About the Technical Report

The Technical Report provided to the Citizens’ Assembly was completed by Urban Systems Inc., who were retained by Duncan and North Cowichan to provide an independent assessment of the of key administrative, financial and service impacts amalgamation.

The report considers the impacts of amalgamation for one year time period. Any financial, administrative or regional impacts beyond one year were not considered in the Technical Report as it is impossible to gauge the decisions a future amalgamated municipal council may make.

What did the Technical Report Consider?

The Technical Report was extensive, totalling 123 pages. The report can be read in its entirety by downloading a copy here.  The report was organized into seven sections and includes:

    • An introduction;
    • An overview of Duncan and North Cowichan;
    • A financial overview;
    • Municipal administration and service impacts;
    • Financial impacts;
    • Regional District impacts; and,
    • Key considerations.