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Media Release
For Immediate Release​

LSRCA applauds province on coordinated land use review

Focus is on building complete communities

Newmarket, ON – May 11, 2016 – Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) is pleased with yesterday’s provincial release of proposed changes to four key land use planning documents: the Greenbelt Plan, the Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe, the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Oak Ridges Moraine Plan.

“We applaud the province and Minister McMeekin on this important milestone in the review process,” says Aurora Mayor Geoffrey Dawe, Chair of LSRCA. “Undertaking a coordinated review like this requires significant effort and commitment, and demonstrates recognition that these key pieces of legislation need to work together to manage growth, protect the environment and support sustainable communities. These are principles that support our vision for the Lake Simcoe watershed,” he added.

LSRCA staff and board members will now take time to review the proposed changes to see how they align with the comments provided by the Authority during the first round of consultations. The next step in the coordinated land use planning review involves a second round of consultations and a number of public open houses. The deadline for second-round comments on the proposed amendments to the four plans is September 30, 2016.

Information provided by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing identifies one public open house ​planned in the Lake Simcoe watershed. It is planned to take place in the City of Barrie on Monday June 6, from 5 – 8pm.

Read the provincial announcement, Ontario Proposing To Grow the Greenbelt with links to all the proposed documents.


It is the mission of the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority to work with our community to protect and restore the Lake Simcoe watershed by leading research, policy and action.

Media Contact:
Sue Jagminas
Corporate Communications
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA)
Phone: 905-895-1281, ext. 264
Toll Free: 1-800-465-0437
Email: s.jagminas@LSRCA.on.ca