NIAGARA 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
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.
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
HOW WE FLOW
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
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.
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.
905-980-6000 ext. 3319