Parks Master Planning
Conservation Halton Parks Master Plans
As part of the Niagara Escarpment Park System, Conservation Halton has been working to update their Master Plans in order to ensure continued protection for our natural heritage system while also providing appropriate recreation and educational experiences for the growing Regional population.
The Master Plans function as the principle guiding document for planning, development and resource management of these Conservation Areas, as owned and administered by Conservation Halton. The current master plans update was initiated following the 2007 Limestone Legacy Report as prepared by Conservation Halton which proposed a vision to create “a sustainable network of world class conservation parks for ecological health and to provide public green space for quality education and recreation.”
The master plans were developed in a phased three stage planning process designed to address growing regional recreational demands while also ensuring the long-term protection and sustainability of this natural escarpment park. The planning process was structured to satisfy the legislative requirements of the Niagara Escarpment Plan and the Conservation Authority Act and has included extensive consultation with the public, stakeholders and related agencies.
Mount Nemo Master Plan
The Mount Nemo Master Plan received final approval from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Niagara Escarpment Commission on January 2014.
Hilton Falls Master Plan
The Hilton Falls Master Plan received final approval from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Niagara Escarpment Commission in March 2014.
Rattlesnake Point Master Plan
The Rattlesnake Point Master Plan received final approval from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Niagara Escarpment Commission in October 2014.
Crawford Lake Master Plan
The Crawford Lake Master Plan is in its final stage, once complete it will be presented to the Niagara Escarpment Commission and Ministry of Natural Resources for review and approval.
Glenorchy Master Plan
The Glenorchy Master Plan is complete and was approved by the Conservation Halton Board of Directors on February 11, 2010. Currently Conservation Halton is implementing restoration works proposed within the Master Plan. The official opening of Glenorchy is currently projected as after 2020.
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If you would like further information on the master planning process or to view background documentation for the Glenorchy, Hilton Falls, Rattlesnake Point, Crawford Lake or Mount Nemo studies (i.e. Stage I: Inventory and Analysis, or Stage II: Concept Alternatives and Management Considerations or Appendix IV Public consultations), please contact Angela Nonkes, click here to send an e-mail to Angela Nonkes, or call 905-336-1158 extension 3223.