Planning & Sustainability

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Regional Official Plan (ROP) Documents
Certain policies of the Halton Region Official Plan as amended by Regional Official Plan Amendment No. 38 (ROPA 38) are now in force and effect. Visit the Regional Official Plan (ROP) Documents page to access the new February 18, 2014 Interim Office Consolidation of the ROP and learn more.


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ROP Guidelines
Halton Region has prepared a set of Guidelines to aid in the implementation of the Regional Official Plan.  Visit the ROP Guidelines webpage for more information.


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ROPA 43 – HPBATS / GTA West Corridor Protection
Halton Region is preparing a Regional Official Plan Amendment (ROPA) to implement a corridor protection area for the Halton Peel Boundary Area Transportation Study (HPBATS) / Greater Toronto Area (GTA) West Study Area. Visit the ROPA 43 webpage for more information.


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Ministry of Infrastructure - Proposed Amendment 2 to the Growth Plan
The Ministry of Infrastructure has released Proposed Amendment 2 (PDF file) to the Growth Plan, 2006 that proposes to extend the population and employment forecasts for Halton Region from 2031 to 2041. A Technical Report (PDF file) provides background information regarding the forecasts and the methods used to create them. For further information visit the Places to Grow webpage (external link).


View the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Notice of Decision on ROPA 38

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing Notice of Decision on ROPA 38
The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has released the Notice of Decision on ROPA 38 (November 24, 2011). View the decision (PDF file) for further details. The Ministry received 41 appeals to ROPA 38.  View the appeal letters for further details.


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Employment Survey Data Available Through the GeoEmployment Viewer
The GeoEmployment Viewer is a web mapping application that allows you to view summarized, Halton-specific, employment statistics gathered through our annual Employment Survey. Within the viewer you can zoom, map, create data-rich reports and conduct analysis. Learn more about the Employment Survey and the GeoEmployment Viewer.


Learn more about 2010 Best Sustainability Practices in Halton and elsewhere

2010 Best Sustainability Practices
Profiles of successful sustainability initiatives in Halton Region municipalities and elsewhere.
Learn more (PDF file)


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Building a Better Halton 
Building a Better Halton is the Region’s infrastructure construction plan for roads, water, wastewater and waste management projects. Find out more about BBH and construction in Halton Region.


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Upcoming Public Information Centres (PICs) 
Public consultation is an important part of the planning process for proposed construction projects. Find more information on upcoming Public Information Centres.


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Transportation Master Plan 
The 'Transportation Master Plan (2031) - The Road to Change' was initiated in January 2010. The purpose of the study is to develop a sustainable, integrated transportation plan to the year 2031. More Information


Sustainable Halton Water & Wastewater Master Plan

Sustainable Halton Water and Wastewater Master Plan 
The 'Sustainable Halton Water & Wastewater Master Plan - Servicing our Communities and our Environment' was initiated in May 2010. The purpose of the study is to develop a comprehensive water and wastewater strategy to service the existing needs of Halton Region as well as approved population and employment growth to 2031 according to the targets set out in the Places to Grow Growth Plan (2005). More Information


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Recreational Boating Feasibility and Capacity Study 
Halton Region, in partnership with the Town of Oakville and the City of Burlington, is currently conducting a study to determine whether or not additional harbour capacity is warranted within Halton. More Information