Working Together to Shape Halton’s Future: Regional Council approves Strategic Action Plan 2015-2018

I am pleased to announce that on April 1, 2015, Regional Council approved the Halton Region Strategic Action Plan 2015-2018. The Plan establishes the Region’s strategic direction and priorities for the current council term and focuses on delivering high-quality, cost-efficient programs and services that reflect the evolving needs of the Halton community.

In developing the Plan, Regional Council undertook a public engagement and consultation process over several months with residents, businesses, community partners and staff to collect feedback on key issues and priorities.  Through these channels, we heard what is important to the Halton community.

16 priorities grouped into six priority areas were identified as important to Halton residents. The six priority areas are:

  • Planning Healthy, Complete Communities
    Focuses on implementing Halton’s distinct approach to growth by planning complete, active, healthy communities served by high-quality infrastructure.
  • Growing the Regional Economy
    Focuses on supporting and sustaining a strong regional economy and agricultural sector.
  • Connecting People and Services
    Focuses on ensuring all residents have easy access to the services they require.
  • Governing for the Future
    Focuses on ensuring the Region continues to maintain a strong financial foundation.
  • Adapting to Climate Change
    Focuses on ensuring the Region is prepared to respond to weather-related events or emergencies.
  • Protecting the Natural Environment
    Focuses on protecting and enhancing the natural environment while reducing our ecological footprint.

I encourage all residents to review the Strategic Action Plan 2015-2018 for a glimpse at the priorities and the 96 specific, measurable actions. By working together, we have developed a plan that will shape Halton’s future over the next four years and ensure we keep Halton a great place to live.

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