|Year to Date||Annual|
|Budget||Actual||Budget vs. Actual Variance Favourable/(Unfavourable)||Budget||Forecast||Budget vs. Forecast Variance Favourable/(Unfavourable)|
|Operational & Supply||1||9||-7||(561.8%)||3||10||-7||(280.9%)|
|Occupancy & Infrastructure||0||0||0||0.0%||0||0||0||0.0%|
|Equipment, Vehicles, Technology||18||26||-8||(45.4%)||36||45||-8||(22.7%)|
|Partnership, Rebate, Exemption||3,137||515||2,622||83.6%||3,832||3,074||758||19.8%|
|Federal & Provincial Grants||-13||-50||38||(300.0%)||-50||-50||0||0.0%|
|By-Law Charges & Sales||-511||-552||41||(8.0%)||-1,022||-1,033||11||(1.1%)|
|Total Intercompany Charges||-145||-144||-1||0.7%||-290||-289||-1||0.4%|
|Net Expenditure (Revenue) Before Transfers & Indirect Allocations||5,607||1,887||3,720||66.4%||7,921||6,884||1,037||13.1%|
|Transfers To Funds||0||0||0||0.0%||0||766||-766||0.0%|
|Indirect Allocations & Debt|
|Capital Financing Allocation||564||560||4||0.8%||632||628||4||0.7%|
|Total Indirect Allocations & Debt||1,011||1,028||-17||(1.6%)||1,648||1,742||-94||(5.7%)|
|Net Expenditure (Revenue) After Transfers & Indirect Allocation||2,814||-889||3,704||131.6%||5,215||5,038||177||3.4%|
Planning & Development is operating a year-to-date surplus before indirect allocations of $3,720 and forecasting a total surplus before indirect allocations of $271. The following factors have contributed to these variances:
The favourable year-to-date and forecasted variance of $420 and $464 is due to the timing of launching program changes approved with in the 2017 budget and managing vacancies. This has resulted in delays to the Regional Official Plan and other special projects.
The favourable year-to-date variance of $842 is due to timing of consulting expenditures involving the economic incentive review, growth analytics and the new urban structure, and the new Regional official plan.
The favourable year-to-date and forecasted variance of $2,622 and $759 relates to incentive payments awaiting project completion and unspent grants for Waterfront Investment Program ($766) which has been transferred back to the reserve.
The unfavourable year-to-date and forecasted variance of $226 and $183 primarily relates to a lower transfer of development charge revenue which is being used to partially fund the Municipal Comprehensive Review and Official Plan including related compensation and consulting dollars.
The unfavourable forecasted variance of $766 relates to unspent funds in the Waterfront Investment Program transferred back to the reserve.
Planning & Development provides land use planning, development review, growth management policy and implementation services, capacity planning, water and wastewater master planning, complex development engineering, legal agreements for development and growth infrastructure planning to the local area municipalities, Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority (NPCA), development industry and other Regional departments. The department also provides Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code (regulation of outside sewage system) services to nine of the twelve local area municipalities.
Planning & Development provides land use planning, development review, growth management policy and implementation services, capacity planning, water and wastewater master planning, development engineering, development agreements and growth infrastructure planning. The department also provides Part 8 of the Ontario Building Code (regulation of on-site septic/sewage system) services to nine of the twelve local area municipalities.
The "Niagara 2041" growth strategy involves the following primary components:
Leading/Supporting Regional Council's Strategic Priorities
Supporting Local Communities, Fostering Great Development
Building Great Communities - Urban Design