The City of Burnaby is developing a new Community Plan for the Royal Oak Urban Village and we want to hear from you as part of Phase 2 of the community planning process. The new Royal Oak Plan will help manage the growth of the Royal Oak community over the next several decades and account for shifting community trends, changes and priorities.

What's happening now - Share your voice!

We are ready to hear your feedback as part of Phase 2 public consultation!

Here's how to participate in the Phase 2 public consultation process:

  • Complete our online survey by June 30, 2024. You can customize the length of your survey based on your topic(s) of interest and what you want to comment on.
  • If you don’t want to fill out our survey but still want to provide comments on a specific topic, you can leave a short-form comment in the second tab (limit 3000 characters).

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Key Dates

Tuesday, June 4, 5:30-8:00 pm

Bonsor Recreation Complex - 6550 Bonsor Avenue (Multi-Purpose Room 1 & 2)

Other ways to get involved

Call or email us with comments, questions or to request a meeting with the project team at 604-294-7829 or royaloakplan@burnaby.ca.

Mail us your written comments to City Hall at 4949 Canada Way, Burnaby, BC V5G 1M2 Attn: Planning and Development Department – Royal Oak Plan Team

What is Phase 2 public consultation?

Thank you to all who participated in Phase 1 public consultation for the new Royal Oak Urban Village Community Plan. In Phase 2, we’ve integrated the feedback we received during Phase 1 to present detailed draft plan directions on key topics like land use and development, public space and mobility, and housing and community building. We would like your feedback on these detailed draft plan directions before we complete the draft community plan for Royal Oak in fall 2024.

For more information, please take a look at our Royal Oak Urban Village Phase 2 Planning and Development Committee (PDC) Report, Phase 2 public consultation discussion guide and Phase 2 open house display boards.

We’re also developing new community plans for the Edmonds Town Centre and Cascade Heights Urban Village neighbourhoods. In addition, we’re renewing Burnaby’s Official Community Plan to set the long term vision for managing the city’s growth. Help plan your city’s future by taking part in this exciting process and sharing your ideas.

About this project

We’re developing a new community plan for the Royal Oak community in Burnaby. This plan will establish a vision and policy direction and shape how this area will redevelop over the mid to long term.

In addition to creating a thriving Urban Village with a focus on creating public spaces that promote health, happiness and well-being, the Royal Oak plan will lay out a range of opportunities for the area, including:

  • new or enhanced parks, trails, community services and amenities for residents
  • an expanded mix of market and non-market housing options
  • a diversity of housing forms including low and mid-rise mixed-use and multi-family residential forms
  • the accommodation of local growth and employment options
  • reinvestment as existing buildings age
  • the shift to more sustainable forms of transportation (walking, transit, cycling)
  • the enhancement and connection to the natural environment, including streams, riparian habitats and other environmental assets
  • building community resiliency
  • a carbon neutral community by 2050

The neighbourhood is located in south Burnaby between the Metrotown downtown core to the northwest and Edmonds Town Centre to the southeast. The Royal Oak SkyTrain station provides direct access along the Expo SkyTrain line, and major routes such as Kingsway, Imperial Street, Gilley Avenue, Nelson Avenue and Royal Oak Avenue also play a significant role in providing access to and from the neighbourhood.

Our goals

The development of the Royal Oak Urban Village Community Plan supports significant actions in This is Climate Action, a framework developed to guide how the City will put into action its commitment to be carbon neutral by 2050. The draft vision, key values and goals for the community plan will support housing, sustainability and resilience, strengthening links between local and regional jobs, housing and transit, and advancing sustainable community design.

We’re also working to ensure that the new plan is directly aligned with the City’s recently-adopted or updated policies, priorities and strategies, as well as ongoing initiatives, including the Burnaby Official Community Plan Update (Burnaby 2050) and the Zoning Bylaw Rewrite.

Questions and answers (updated May 15, 2024)

Read our questions and answers section to learn more about the community plan process, and to find answers to some frequently asked questions (FAQs).

If you have other questions about the Phase 2 public consultation process, please email us at RoyalOakplan@burnaby.ca or call 604-294-7829. You can also sign up to stay informed about project related news by clicking on the "Follow" button at the top of this page.