The City of Yellowknife, in partnership with Dillon Consulting Limited, is undertaking a Community Plan review and invites residents to take part in the process.
“Resident’s feedback is vital to the development of the Community Plan” Mayor Alty said. “We want to engage with Yellowknifers every step of the way so that a collaborative, community vision can be laid out.”
A Community Plan is the road map for how land will be used and planned for over the next 20 years according to Mayor Alty.
This review is mandated by territorial legislation, which requires the City to review its Community Plan every eight years. Public engagement events were held earlier in 2019 and background research was conducted. The City is now ready to share the draft Community Plan with the public and invites residents to review it during the engagement opportunities highlighted below.
Feedback will be open until noon on Friday, October 18. For more information on the Community Plan, visit https://www.yellowknife.ca/communityplan/
- PlaceSpeak Online Public Engagement Platform https://placespeak.com/yellowknifecommunityplan
- Open Houses:
- Thursday October 10, 4 p.m. – 6 p.m., Multiplex Foyer – 45 Kam Lake Road
- Wednesday October 16, 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., City Hall Foyer – 4910 52nd Street
- Wednesday October 16, 6 p.m. – 8 p.m., Multiplex Foyer – 45 Kam Lake Road
- Get in touch by phone or email: Margaret Kralt | 867-920-4555 ext.4105 | E.firstname.lastname@example.org
After the public review, the Community Plan will be prepared for First and Second Reading, including a public hearing. Prior to final adoption, the Community Plan must be reviewed and considered by the GNWT Minister of Municipal and Community Affairs and undergo consultation pursuant to Section 35 of the Canadian Constitution to ensure that existing aboriginal and treaty rights are recognized and affirmed.