Northeast Avalon Regional Plan
Since 1976, the St. John’s Urban Region Regional Plan has directed community growth and regional infrastructure (such as new highways) throughout the Northeast Avalon Peninsula. The goals of that Plan have been largely realized, but a lot has changed in the decades since. Now is the time for a new comprehensive plan to guide future development and initiatives. Fifteen municipalities, including the City of St. John's, and the Department of Municipal Affairs have agreed to review the Regional Plan.
The new Northeast Avalon Regional Plan will respond to current issues including population growth, development demands, new economic opportunities and regional services. It will provide a fresh vision and address issues such as:
- Preservation of coastal lands
- Comprehensive land use planning
- Environmental protection
- Vibrant communities
- Regional transportation
- Quality of life
When completed, the Northeast Avalon Regional Plan will be an overall planning and policy document guiding development, infrastructure and land use.
Throughout the process, the public will be engaged in shaping the future direction of the region. Public forums, planning symposiums, online discussions and presentations will provide many opportunities for public input.