Community Resources

Community Resources

These are some resources which you may find helpful. I’ll keep adding to this page as my “bookmark” collection grows.

Housing Needs Report for Area C

This is the final Housing Needs Report for Area C. It’s 72 pages of interesting facts and graphs; the Table of Contents is hotlinked to each section so it’s easy to find the info you’re looking for.

Quadra’s Official Community Plan

Quadra Island Zoning Bylaw

Use the uMapIt App to see zoning info on properties in the SRD (and more, depending on the layers you turn on, this is very robust program).

Quathiaski Cove Water System Feasibility Studies

There was a Quathiaski Cove Water System Feasibility Study done in 2021. Take a look if you’re interested.

A further Groundwater Supply Feasibility Investigation has been completed by Western Water Associates. The link is to the investigation with an introductory report from SRD staff.

The initial Q Cove Water Supply Study was undertaken in 2013, you can read the report here.

Quadra Island Community Wildfire Resilience Plan

If reading a whole Community Wildfire Resilience Plan is your idea of a good time, this report is going to make your evening absolutely terrific.

Desolation Sound Rural Land Use Bylaw

Created in 1993, this bylaw “generally includes Read, Sonora, Stuart, Maurelle and Rendezvous Islands, Church House and numerous small adjacent islands, the foreshore and surface of the water”.

The Desolation Sound Land use Bylaw says “Area J”. This bylaw was created prior to the existence of the Strathcona Regional District, when what’s now “Area C” was included in the Regional District of Comox-Strathcona. 

It’s hard not to love the vintage map…

Desolation Sound Rural Land Use Bylaw map

TimberWest-Mosaic: Quadra - Quinsam Forest Stewardship Plan

TimberWest owns TFL 47 which includes much of Quadra’s forested lands. Currently managed by Mosaic, The majority of Quadra Island falls within a Special Management Zone (SMZ).  SMZs “are areas whose management priorities must incorporate identified primary environmental, recreational, and cultural heritage values”. Details of the SMZ and Higher Level Objectives begins on page 10 of the Forest Stewardship Plan.

Quadra Islander Ray Grigg has written a thoughtful analysis of this Forest Stewardship Plan which can be read on Cortes Currents.

Quathiaski Cove Sewer System

The Strathcona Regional District owns and operates the Quathiaski Cove Sanitary Sewerage System. The system was established in response to a voter-approved referendum in 1992/93. The sewer service is provided in accordance with Bylaw 173.

The current treatment plant is nearing the end of its lifecycle: the plant was purchased second-hand in 1994. See a map of the service area, rates, and more on this SRD page.