City of Burnaby Streamside Protection and Enhancement Areas and Guide for Developing Near Streams

The City of Burnaby Zoning Bylaw defines the Streamside Protection and Enhancement Area (see 6.23 on page 18), which mandates setbacks for development from streams, ravines, wetlands and lakeshores.

In situations where development is proposed within a streamside protection and enhancement area, an application must be made to the Environmental Review Committee for a variance to the setback.

The Director of Planning and Building reviews and approves the committee’s recommendations for setback variance.

The City’s Guide for Developing Near Streams outlines the streamside development review process.