CAMPBELL RIVER, B.C. – A second building inspector will help the city’s building community starting in December.

According to a release, the city council approved funding for an additional building inspector during pre-budget business presentations on November 20th. The second building inspector will help the city deal with a backlog of building and development permits and applications, as well as help the city keep up with anticipated future demands.

“Campbell River is still seeing high levels of construction with hundreds of new dwellings built in the past year. There’s a continued interest in new development as well, with many new subdivisions and multiple housing projects currently in the approval process,” wrote city manager Deborah Sargent in the release.

Sargent added Campbell River’s development services department is struggling to keep up in part due to only having one building inspector, but also because of increasing demand for service.

With the funding approval, the city will also be able to recruit a third building inspector soon.

The release also stated the funding source for the new position will be confirmed during financial planning meetings in the first week of December