Like all Canadians we here at Roycroft Consulting are grateful to all the people who have continued to work in whatever field to support all of us facing these challenging times. While business has certainly slowed down, Rob has continued to be active on smaller and interesting projects, including:
City of Port Alberni
Rob worked with staff on an application to exclude the McLean Mill National Historic site from the BC Agricultural Land Reserve. Part of his efforts included chairing a Public Hearing as required under the ALC regulations.
Village of Lytton
Rob was contacted by the Village through efforts of LGMA to offer support and advise following the devastating fires of 2021. This included driving to smoky Kamloops to work for a week with the Village staff in their temporary office. Rob continues to be available to support and assist any Municipality going through disaster recovery.
Rob continued to work with Sitefinders as they are trying to finalize a project to build a 20-unit affordable housing project in High River, AB. Support has been provided to work out arrangements for the developer to obtain CMHC mortgage financing, and other municipal approvals. Part of this work included efforts to separate the existing three strata lots into one strata and 2 freehold lots.
Planning Institute of BC
Rob is active in supporting junior members of the planning profession and students both past and present. He also continues to work with the Planning Institute of BC through the annual conference and participating as a member of the Governance and Nominating Committee.
Tlowitsis First Nation
Rob was asked to lead several public open houses for the Tlowitsis First Nation. These sessions, one virtual and the other face-to-face, were held in Port McNeil. The sessions were a requirement for the submission of various applications to seek approval for a new Salmon Farm Operation called Ga-guump in the Minstrel Island/Chatham Channel area. Challenges faced included vaccine hesitancy, strong public opinions both for and against, along with the active participation of other First Nation representatives from the area.