Success Stories

February 25, 2021

Some Projects Require Integrated Planning

Plan20-50 Integrated planning
and some don’t.

Across our growing region, municipalities are planning for the future through their local planning processes. A regional plan does not take away from the local processes, or the need to plan locally. A regional plan ensures that local plans can be coordinated where one municipality supports and enhances its neighbours’ plans. This is detailed in Plan20-50’s Integrated Communities and Infrastructure Policy Area.

A regional approach can identify and plan for the infrastructure we need to support our economy and way of life. It allows us to take a bird’s eye view of what’s happening on the ground today and what’s anticipated for the future.

Strong communities offer housing choices, local employment opportunities, regional transportation networks, recreation and leisure activities, while protecting and preserving valuable resources—like agricultural lands and water—for future generations.

We’re building a plan to improve quality of life in our communities.

Important economies of scale can be reached when municipalities explore shared approaches to service delivery—creating efficiencies and savings that can be locally reinvested. A regional plan is key to addressing future infrastructure needs that aren’t limited by municipal borders—such as next-generation Internet, transportation corridors, and sustainable sewer and water.

These infrastructure needs require regional collaboration. Draft Plan20-50 will support integrated planning and infrastructure investment to increase our economic competitiveness and create connected, safe, and vibrant communities.

That’s why Draft Plan20-50 is so important.

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