Implementation of Council’s 2011–14 Strategic Plan on track

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 – for immediate release

Implementation of Council’s 2011–14 Strategic Plan on track

Accomplishments booklet highlights progress made in 2012

The town’s key initiatives and successes of the past year were highlighted to Council last night in staff’s annual progress report on Council’s 2011–14 strategic plan and priorities.

“The town continues to make great progress in implementing Council’s 2011–14 strategic work plan and realizing our vision for Oakville to be the most livable town in Canada,” said Mayor Burton. “We have just launched our 2013 Citizen Survey to get feedback from the public and we will continue to respond to community needs.”

Staff also presented Council with copies of the town’s 2012 Accomplishments booklet. The booklet is available online and at community centres, and provides an overview of the work the town undertook in 2012 to help meet the goals set out in Council’s 2011–2014 Strategic Work Plan. The booklet also identifies the town’s proposed actions for 2013 to continue progress in achieving Council’s strategic priorities.

A few of the town’s key accomplishments for 2012 include:

Seven site-specific appeals were resolved in defending the town’s Livable Oakville Official Plan at the Ontario Municipal Board.
The town’s innovative Transportation Master Plan — Switching Gears — was approved by Council and will work to support a variety of travel options including public transit, road improvements, walking and cycling.
Queen Elizabeth Park Community and Cultural Centre — a unique multi-purpose recreation, arts and culture facility — opened in March 2012 and its unique blend of activities have been embraced by the public.
A November 2012 trade mission to China strengthened relationships with the cities of Hui’an, Tieling, Chengdu and Xinjin, and the town will be hosting an Asian Business Conference in 2013 to share information on business opportunities in China.
The success of the town’s Olympic heroes provided the community with a great reason to cheer at a parade through the downtown and at a celebration held at Centennial Square.
A new Wildlife Strategy was approved by Council to help educate the public and create a strategy to manage urban wildlife in our community. Living with wildlife education sessions were well attended by the public.

Open the town’s 2012 Accomplishments brochure (pdf, 9.2 MB )

For more information

Jane Courtemanche
Director, Strategy, Policy and Communications
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601, ext. 3038

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Implementation of Council’s 2011–14 Strategic Plan on track