Opportunity to help shape Niagara’s growth and prosperity

Niagara Region is looking for volunteers to serve on a new Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) that will provide input into the development of Niagara Region’s new Official Plan.  Eight spots on the committee are available.

The new Official Plan is a policy document that will play a key role in how Niagara grows and prospers. It will guide where and how municipalities grow, address sustainable development, urban design, opportunities for employment, transportation network and infrastructure, transit, protect significant environmental systems and features, and address climate change.

Preference will be given to applicants who have expert knowledge or experience as a:

  • ​Policy and program researcher or consultant
  • Architect, urban planner or land surveyor
  • Contractor or supervisor, agriculture and related operations and services
  • University professor or college instructor
  • Developer or home builder

The PAC will provide advice to Regional Council and staff regarding the development of the new Official Plan.  Committee members will play a leadership role in reviewing information and commenting on special projects related to the new Official Plan.  Term of membership is 2 years.  Meetings will be held in the evening, occur bi-monthly and will be approximately two hours long. 

Members of the PAC cannot be existing local municipal, regional or provincial council members or staff.  Applicants should apply as individuals and not as representatives of organizations.

Apply online for the Planning Advisory CommitteeDeadline to apply is January 12, 2018.


"The Planning Advisory Committee will play an important role advising Council on the best and most effective policies that will shape how Niagara grows and develops. We encourage all interested individuals to consider this excellent opportunity to contribute to the success of our region. "
~ Alan Caslin, Niagara Regional Chair


Darrell Neufeld
Niagara Region
905-980-6000 ext. 3813

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