Regional Plan Review

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The Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (the Regional Plan) sets out a common vision, principles and long-range, region-wide planning policies outlining where, when, and how future growth and development should take place between now and 2031.

The second five-year review is underway and work will continue into 2022.

The project team is finalizing the "What We Heard Report" on Phase 2 engagement for Regional Council’s consideration in fall, 2021. The municipality will conduct Phase 3 community engagement in winter/spring 2022.

This website is the place where you can access content, materials and supporting research for the Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy Plan Review. You can also find out about the project process, including public engagement activities. We welcome your input and participation in the process. Through the Regional Plan Review we are focused on the following ideas:


Themes and Directions

The Themes introduce the main overall topic areas and can be found in the Content and Webinars tab at the bottom of the page or you may click on this link. There are 11 themes in total which are briefly described and explained or you can read the entire theme in more detail. You may also dive deeper into issue papers that relate to the theme or read further into the background materials that helped to develop the theme.

Public Engagement

Phase 2 of our engagement process closed on July 16, 2021. The feedback we received will help provide focus and direction for future work during the project. You may still access the recorded webinars and FAQ pages.

If you have questions about the Regional Plan Review, you may still reach us at regionalplan@halifax.ca or by phone at 902-233-2501.

Regional Plan Webinars:

The Regional Plan Review team and content contributors hosted live virtual Q&A sessions on key topics including housing, social policy, climate change, the environment, mobility and long range planning. These events were recorded and posted under the Q&A Recorded Webinars sidebar. You may also click on the links below as the videos become available.

Topics included the following:



The Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy (the Regional Plan) sets out a common vision, principles and long-range, region-wide planning policies outlining where, when, and how future growth and development should take place between now and 2031.

The second five-year review is underway and work will continue into 2022.

The project team is finalizing the "What We Heard Report" on Phase 2 engagement for Regional Council’s consideration in fall, 2021. The municipality will conduct Phase 3 community engagement in winter/spring 2022.

This website is the place where you can access content, materials and supporting research for the Halifax Regional Municipal Planning Strategy Plan Review. You can also find out about the project process, including public engagement activities. We welcome your input and participation in the process. Through the Regional Plan Review we are focused on the following ideas:


Themes and Directions

The Themes introduce the main overall topic areas and can be found in the Content and Webinars tab at the bottom of the page or you may click on this link. There are 11 themes in total which are briefly described and explained or you can read the entire theme in more detail. You may also dive deeper into issue papers that relate to the theme or read further into the background materials that helped to develop the theme.

Public Engagement

Phase 2 of our engagement process closed on July 16, 2021. The feedback we received will help provide focus and direction for future work during the project. You may still access the recorded webinars and FAQ pages.

If you have questions about the Regional Plan Review, you may still reach us at regionalplan@halifax.ca or by phone at 902-233-2501.

Regional Plan Webinars:

The Regional Plan Review team and content contributors hosted live virtual Q&A sessions on key topics including housing, social policy, climate change, the environment, mobility and long range planning. These events were recorded and posted under the Q&A Recorded Webinars sidebar. You may also click on the links below as the videos become available.

Topics included the following:



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