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Environmental Planning

Environmental Planner

The Environmental Planner is responsible for a wide variety of long range planning tasks, with specific attention to the environment. These tasks include developing environmental policies for the Official Community Plan, providing staff support for the Advisory Committee on the Environment and Sustainability (ACES) and offering input and advice on other strategic initiatives. The Environmental Planner liaises with senior environmental agencies at a policy level, and acts in an advisory, liaison and resource capacity for various committees and special interest groups in the community.

Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (ACES)

The Advisory Committee on Environmental Sustainability (ACES) works to ensure a healthy environment now and in the future by advising Council on environmental sustainability issues in Nanaimo. The Committee acts as an advisory body to Council by advising on the initiation or development of programs that create or enhance sustainable practices within our community. This includes examining the impacts of existing policies and practices regarding land use and development on our natural environment. The Committee is made up of eleven members:  one member of Council, two reps from the environment community, one rep from the business sector, one rep from local schools, one rep from Vancouver Island University (VIU), one rep from Snuneymuxw First Nation (SFN) and four reps from the community-at-large.

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