What Are Your Thoughts on our Growth Options?

April 12, 2022 marked the official release of our draft Land Needs Assessment (LNA) (Report PDL-CPL-22-11) and we are excited to continue some important conversations with members of our community around how they see our region accommodating forecasted population and employment growth - we are expecting to add approximately 300,000 new residents and 178,000 new jobs to this community over the next 30 years.

A LNA is basically a document, based on an analysis of required technical information and calculations, that helps us determine how much land we may need in the future. The draft LNA took direction from Council in Fall 2021 and presents three growth options for community area and two growth options for employment area.

Over the next six weeks (April 12 to May 27, 2022), we would like to invite you to join us at any or all of the following:

  • Join us for a virtual, interactive Q & A session with Regional staff. Staff will provide a short overview of the draft LNA and then invite participants to breakout rooms for more focused conversation. To register, please select a registration link, below. Both sessions will provide the same information

  • A live-stream of an All-Council (Regional and Area Municipal councillors) Education session on Friday, April 29, 2022 from 1-3pm (link TBD);

  • A Special Public Input Meeting is being scheduled for mid-May. This meeting will provide an opportunity for you to delegate in front of Regional Council and share your thoughts, ideas, feedback, and concerns about the draft LNA and associated growth options.

  • participate in a brief, four-question survey that asks for your thoughts on the growth options. The responses we receive through this survey, and through all engagement between April 12-May 27, 2022, will be summarized and presented to Regional Council in mid-June.

  • Regional staff are also available to meet with you (individually or as a group), upon request, to answer any questions or provide clarification on the growth options. Please feel free to reach out to regionalofficialplanreview@regionofwaterloo.ca, and we can work together to find a time to discuss this project further.

We look forward to working together with you, with our colleagues, and with other community members to help Waterloo Region reach its full potential! Please keep an eye on this page, as we will be posting more information in the coming weeks.

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
<span class="translation_missing" title="translation missing: en-US.projects.blog_posts.show.load_comment_text">Load Comment Text</span>