Fairwinds is a private development in a designated rural area. Background of the land management and history of the Fairwinds community can be found with the Regional District of Nanaimo. Management of many parts of our community have evolved over many developers. On July 22, 2014, the Regional District of Nanaimo Board of Directors adopted the Lakes District and Schooner Cove Zoning Amendment Bylaws No. 500.384, 500.385 and 500.388 and Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 1692 (PDA Bylaw).

The adopted bylaws establish the zoning and community water and sewer standards for the long-term phased development of a range of residential housing types and densities, regional and community parks and trails, local commercial shops and services, and a mixed-use village and marina with a publicly accessible waterfront boardwalk and pathways, in accordance with the Lakes District and Schooner Cove Neighbourhood Plans in Nanoose.

Subsequently, in 2017, amendments were made to the Schooner Cove plan which became the Fairwinds Landing comprehensive development. Currently Fairwinds Landing including the Westerly condominiums complex, is scheduled for 2020 completion.

Below are some valuable links to the planning overviews of our area.

Electoral Area E – Nanoose, Fairwinds & Red Gap Nanoose Bay Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 1400, 2005 

Fairwinds Lakes District Regional Park Management Plan 2015-2025

District Boundary and Future Parkland Map