Have your say on Niagara’s new Official Plan this fall

This fall, Niagara residents have a chance to help shape the next 30 years of our community’s growth, as the Region gathers public input to help inform Niagara’s new Official Plan.

Niagara is set to grow to a minimum of 674,000 people by the year 2051. Targeted for completion by the end of 2021, the Niagara Official Plan will set out objectives and policies to shape Niagara’s physical development, while protecting what’s valuable.

Niagara is your community, and you have a say in its future. Beginning Sept. 23, you can provide your input into the plan through a series of online surveys and webinars, which cover topics ranging from our natural heritage and water resource systems, to urban design and employment lands, to agriculture, critical infrastructure, growth management and others.

Virtual Public Information Centres

Learn more about the key directives and core policy information that will inform the Niagara Official Plan through a series of six online Public Information Centres. Get informed, ask questions to the project team, and provide your input on how Niagara should grow.

Natural Environment - Natural Heritage System
Wednesday, Sept. 23, 6 p.m.

Natural Environment - Water Resource System
Thursday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m.

Growth Management - Growth Allocations, Settlement Area Boundary Review, Regional Structure, Land Needs, Housing
Wednesday, Oct. 7, 6 p.m.

District & Secondary Plans, Urban Design, and Employment Lands
Thursday, Oct. 8, 6 p.m.

Rural & Agriculture, Mineral Aggregate Resources, Archaeology & Culture
Tuesday, Oct. 20, 6 p.m.

Infrastructure, Water and Wastewater, Stormwater, Transportation
Wednesday, Oct.  21, 6 p.m.

Register for each session at www.niagararegion.ca/official-plan. Video recordings will also be available online following the sessions. Surveys on many of the above topics will also be rolled out through the fall, and will be hosted on the Region’s website.


"We know Niagara is growing, and will continue to grow over the next 30 years. The new Niagara Official Plan is our chance to guide where and how that growth will happen, and I look forward to engaging with our community throughout this important process."
~ Rino Mostacci, Commissioner, Planning and Development Services


Andrew Korchok
Niagara Region

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