Why a Greenbelt?
Between 1992 and 2014, Halifax nearly doubled in area but only grew in population by a fifth. To ensure continued access to nature, livable communities, and lower our tax burden we must control the
sprawl of development. The solution is a greenbelt: laying out the
exact places where development should happen based on health, food, economy, and ecology. With strong, clear implementation, the Green Network Plan will allow us to direct development away from our most vulnerable natural areas.