ANNOUNCEMENT regarding the Halifax Green Network Plan:
HRM will be holding its final round of consultation on the HGNP in May and June. See below for the dates and times.
May 15, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – NSCC Waterfront Campus (Presentation Theatre) 80 Mawiomi Place, Dartmouth
May 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Atlantica Hotel Halifax (Guild Hall) 1980 Robie Street
May 17, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Ecole Secondaire du Sommet (Auditorium), 500 Larry Uteck Boulevard, Halifax
May 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m. – Eastern Shore District High School, 35 West Petpeswick Road, Musquodoboit Harbour
May 31, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Tantallon Public Library, 3646 Hammonds Plains Road
June 7, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Musquodoboit Valley Bicentennial Theatre & Cultural Centre, 12390 Hwy 224, Middle Musquodboit
June 8, 6:00-8:00 p.m. – Sheet Harbour Lions Club, 183 Pool Road, Sheet Harbour
We’re advocating for the HGNP to create a Greenbelt to protect all our beautiful natural landscapes across HRM from residential and commercial development. What we need to make a Greenbelt the reality are updated Land Use By-laws in the Regional Plan (RP) to create an “Environmental Reserve Zone”, and updated community plans and Growth Centres to protect the areas that are most at risk. The HGNP can make recommendations for all of these amendments to be made in the Regional Plan.
The Halifax Greenbelt.
Cities around the world use greenbelts
Ann Arbor, Austin, Bangkok, Bath, Beijing, Belgrade, Berlin, Boise, Boston, Bristol, Bruges, Budapest, Cambridge, Copenhagen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Hamilton, Islamabad, Lexington, London, Makati City, Melbourne, Miami-Dade County, Montreal, Moscow, Netherlands, Nottingham, Oslo, Ottawa, Oxford, Paris, Portland, Quebec City, Rennes, San Francisco, Santa Domingo, Sao Paulo, Seattle, Seoul, Shanghai, Sheffield, Staten Island, Stockholm, Tennessee, Toronto, Vienna, Vancouver…
to keep nature near, keep water clean
and to direct growth to our mainstreets where we need it.
And the time is right for Halifax to have one too.
All seven 2012 Mayoral candidates supported creating one for Halifax,
86% HRM Residents support creating a greenbelt,
– Corporate Research Associates
our 2014 Regional Plan has committed to greenbelting,
and it’s finally coming to fruition in the Halifax Green Network Plan.
Here’s why that’s great news:
5 Challenges the Greenbelt will help us solve:
1. Water Contamination
60% of monitored lakes in Halifax are “occasionally” or “frequently threatened or impaired”.
– Stantec Inc.