Official Plan Final Approval

This week at Council, we gave final approval on a 5-1 vote (Councillor Gilliland opposed and Councillor Weese absent) for our updated Official Plan for the Town of Aurora (subject to the appeal period). This document is more than a series of policies and maps; it is the guide for our community’s growth and development over the next decade.

This plan is the result of extensive consultations with residents, businesses, and stakeholders, reflecting the diverse voices and aspirations of our town. Together, we have crafted a blueprint that balances progress with preservation, ensuring that Aurora remains a place where future generations can thrive.

We have implemented policies that protect our natural environment while promoting appropriate growth. By prioritizing sustainable development, we are not only safeguarding our environment but also enhancing the quality of life for all Aurorans. Additionally, we have carefully planned growth in strategic areas such as our Major Transit Station Area (MTSA) around the GO and in our promenade area, continuing the revitalization of our downtown core while preserving our heritage.

The policies developed in the updated Official Plan will build on what makes our town great. We are committed to ensuring that growth is managed responsibly, avoiding overdevelopment, and maintaining a balanced approach that fits the unique character of our community. This will help Aurora continue to be a great place for work-life balance.

I am excited about Aurora’s continued positive growth over the next ten years. I look forward to working with residents and Council to see our collective vision become a reality and our town continue to be one of the best places to live, not only in Ontario but in Canada. #LeadershipThatGetsThingsDone

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