The deadline to complete the on-line survey has been extended to May 15th. We received some requests to extend the deadline to allow for more time to promote the survey in community newspapers. Some newspapers are only published monthly.

To access the survey, please visit: http://www.halifax.ca/surveys/

The purpose of the survey is to test priority policy goals and issues presented during Phase 2 of public consultations. Remember too, the survey is only one tool for gathering feedback on the issues. A number of residents and other stakeholders have chosen to send their comments by email.  You can continue to provide written comments until May 15th at planhrm@halifax.ca

Stakeholder Consultation:
We will do our best to accommodate all requests to meet with stakeholder groups and organizations subject to staff availability. All meetings will be logged for the public record and included in the Public Consultation Summary Report. Other ways your group can get involved include:

– Fill out the on-line survey at http://www.halifax.ca/surveys/
– Participate at facebook.com/PlanHRM and @PlanHRM on Twitter
– Participate in the new PlanHRM Blog at http://www.planhrmblog.ca/
– Submit a letter on a specific topic or issue (and include potential
solutions) to planhrm@halifax.ca
– Share information on research and best practices with the RP+5 Team
through planhrm@halifax.ca
– Contact your local Councillor. To find out who is your Councillor
visit: http://eservices.halifax.ca/districtLookup/

Summary of Public Consultation Coming in June!
A summary of the first phase of public engagement is expected to be submitted to the Community Design Advisory Committee (CDAC) around June 20th and will be posted on-line.

Agendas and Minutes of the Committee are available at:
http://www.halifax.ca/boardscom/CommunityDesignAdvisoryCommittee.html

More Public Consultation Coming in September!
All input received from the first phase of consultation will be vetted with the CDAC (June-July) and Regional Council’s Standing Committee on Community Planning and Economic Development (CPED). This input will be combined with research and an internal review of policy recommendations.

It will be the CPED’s role to provide direction on the desired changes. HRM staff will use this direction to write new and revised policy over the summer. A second round of engagement will take place in September. The draft policy will be presented and again, input from the community will be sought.

Thank you!
We would like to thank everyone who has participated in the RP+5 process so far, and we hope that you continue to stay engaged. Your efforts in sharing information about the Regional Plan 5 Year Review is helping to get the word out!