Photo by: Janine Geddes


The mandate of the Planning Committee is to ensure that the natural environment and inherent beauty of Lake of Bays is maintained in perpetuity through the encouragement of sympathetic and sustainable development patterns and densities on private lands.

In pursuit of this mandate, the Planning Committee is principally concerned with identifying, evaluating and responding to land and waterfront development issues that confront the association as a whole. The committee also monitors existing and emerging land use policies of the various levels of government that can influence development trends on and around the lake. Where necessary, the committee may recommend that LOBA attempt to influence public policy to reflect the concerns of the association. In the event LOBA declares an interest, specific land use policies or development applications may be challenged through the various approval routes including the Ontario Municipal Board and the committee may assist in the coordination of these actions.