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  • Growth Management Strategy Options & Approaches Report released

    Monday, April 10, 2017
    Township News

    CENTRE WELLINGTON – Centre Wellington is growing!  We know that we live in a fantastic community, and the word is getting out.  Smart, balanced growth provides great opportunities. The purpose of the Growth Management Strategy (GMS) is to provide the proper tools to assist the Township to effectively manage where, when and how we grow so we can to retain our vibrant community and our high-quality of life in the future.

    The GMS is expected to provide the following benefits:

    • A long-term growth outlook for Centre Wellington;
    • A sustainable infrastructure approach in Centre Wellington;
    • Development certainty for affected stakeholders; and
    • Development Standards which will support planned growth and reflect the design principles of the Township.

    The Township has engaged Stantec Consulting Ltd. and Watson and Associates to undertake the preparation of a Growth Management Strategy to understand the implications of growth pressures on the Township and provide direction for future growth and infrastructure upgrading/extensions.  Stantec has completed the Options & Approaches Report for the GMS which presents three options for meeting the provincially mandated density target of 40 people and jobs per hectare.

    Residential Greenfield Density Options:

    1. Option # 1 - Status Quo
    2. Option # 2 - Consistency with Historical Built Form and Natural Environment
    3. Option # 3 - Shifting Density in Strategic Urban Areas

    The Township must also provide for employment growth to 2031.  The 2031 growth projected requires an additional 7,070 jobs in the Township. Employment growth is planned at 25 to 35 jobs per hectare.

    The Options & Approaches Report for the GMS is now on the Township's website for review.  Feedback on the options will be accepted until April 21 through the email address  Following that, the consulting team and the Township will consider the feedback received and complete a final draft report which identifies a preferred option, as well as recommendations for amendments to Township policy, regulations and guidelines to implement the preferred option. It is anticipated that this draft report will be presented to Council in May, with public consultation thereafter.



    Kendra Martin  | Communications Coordinator

    Township of Centre Wellington | 1 MacDonald Square, Elora, ON  N0B 1S0
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