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Chair's Corner


Planning for a sustainable future

Jul 04, 2019

Halton is a large, diverse and great place to live and work; it continues to be one of the fastest growing communities in Canada with the population expected to reach one million by 2041. To ensure responsible growth and a sustainable future, Halton Region undertakes comprehensive planning, works closely with its partners and creates policies that support informed land use decisions.
Our current Regional Official Plan provides a clear vision for Halton’s physical landscape while maintaining community character and sustainability. It sets out goals and objectives that reflect resident needs and preserves the quality of life that we collectively value. These include how and when communities may grow, natural heritage preservation, employment land opportunities and where vital infrastructure such as roads, water and wastewater systems are needed.

Regional Official Plan Review underway
To ensure we remain aligned with provincial policies and are responsive to current social, economic and demographic conditions, certain areas within the current Plan are officially under review, including:

I encourage you to learn more about Regional planning and the policy areas under review by visiting You can also stay up-to-date by signing up for email updates or emailing to ask questions about the Review process.

Thank you for your interest in this important process that will ensure the region remains a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton, LinkedIn or Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report”.