Halton Region is holding a virtual Statutory Public Meeting on September 15 at 11:30 a.m. for Regional Council to hear feedback from the community on the proposed amendment to the Halton Regional Official Plan to expand the Burlington Quarry. Nelson Aggregate Co. has applied to extend the license and extraction areas to the south and west of the existing quarry. The Burlington Quarry is located to the west of the hamlet of Mount Nemo in the City of Burlington.
“The application to expand the Burlington Quarry is currently under technical review with members of the Joint Agency Review Team (JART) which includes the City of Burlington, Conservation Halton and the Niagara Escarpment Commission,” said Halton Regional Chair Gary Carr. “We are all committed to ensuring the public can easily access information about the review process to submit timely input at each stage of review. We want to ensure the planning decisions reflect the needs of residents and their interests are protected throughout the application review process.”
JART is responsible for providing technical advice to each agency that reviews the application and is dedicated to ensuring policies and regulations are followed.
On May 14, 2020, Halton Region received an application from Nelson Aggregate Co. to amend the Halton Regional Official Plan to expand the Burlington Quarry by re-designating and identifying the subject lands as “Mineral Resource Extraction Area”. In addition to the Regional Official Plan Amendment application, the overall quarry expansion proposal involves applications with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry, the Niagara Escarpment Commission and the City of Burlington in order to extend the license and extraction areas to the south and west of the existing quarry lands.
Virtual Statutory Public Meeting details:
Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2021
Time: 11:30 a.m.
Zoom Meeting ID: 944 5326 2363 & Passcode: 354787
How to Join:
- Open the Zoom Application and use the Meeting ID & Passcode above.
- By phone: Call 1-855-703-8985 (Toll Free) or 1-647-374-4685 and use the Meeting ID and Passcode above.
The meeting will also be available as a livestream on halton.ca and the recording of the session will be posted after the meeting on the Mineral Aggregates page.
Members of the public, including Nelson Aggregate Co., are invited to provide written or oral submissions. If you would like to participate in the meeting, either by sending a written submission, or by making a verbal presentation via Zoom, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and Janice.Hogg@halton.ca by 12 p.m. on September 14, 2021. Advance registration is strongly encouraged for those who wish to make a verbal presentation during the meeting.
For more information about the application or the Statutory Public Meeting, please visit the Mineral Aggregates page on halton.ca.
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The Regional Municipality of Halton serves more than 595,000 residents in the City of Burlington, the Town of Halton Hills, the Town of Milton, and the Town of Oakville. Halton Region is committed to meeting the needs of its residents through the delivery of cost-effective, quality programs and services, including water and wastewater; Regional roads and planning; paramedic services; waste management; public health; social assistance; children’s and seniors’ services; housing services; heritage programs; emergency management and economic development. For more information, call 311 or visit Halton Region’s website at halton.ca.