Beginning on Nov. 30 the Region will host a series of Public Information Centres to get public input into several major initiatives related to how we GROW, how we FLOW and how we GO as a region.
Niagara 2041 Project – Launching third round of public engagementNIAGARA REGION - Beginning on Nov. 30 the Region will host a series of Public Information Centres to get public input into several major initiatives related to how we GROW, how we FLOW and how we GO as a region.
HOW WE GROW
The Municipal Comprehensive Review (MCR) has been looking at the land we have available across Niagara and how we will use this land to support anticipated growth across Niagara. Three potential growth strategies have been investigated in detail and have received input from the public and stakeholders. Through this consultation process a preferred growth strategy has been identified. The Region is now seeking feedback on the preferred growth strategy.
The Development Charges (DC) Background Study will be aligned with the strategic growth option from the Municipal Comprehensive Review and the infrastructure needs identified by the Master Servicing Plan and Transportation Master Plan. The DC Background Study is seeking input into how growth related infrastructure can be funded in a fiscally sustainable manner considering the tools and policies available.
HOW WE FLOW
The Waste and Wastewater Master Servicing Plan (MSP) will ensure Niagara has the infrastructure to provide critical water and wastewater service to our growing region. The MSP has evaluated growth and current infrastructure and is now looking for input into potential servicing alternatives for each of the Region’s water and wastewater systems. Depending on the current infrastructure and future growth needs in particular areas of the region, these service alternatives could include new or upgraded sewage pumping stations, building of new wastewater treatment plants or upgrades to existing treatment plants, increases to water storage capacity including new water storage facilities such as elevated tanks and the installation new pipe infrastructure.
HOW WE GO
The Transportation Master Plan is a comprehensive strategic planning document that defines policies, programs, and infrastructure improvements required to address transportation and growth needs from today through to 2041. Emerging issues, such as health, climate change and an aging population are affecting the way we travel. A plan is needed to ensure that this growth is accommodated in a sustainable way, and that transportation decisions foster economic prosperity. At the upcoming public information centres residents will receive an update on the project status and will have the opportunity to comment on the supporting strategies being developed to address long term transportation planning, as well as challenges and opportunities of the region’s transportation system.
The Public Information Centres will be held as follows:
Nov. 30, 2016
City of Niagara Falls
Gale Centre, 5152 Thorold Stone Rd.
Dec. 6, 2016
City of Thorold
Niagara Region Headquarters (Atrium)
1815 Sir Isaac Brock Way
Dec. 7, 2016
Town of Niagara-on-the-Lake
Community Centre, 14 Anderson Lane
Dec. 8, 2016
Town of Lincoln
Fleming Centre, 5020 Serena Dr.