The Region of Niagara is currently working on updating their Official Plan. This plan was last updated in 1970. The directors of the Niagara Federation of Agriculture have been working with the Region of Niagara highlighting the importance of the agriculture industry and encouraging the Region to make changes that will have a positive impact on the industry. The last public consultations for the Official Plan are listed below. There is also a list of links to 2020 recordings and presentations.

The directors of the Niagara Federation of Agriculture encourage you to register for one of the upcoming virtual public information meetings listed below concerning the changes to the upcoming new Niagara Official Plan. In many ways this plan may affect how we farm in the future in Niagara.

More information about the Niagara Official Plan can be found at Creating a New Niagara Official Plan – Niagara Region, Ontario  

Read about the draft policies in more detail:

Virtual Public Information Centres – New Niagara Official Plan

A series of virtual public information centres have been scheduled to present and discuss more about key draft policy directives and core policy content that is intended to be part of the Niagara Official Plan. Updates on other key sections of the official plan will also be provided.

All public information centres are at 6 p.m.

Public information centres
Official Plan sections Date Registration
Growing Region Wednesday, June 9 Register for Growing Region
Vibrant Region Thursday, June 10 Register for Vibrant Region
Competitive Region Wednesday, June 16 Register for Competitive Region
Connected Region Thursday, June 17 Register for Connected Region
Sustainable Region Wednesday, June 23 Register for Sustainable Region


Fall 2020 recordings and presentations
Official Plan topics Recordings Presentations
Natural environment – natural heritage system (information and options) Natural Heritage System video

Sept. 23 presentation

Sept. 23 comments

Natural environment – water resource system (Information and options) and watershed plan Water Resource System video

Sept. 24 presentation

Sept. 24 comments

Regional structure, land needs, growth allocations, settlement area boundary review and housing Growth Management

Oct. 7 presentation

Oct. 7 comments

District and secondary plans, urban design, employment lands Employment Lands and Community Planning

Oct. 8 presentation

Oct. 8 comments

Rural and agriculture, mineral and aggregate resources, archaeology and culture Agriculture, Aggregates and Archaeology

Oct. 20 presentation

Oct. 20 comments

Infrastructure, water and wastewater, transportation Transportation and Servicing

Oct. 21 presentation

Oct. 21 comments

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