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Public Engagement

Phase 1 - Foundations (completed in 2015)

The municipality held the first phase of public engagement on the Green Network Plan last spring, gathering more than 9,000 comments and ideas on issues of importance for the future open space network. That feedback was used to help identify issues and opportunities, and to develop value statements for five open space themes:

  • Ecosystems & Biodiversity
  • Working Landscapes
  • Recreation & Trails
  • Community Shaping
  • Cultural Landscapes

The What We Heard Report Phase 1 – Foundations provides an overview of engagement activities and a summary of the input received during the first phase. The ‘Feedback Sunburst’ is an interactive tool that allows viewers to look more closely at the community input.

Phase II - Planning Directions (completed spring 2016)

The second phase of public engagement for the new Halifax Green Network Plan began on Wednesday, March 30, 2016. This phase of work will be critical in shaping the core planning directions for the conservation and use of both public and privately-owned open space lands and waters.

Municipal staff and consultants from O2 Planning + Design hosted eight public engagement meetings. Each session began with a presentation of the work to date, key findings and proposed broad-scale planning directions. There was an opportunity to ask questions and an open house session gathered further feedback. If you were unable to attend any of the meetings,an online survey will be open until May 15, 2016. This input will shape the third and final phase of the Plan’s development, which will commence later this spring.

Were you unable to attend any of the meetings? Still interested in the presentation? Check out this video of the presentation: