Interested in being a part of the Colwood development process?

The City of Colwood is seeking to fill one (1) vacancy on the Board of Variance. The purpose of the Board of Variance is to make decisions on minor development variances where compliance with the land use regulations would cause undue hardship.

Please submit an application form and resume to the Corporate Services Department:

•    Email:
•    Mail or deliver to: City of Colwood, 3300 Wishart Road, Victoria, BC  V9C 1R1

APPLICATION DEADLINE: 4:30 pm, Tuesday January 31, 2023.

The Board of Variance is a statutory committee comprised of three volunteer representatives appointed by Council and meets on the last Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm.  The Board of Variance has the power to grant minor variances from the Zoning Bylaw in situations where compliance respecting the siting, dimension, or size of a building or structure would cause a person undue hardship. Decisions cannot conflict with other matters such as Land Title Act covenants, phased development agreements, permits or land use contracts or floodplain bylaw specifications.

Board of Variance members cannot be a member of the local government, an officer or employee of the local government.

The Board of Variance is required by Section 536 the Local Government Act of B.C. and is formed in accordance with the Bylaw 1747 - City of Colwood Board of Variance Bylaw, 2019.

Board of Variance Membership

  • David Adair, Citizen Member
  • Dumitru Streza, Citizen Member
  • Vacant, Citizen Member

Staff Points of Contact

  • Yazmin Hernandez, Manager of Development Services
  • Kelsea Fielden, Planning Technician 

For more information please refer to Bylaw 1747 - City of Colwood Board of Variance Bylaw, 2019