The Strathcona Regional District (SRD) is the government body providing services to over 44,000 residents within north central Vancouver Island, Discovery Islands and mainland area inlets, representing four electoral areas, a treaty First Nation and five member municipalities.
The SRD is governed by a 14-member Board of elected officials and was established on February 15, 2008, as a result of the provincial government’s restructure of the Comox Strathcona Regional District.
THE REGIONAL FEDERATION INCLUDES:
Four electoral areas:
- Electoral Area A – Kyuquot/Nootka-Sayward
- Electoral Area B – Cortes Island
- Electoral Area C – Discovery Islands-Mainland Inlets
- Electoral Area D – Oyster Bay-Buttle Lake
A treaty First Nation:
The SRD’s administrative boundaries include approximately 22,000 square kilometers (8,517 square miles).
The borders extend from the Oyster River in the south to Gold River, Sayward, Tahsis, Zeballos and Kyuquot-Nootka in the north and west, and east to Cortes Island, Quadra Island and the Discovery Islands as well as a portion of the adjacent mainland north of Powell River.
The administrative boundaries lie within many traditional First Nations territories and the SRD works closely with 10 local First Nations communities.
The SRD provides over 44,000 residents with a diverse range of services, including water & sewage systems, fire protection, land use planning, parks, bylaw enforcement, recreation, broadband, emergency planning and response.