Research

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The City of Kimberley has published a number of informative reports and brochures pertaining to local issues and concerns – such as planning and visioning documents, resources regarding urban deer, strategies for combatting climate change and increasing affordable housing, financial reports, and more.

Access the complete list of reports, brochures, plans, and strategy documents.

Below are some of the key documents that provide an overview of Kimberley and its direction.

Integrated Community Sustainability Plan 

The City of Kimberley has adopted the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) as our highest-level guide for decision-making. It articulates Kimberley’s vision for a bright, sustainable future – and strategies for making that future a reality. Read the plan, or learn more about the process on the City's website.

Official Community Plan

Kimberley’s Official Community Plan is a comprehensive overview of Kimberley’s goals, objectives and policies that help to define our community.

Its purpose is to articulate a framework for success through thoughtful development, attention to social, cultural, educational, and health needs, environmental stewardship, reliable infrastructure, effective governance, and an engaged and informed population.

The plan was created in 2005, shortly after Kimberley began its transition from a mining economy to a tourist economy. It has helped to ensure that local decision-making takes a long-term view of Kimberley’s success as a community.

Corporate Strategic Plan

Strategic Priorities

While all the services provided by the City are important, given limited resources, it is important to focus efforts on certain services, processes or projects that are either performing below a level acceptable to the community or have the capability to propel the community faster towards achieving its vision. 

Council has identified Strategic Priorities divided into Strategic Goal categories. Improvements in these areas will have a system wide impact, increasing both effectiveness and efficiency across all of the City’s programs and services.  The Strategic Goals & Priorities support moving towards the community’s vision, in an appropriately flexible manner, while providing a reasonable return on investment.

The 11 Strategic Priorities are:

  • Kimberley Branding
  • Marketing Industrial Lands
  • Attracting an Economic Anchor
  • Developing Regional Partnerships
  • Identifying Alternative Energy Opportunities
  • Implementing a Corporate Structure Review
  • Enhancing Kimberley’s Communication Strategy
  • Improving Kimberley’s Corporate Planning and Reporting System
  • Implementing a Service Review
  • Improving Kimberley’s Infrastructure Sustainability

Read the Corporate Strategic plan here.  

Kimberley's Cultural Plan

Kimberley is a creative community. We take pride in our unique culture, and we’re constantly inspired to help it evolve and grow.

Our amazing local talent includes world-class writers, photographers and visual artists, talented performers, unique artisans – plus an enthusiastic community of amateur artists of all kinds! Kimberley’s residents have a reputation for volunteerism, and this community spirit has lead to the creation of numerous festivals and events that truly set Kimberley apart from other mountain communities in the region. Kimberley locals – whether they’ve grown up here or just arrived – have a strong connection to the history and heritage of the community, interacting with the overall community identity through local heritage sites and resources.

The Kimberley Cultural Plan captures our community’s vision for an abundant, thriving arts, culture and heritage scene.