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Official Community Plan

The Town of Watson Lake is in the midst of updating our Official Community Plan (OCP).  The OCP identifies the overall vision for the municipality and provides general direction for the future growth of the community. In addition to guiding Council’s decisions, the OCP provides a framework for other municipal planning documents including heritage management plans, trail plans, transportation master plans, pedestrian network plans, area development schemes and other development-related policies.

Whereas the OCP sets out broad land use guidelines for the municipality, the Zoning Bylaw is the main tool for implementing the OCP and prescribes specific land uses and regulations for each parcel.

The OCP is a tool to guide community growth and future land use and can be revised by Council as needed to reflect changing circumstances such as population growth, housing demand, new infrastructure requirements and the public interest.

If you have any question about the current, or draft OCP, please give us a call at the Town Office at (867) 536-8000.  


Current Bylaw #10-11 Official Community Plan (currently under revision)

Current Bylaw #10-11 Official Community Plan Land Use Designations (currently under revision) 

DRAFT Bylaw #21-10 Official Community Plan

DRAFT Bylaw #21-10 Official Community Plan Land Use Designations