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Aurora's Official Plan Review is Officially Launching!

Please see the published notice below, and join us to kick-off the Official Plan Review at Town Hall on Tuesday February 11, 2020

Open House Drop-In: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. 

Special Meeting of Council: 7 p.m. ( See Agenda )

Add this meeting to your calendar now!

About the Official Plan Review

Aurora is growing. Our population as of mid 2019 is approximately 62,800 people, and is expected to reach about 79,000 people by 2041. In order to plan for and accommodate this growth, we are reviewing and updating our Official Plan.

The Official Plan is one of the Town's primary tools to direct the actions of local government, shape development decisions and manage growth in the short and long- term.

The Official Plan Review will look at:

  • How residential and employment growth will occur and where;
  • How to enhance and promote complete, vibrant and healthy communities;
  • How to plan for the impacts of climate change and meet climate change and environmental targets;
  • How to promote, enhance and protect our stable neighbourhoods and heritage assets;
  • How people and goods move in and out of Aurora;
  • How to promote, protect and enhance natural areas and green spaces;
  • Conform with provincial and regional policies; and,
  • Align with municipal objectives for providing municipal service to meet the needs of a growing community.

See the 2010 Official Plan.

Report to General Committee

A Staff Report was presented to General Committee introducing the Official Plan review on December 3, 2019.

The report recommends that Staff give public notice for a Special Meeting of Council to initiate the Official Plan Review. The report also recommends that Staff come back to the Committee following the Special Meeting of Council with a summary of the feedback received through the public consultation process to inform the development of a work program. 

Keep an eye out for an invitation to attend and provide your feedback at the Public Open House in 2020. Notice will be provided in the local newspaper, on social media, the Official Plan Review webpage, and by e-mail to those that have signed up for e-mail notifications.

Prize Awarded to lucky participant!

Thank you to all who participated in the various Official Plan Review Planner Pop-up Events held across the Town, filled out a survey, and submitted their email address for a chance to win a $50.00 gift card. Over 300 members of the community stopped by to speak to Staff about the Official Plan Review, and over 120 participants filled out the survey. The results of the feedback received through this initial phase of the Official Plan Review will be summarized in a report to Council in 2020, so stay tuned!

 

Know someone who might be interested in this Study? Help us spread awareness and knowledge by signing up for e-mail notification. You can sign up by sending us an email at officialplanreview@aurora.ca or clicking on one of the links below.  

On Twitter? Provide your input using the hashtags #townofauroraopr and #buildingaurora2gether.

 

Official Plan email

Public Engagement Events

Tuesday, February 11: Official Plan Review Open House and Special Meeting of Council

 

 

Questions or comments?

Email officialplanreview@aurora.ca

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