Sahtlam Local Area Plan

Community Survey Now Live!

Sahtlam residents are invited to participate in a community survey related to issues specific to the Sahtlam area. Please go to the Sahtlam Community Survey.

Deadline for responses is November 17, 2017!

If you need a paper copy of the survey, please contact Bev Suderman, Senior Planner at the CVRD, at 250-746-2620 or

Enter to win a Cowichan Performing Arts Centre gift certificate valued at $100!

Sahtlam Plan Area PNG

​Plan Area

The Map above illustrates the plan area with respect to the Sahtlam Local Area Plan - these locations include:

  • North of the Cowichan River
  • South of Highway 18 – except for the Industrially designated parcel near Paldi
  • East of the Cowichan Koksilah OCP Area boundary
  • West of the North Cowichan boundary

​What is this about? Why is plan for Sahtlam needed?

As part of the Cowichan Koksilah Official Community Plan process, the CVRD proposes to develop a local area plan for the Sahtlam area, to address specific land use policy and regulatory issues for the area, which includes Paldi. (See map.)

Jurisdictionally Sahtlam is split with half in each of Electoral Areas E and F. But the residents of Sahtlam see themselves as part of a unified rural community, united by more than what divides them. At a minimum the two halves of the community share a similar ecology, similar types of rural residential development, and a volunteer fire department.