Growth Management
All Niagara Region projects

About the Project

Niagara is growing, and proper management of this growth will impact quality of life in the region. To manage future growth, we're creating a new Niagara Official Plan. The plan is a long-range, policy planning document to shape Niagara’s physical, economic and social development.

The new Niagara Official Plan will be informed by inter-related background studies relating to growth management, and rural and natural systems.

Background Studies

Growth management background studies include a:

Land Needs Assessment

A land needs assessment will assess how much land is needed for residents and employment growth to 2041.

Urban Structure

A regional urban structure will identify and describe strategic areas to direct growth. These structures are best served by a combination of transportation, transit, community infrastructure, and services.

Housing Strategy

A housing strategy will help to promote an appropriate range and mix of housing types. This will provide choice, aging-in-place opportunities and affordability.

Employment Lands Strategy

An employment lands strategy will identify and protect a sufficient supply of land for employment uses to meet market demands.

Project Timeline

2018 - completed
Initiated project

Complete background studies

Develop draft policies and mapping

Draft Niagara Official Plan


David Heyworth
Official Plan Policy Consultant
905-980-6000 ext. 3476
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