Chair's Corner – Halton Region, Ontario

Construction springs into action across Halton

In my last post, I talked about some key waste diversion initiatives taking place across the region as we make the transition from winter to spring.  As you start to enjoy more outdoor activities with your friends and family this spring, you can also expect to see increased construction activity across many of our municipalities.  As part of our Strategic Action Plan 2015 – 2018, Halton is committed to planning healthy, complete communities by investing in Regional assets, infrastructure and facilities, and many of our projects are already underway.

The Region is investing $2.9 billion in infrastructure over the next 10 years.  In 2015 alone, Halton has dedicated $194 million to water and wastewater projects throughout the region.  Another $120 million is being invested in transportation, waste management and planning, as part of our Approved 2015 Budget and Business Plan.

Here are just a few of the construction projects happening in Halton Region this spring:

Skyway Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), City of Burlington

Steeles Avenue, Town of Halton Hills

Britannia Road (Regional Road 6), Town of Milton

Mid Halton Wastewater Treatment Plant (MHWWTP), Town of Oakville

All of these projects represent part of the Region’s vision and mission to plan for communities where urban sprawl is minimized, where infrastructure is maximized, where natural heritage is protected and natural spaces and farmland are preserved. The overall goal is to enhance the quality of life for all people of Halton, and ensure Halton remains a great place to live, work, raise a family and retire.

For more information about regional construction projects, please visit halton.ca/construction or dial 311.

As always, if you have any Regional concerns or comments you would like to share, please feel free to email me at gary.carr@halton.ca. You can also find me on Twitter @garycarrhalton or on Facebook. To receive further updates on Regional issues, please subscribe to my quarterly e-newsletter, “The Carr Report.”