PlanMoncton - Urban Growth Strategy

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Follow-up: Public sessions

On September 21, 2021, two public sessions were held online, providing an opportunity to learn more about the City’s Urban Growth Strategy, as well as the chance to ask questions and provide comments.

To get a snapshot of the information shared, check out the PDF of the presentation, found in the Resources/Info section on the right. Recordings of both sessions are also included.


Context

The City of Moncton is currently the largest and fastest growing municipality in New Brunswick. The City is launching its first Urban Growth Strategy to help manage where and how residential and employment growth should occur in Moncton over the next 25 years. The data and information gathered to create this document will become the foundation for Moncton’s upcoming Municipal Plan Review (2022).

The City has retained professional consultants Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. (in conjunction with The Planning Partnership and SCS Consulting Group) to lead the project. Based on a comprehensive community engagement program and various technical information, the consultants will be developing and recommending various city-wide and local growth scenarios.

This project is critical to the future planning of our city, as it will highlight:

  • How citizens wish to see the city grow over the next 25 years
  • The fiscal implications of various growth scenarios (meaning the impact on the City’s budget and, by extension, on property taxes)
  • The short- and long-term benefits and risks associated with various growth scenarios.

The recommended city-wide and local growth scenarios will serve as our guiding compass to help shape a future development form that is both environmentally and fiscally sustainable.


Community Engagement

Getting feedback from Moncton’s citizens is a crucial ingredient in the Urban Growth Strategy. Residents who participate will be helping to shape the future direction of the City.

How can you participate?

Community engagement opportunities will happen at key points in this project, over the next six months or so. This page will serve as the informational hub for the project, so please check back regularly to stay informed.

Autumn 2021 Engagement Activities:

  • August 2021: Consultation sessions with general community stakeholder groups (register by clicking on the 'Book a conversation' tab below)
  • September 2021: Consultation sessions with Indigenous rightsholder groups
  • September 2021: Citywide online Public Information session (daytime and evening options)
  • September 2021: Citywide online survey for all residents (to be launched on this page)
  • October 2021: Consultation session with key growth and development stakeholder groups (e.g. school districts, regional commissions, construction and builders’ associations)

Engagement Activities to be held in 2022 will be confirmed at a later date.




Citizen Advisory Committee

To support this initiative, a call-out for a Citizen Advisory Committee occurred in June 2021, with selected members appointed by Council on July 19, 2021:

Citizens

  1. Joanne Adair
  2. Rexy Azariah
  3. Henri Michel Bouloumegue
  4. James Burnett
  5. Lauren Fawcett
  6. Dale Hughes
  7. Marie-Ève Nowlan
  8. Gino Paesani

Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) Liaison: Maxime Gauvin

Mayor Dawn Arnold and Councillor Marty Kingston appointed on June 21, 2021

Follow-up: Public sessions

On September 21, 2021, two public sessions were held online, providing an opportunity to learn more about the City’s Urban Growth Strategy, as well as the chance to ask questions and provide comments.

To get a snapshot of the information shared, check out the PDF of the presentation, found in the Resources/Info section on the right. Recordings of both sessions are also included.


Context

The City of Moncton is currently the largest and fastest growing municipality in New Brunswick. The City is launching its first Urban Growth Strategy to help manage where and how residential and employment growth should occur in Moncton over the next 25 years. The data and information gathered to create this document will become the foundation for Moncton’s upcoming Municipal Plan Review (2022).

The City has retained professional consultants Watson & Associates Economists Ltd. (in conjunction with The Planning Partnership and SCS Consulting Group) to lead the project. Based on a comprehensive community engagement program and various technical information, the consultants will be developing and recommending various city-wide and local growth scenarios.

This project is critical to the future planning of our city, as it will highlight:

  • How citizens wish to see the city grow over the next 25 years
  • The fiscal implications of various growth scenarios (meaning the impact on the City’s budget and, by extension, on property taxes)
  • The short- and long-term benefits and risks associated with various growth scenarios.

The recommended city-wide and local growth scenarios will serve as our guiding compass to help shape a future development form that is both environmentally and fiscally sustainable.


Community Engagement

Getting feedback from Moncton’s citizens is a crucial ingredient in the Urban Growth Strategy. Residents who participate will be helping to shape the future direction of the City.

How can you participate?

Community engagement opportunities will happen at key points in this project, over the next six months or so. This page will serve as the informational hub for the project, so please check back regularly to stay informed.

Autumn 2021 Engagement Activities:

  • August 2021: Consultation sessions with general community stakeholder groups (register by clicking on the 'Book a conversation' tab below)
  • September 2021: Consultation sessions with Indigenous rightsholder groups
  • September 2021: Citywide online Public Information session (daytime and evening options)
  • September 2021: Citywide online survey for all residents (to be launched on this page)
  • October 2021: Consultation session with key growth and development stakeholder groups (e.g. school districts, regional commissions, construction and builders’ associations)

Engagement Activities to be held in 2022 will be confirmed at a later date.




Citizen Advisory Committee

To support this initiative, a call-out for a Citizen Advisory Committee occurred in June 2021, with selected members appointed by Council on July 19, 2021:

Citizens

  1. Joanne Adair
  2. Rexy Azariah
  3. Henri Michel Bouloumegue
  4. James Burnett
  5. Lauren Fawcett
  6. Dale Hughes
  7. Marie-Ève Nowlan
  8. Gino Paesani

Planning Advisory Committee (PAC) Liaison: Maxime Gauvin

Mayor Dawn Arnold and Councillor Marty Kingston appointed on June 21, 2021

  • Consultation with community stakeholder groups

    If you are interested in contributing feedback or perspective as the representative of an organization, please use the following form to schedule a 20-minute conversation between August 12-17, 2021, with a member of Plan Moncton's Urban Growth Strategy Project Management Team.

    Once you've submitted this registration form, you'll receive a confirmation email, which will include a link to an online booking calendar to schedule your session.

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