Development Cost Charges (DCC’s) are fees levied on new development to help finance the cost of upgrading or providing infrastructure services, and the cost of acquiring or developing parkland to support the new development.
Bowen Island Municipality has been collecting DCCs for acquisition of park lands. These DCC’s must be paid by Subdivision applicants if their proposed subdivision is within certain zones on Bowen Island. Please see Community Parks Acquisition Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 905, 1998 for more info.
Regional Transportation DCC
Since 2020, Bowen Island Municipality, on behalf of Translink, is required to collect the Regional Transportation DCC for all building permits issued and subdivisions approved on Bowen Island. This means that an additional fee on top of the BIM building permit and/or subdivision fees must be paid, per the fee structure below:
Are there any exceptions?
There are a number of exemptions, waivers and reductions that may apply. Please see Translink.ca for a complete list.
How does this benefit Bowen?
Bowen Island is within Translink’s Transportation Service Region. This DCC contributes to the regional share of funding for paying for growth related expansion and upgrade projects in Translink’s 10-Year Vision. These projects will benefit many Bowen Island residents and commuters who travel to the Lower Mainland, helping create greater transit capacity that will attract greater transit ridership, which in turn will also assist in lowering traffic congestion throughout the region. That means more transit, better roads, safer cycling and pedestrian access for everyone.