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Oakville and regional councils call on province to expand Greenbelt

Oakville and regional councils call on province to expand Greenbelt 7 March 2018

Oakville and regional councils call on province to expand Greenbelt

Vote looking at Greenbelt expansion close at regional council with 12-9 result

Halton regional and Oakville city councils are calling on the province to expand the Greenbelt. 

A motion, brought forward by Oakville Mayor Rob Burton, asking the province to extend its study area for Greenbelt expansion was approved unanimously by Oakville council Feb. 27 and approved in a 12-9 vote at regional council on Feb. 21. 

The motion urges the province to expeditiously grow the Greenbelt by incorporating appropriate Whitebelt lands within the Greater Golden Horseshoe’s “inner ring” to protect Ontario’s limited freshwater and natural heritage features.

Residential development charges rising in Oakville

Residential development charges rising in Oakville 6 March 2018

Residential development charges rising in Oakville

Council passes bylaw to help make growth pay for itself

Residential development charges are on the rise in Oakville. 

The charges are applied to construction of new residential and industrial/commercial properties, and are charged to developers to pay for town capital projects that service new growth including roads, transit, sidewalks and street lights. 

Town council voted Tuesday, Feb. 27 to receive a Development Charges Background Study and pass a new development charges bylaw.

Chamber wants more housing density and intensification

Chamber wants more housing density and intensification 15 February 2018

Chamber wants more housing density and intensification

Vote Prosperity program urges businesses to lobby local candidates

The Oakville Chamber of Commerce launched a local letter writing campaign urging businesses to encourage their local provincial candidates to support the Ontario Chamber Network’s election platform, Vote Prosperity. 

To ensure economic prosperity is at the forefront of the 2018 provincial election, the Oakville Chamber of Commerce with the Ontario Chamber Network has developed 18 recommendations that will help bolster Ontario’s long-term economic outcomes.
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