To accommodate expected growth — 12,000 new residents by 2031 — the City of Oakville, ON, recognizes that it must consider the remediation and redevelopment of its brownfield sites.
The Comprehensive Brownfield Management Project (CBMP) supports this goal and aligns with all of the municipality's existing plans, as well as its sustainable community 2057 vision.
The CBMP addresses the management of publicly owned contaminated sites, along with the processes used to review proposals to develop contaminated sites on both public and private lands.
In addition, the CBMP will identify brownfield sites requiring assessment, along with impediments to their sustainable redevelopment. This work will inform the design of appropriate incentive programs. Oakville will also conduct extensive consultations, including a series of sessions to engage the public and stakeholders.
The municipality is one of 30 participants in FCM's Leadership in Brownfield Renewal (LiBRe) peer-learning program.