The Proposed Amendment to the ROP

Staff have developed and published the proposed ROP amendment (PDL-CPL-22-24), which includes policies to implement the endorsed recommended approach to growth for the Region and revisions to the draft policies based on area municipal, stakeholder, and public feedback.

The proposed ROP amendment reflects the Region's strong commitment to inclusivity, thriving communities, and sustainability. The proposed amendment shows Waterloo Region’s leadership on climate action and equity through policies aligned to enable the community’s transformation into an equitable, prosperous, resilient low-carbon community over the next 30 years.

The proposed ROP amendment includes revisions in response to feedback received from the community since the release of the draft amendment on June 24, 2022. This includes feedback from the public information sessions held in early July, the statutory public open house on July 19, and the statutory public meeting on July 27. Most of the revisions are editorial nature to improve clarity and policy implementation. The more substantive policy changes are listed in the background section below, and further described in Attachment F.

Regional Planning and Works Committee will be virtually presented the recommendation report on Thursday, August 11th beginning at 3:30PM.

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