park in the future, as well as on what could be improved. The main items that came from this discussion included the fact that a number of residents use the park to take in music events, the seawalk is often used and in summer, the park could be improved in terms of shade.

The volunteer Winegarden Park Advisory Committee reviewed the input from the survey, together with Landscape Architect Pat Campbell. The Committee reviewed two initial concepts and based on the preference of the Committee, a proposed Draft Mast Plan was developed.

Should you have any questions or comments, please contact the Planning Department at 604-886-2274 or
Documents and Notices:
Draft Master Plan and earlier concepts
Open House Advert
October 2016 Staff Report
Winegarden Park Advisory Committee Minutes
April 2016 Overview and Design Considerations
March 2016 Survey results
March 2016 Background Memo to Winegarden Park Advisory Committee
Zero Waste Select Committee

At the December 15, 2015 Regular Council meeting of the Town of Gibsons, Resolution 2015-426 was adopted establishing the Zero Waste Select Committee.

The purpose and scope of the Committee was to:

  1. Make recommendations to Council on specific initiatives that assist the Town in achieving its stated zero waste goals.
  2. Make recommendations to Council on how to introduce an organics diversion program, including, but not limited to, changes to the garbage collection service frequency.
  3. Make recommendations to Council on how to engage the community prior to, during and after any changes are considered to the to the overall waste management program.