Changes are on the way for the development application process, as the City of Courtenay will soon pave the way for improved service for the development community.

That from Courtenay Mayor Larry Jangula on a new one window approach, providing a single point of contact for developers and centralizing services into one department.

This after some developers, including the owner of Crown Isle Golf Resort, spoke out about their applications getting bogged down in red tape…

Jangula was asked whether he fears some developers are giving up on the city for their projects and taking their investments to other communities, including Campbell River.

Jangula says any development application services that are currently provided by the Engineering and Public Works Department will be transferred to the Development Services Department, and a new  Subdivision and Development Servicing Division will be created within the department.

Engineering and Public Works will focus on core responsibilities of delivering utility and transportation services, with a focus on asset management.