Opportunities to engage with the City’s sustainable growth strategy

Opportunities to engage with the City’s sustainable growth strategy

With Winnipeg on pace to grow by over 160,000 people in the next 20 years, the City of Winnipeg is determining how our city should grow in way that builds community, improves quality of life, and ensures sustainability for the environment. The blueprint for how Winnipeg should grow has been detailed in strategic planning initiatives that the City is now looking for Winnipeg residents to share their views on. 

The City has developed its strategy for sustainable growth in two interconnected planning initiatives: 

OurWinnipeg – The City’s 25-year development plan, which provides the vision, goals, and policies intended to influence leadership and good governance related to land use decisions. It also sets priorities, outlines the delivery of City services, how residents get around the city, and decisions about how Winnipeg grows. OurWinnipeg is the City’s development plan, as required by provincial legislation as serves as an overarching framework for development.

Complete Communities – Building on policies set out in OurWinnipeg, Complete Communities is a citywide secondary plan that guides growth, development, and land use in Winnipeg in a more detailed fashion. 

Information and engagement opportunities for these initiatives are being presented together to deliver a complete picture of how these planning documents propose to achieve the City’s goals for sustainable growth. The opportunity to engage online with the City of Winnipeg on these important initiatives will continue until Monday, August 10, 2020. In light of current restrictions on in-person events, online discussion sessions will be held for both projects to present some of the main topics of discussion, and allow for questions to be asked of the project teams at the following times: 

Topic: OurWinnipeg: Sustainable Development Goals Format: Zoom meeting. Date: Wednesday, July 22
Time: 7p.m. – 8:30p.m. (90 min) 

Topic: Complete Communities: Growing Sustainably Format: Zoom meeting
Date: Wednesday, July 29
Time: 7p.m. – 8:30p.m. (90 min) 

To register and attend one of these sessions, please email city-engage@winnipeg.ca at least one day before the event you would like to attend. 

For more information on OurWinnipeg and Complete Communities, and to view the draft documents, please visit winnipeg.ca/ourwinnipeg. To share your thoughts on how Winnipeg’s future is envisioned through these initiatives, please visit: winnipeg.ca/ourwinnipeg2045

For inquiries or those who require alternate formats, interpretation, or any additional accommodations to participate, please contact city-engage@winnipeg.ca or (204) 986-4243.