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Water, Wastewater and Transportation Integrated Master Plan


We are working on a new Integrated Master Plan to help support future water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure needs in Halton. As part of the first Public Information Centre (PIC), the community and other stakeholders can provide feedback to help inform our study.

About the project

The Integrated Master Plan will build on existing Regional water, wastewater and transportation systems and develop strategies to enable Local Municipal future growth targets to 2051.

The Integrated Master Plan will:

  • guide the management and development of the Region's water, wastewater and transportation systems (including the active transportation network and master plan);
  • maximize capacity, system flexibility and extend the life expectancy of Regional water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure; and
  • outline the strategies for maintaining and improving these critical systems to ensure we meet the needs of the community now and in the future.

The components of the plan are:

  1. Water – focused on the delivery of safe, clean drinking water to homes and businesses within the urban areas.
  2. Wastewater – addresses the collection and treatment of sewage from the urban areas before returning the treated water safely to the environment.
  3. Transportation – focuses on a Regional transportation network for transit users, active transportation (e.g., pedestrians and cyclists), cars and trucks that accommodates all users and all abilities.

Draft vision statements

The following proposed vision statements will help guide the Integrated Master Plan decision-making process:

Integrated Master Plan

Building a safe, equitable and sustainable future for the Region's Water, Wastewater and Transportation systems through responsible and proactive planning.

 Water and wastewater

Planning for a future water and wastewater system that is safe, efficient, resilient and prioritizes the environment.


Planning for a future Regional transportation system that is safe, continuous, connected and coordinated for users of all abilities.


Draft considerations

The following draft considerations will also help guide the Integrated Master Plan decision-making process:

  • Equitable Infrastructure Services – provide for water and wastewater services in urban areas and access to Regional transportation infrastructure.
  • Safe and Healthy Communities – support healthy and active lifestyles and community well-being.
  • Sustainability – balance social, environmental and economic goals to support growth in a sustainable manner.
  • Climate Change – all phases of Regional water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure planning must recognize and incorporate climate change.
  • Communication and Consultation – ensure the IMP process and strategies are clearly and openly communicated and consulted.
  • Integration of Planning for Regional Infrastructure – – ensure a coordinated approach to implementation of Regional water, wastewater, and transportation infrastructure.
  • Technical Innovation – include innovation in the development of Regional water, wastewater and transportation infrastructure strategies.

Study area

The Integrated Master Plan study area includes Halton’s four local municipalities: the City of Burlington, and the Towns of Halton Hills, Milton and Oakville. It includes the existing and future water and wastewater systems for urban areas and Regional transportation systems.


Public Information Centre materials

For detailed information about the study, check out our Public Information Centre presentation (PDF file). You can also watch or listen to our video recordings of the presentation below.

1. Introduction

Learn about the purpose of this PIC, what the study is about, the process and schedule, and the overall study area.

View introduction video transcript (PDF file)

2. Water and Wastewater

Learn about the opportunities and considerations for water and wastewater infrastructure.

View Water and Wastewater video transcript (PDF file)

3. Transportation

Learn about the opportunities and considerations for Regional transportation infrastructure.

View Transportation video transcript (PDF file)

4. Next steps

Learn about the upcoming study milestones, the next steps in the study, and how to provide your feedback on the material shared as part of this PIC.

View next steps video transcript (PDF file)


Learn more and share your feedback

We want to hear from you — help inform the Integrated Master Plan by taking our brief survey before end-of-day on January 2, 2024:

To find background information or download copies of notices and reports:

Please contact the project team to be added to the study mailing list or if you require information in an alternate format:

Next steps and anticipated timing


  • Summer 2022

    Notice of Commencement issued.

  • August 2023

    Project update.

  • November 27, 2023 to January 2, 2024

    Public Information Centre #1

    • Master planning process overview.
    • Problem and opportunity statement.
    • Baseline information, such as growth projections, existing systems and opportunities/considerations.
    • Gather public input and answer questions

    (We are here!)

  • Early winter, 2024

    Public Information Centre #1

    • Review and consider feedback from agencies, stakeholders and the public.
    • Consult, review and consider feedback from Indigenous Communities.


This study is being conducted in accordance with Phases 1 and 2 of the Municipal Class Environmental Assessment process (October 2000, as amended 2007, 2011, 2015 and 2023) which is approved under the Ontario Environmental Assessment Act, RSO. 1990.