The 10-year review

The Minister of Infrastructure is required to review the Growth Plan at least every 10 years after the plan comes into force.[1] Given the delays in adopting the provisions of the Growth Plan into the official plans of all 110 municipalities, at the time of the 2016 review, some municipalities may have had fewer than three years’ experience in implementing its requirements – or none at all. Complicating matters, the Minister of Infrastructure has given the upper- and single-tier municipalities until June 17, 2018, to incorporate the growth forecasts to 2041, introduced through Growth Plan Amendment No. 2 in 2013. Nevertheless, it is hoped that the review may address some of the concerns raised in this report.

 

[1] Growth Plan, Section 5.2, and Places to Grow Act, Section 9(1).