On behalf of Regional Council, I am happy to announce Halton Region’s 2010 Progress Report is now available online at www.halton.ca/progressreport. I encourage residents to read the report which highlights a number of significant achievements marked by Halton Region in 2010.
- In December, Halton Region held the inaugural meeting of the 2010-2014 Regional Council and began the journey of fulfilling the mandate on which we were elected by the citizens of the Region.
- As part of our commitment to creating sustainable communities, the Region invested $362 million in infrastructure in 2010 to build a better Halton. We also launched Building a Better Halton, our infrastructure plan for Halton Region. Through this plan, we began upgrades and adding to our infrastructure to reduce commute times, provide a high-quality water supply to new communities, and completed preventive maintenance on key services such as wastewater pipes.
- Halton Region placed a focus on sustainability in 2010 and became the first Region Municipality in Canada to adopt local sustainable food procurement practices for its municipal food services. A new Outdoor Water Use Program– Know Your Colour, Know Your Limits – encouraged residents to be mindful of their outdoor water use during the summer.
- The Region undertook a number of affordable housing developments in 2010, including the start of construction on two new seniors’ residences in Burlington and Milton (), and the opening of two more seniors’ residences, Bonnie Place II in Burlington and the Residences of St. Andrew’s Georgetown in Halton Hills.
Throughout the 2010 Progress Report, you will read about many of the achievements and initiatives undertaken at the Region and in the community. Regional Council will continue to focus on the programs and services residents have told us are top priorities, to ensure Halton remains one of the best places in Canada to live, work, raise a family, and retire.
Printed copies of the 2010 Progress Report can be requested through Access Halton at 905-825-6000, toll free at 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866), or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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