"Because the geography of the landscape is the focus that draws in practitioners, residents, developers and elected representatives...it lends itself to being the frame of reference for all regional strategies, including growth, sustainability and water," states Kim Stephens.
“The Comox Valley is the designated provincial pilot for implementation of a ‘regional team approach’ because a convergence of interests has created an opportunity for all the players to set their sights on the common good, challenge the old barriers of jurisdictional interests, and make sustainability real,” stated Glen Brown.
“To be successful, we all need to work outside our normal boundaries; and we need to proactively communicate and work with others. We need to think of ourselves as a team; getting there means we will have to break down boundaries through communication, collaboration, cooperation and coordination," states Derek Richmond.
"All of us have an impact on the land, on the water, and on the way things look. We all have a part to play in sustainable development. Bill 27 creates statutory authority for water sustainability action," stated Susan Rutherford.