Recognizing the realities of climate change as we move into the 21st Century, the demand to move towards renewable energy sources such as wind, tidal and solar are all part of a diversified economy. City Council wishes to work towards becoming a community that showcases a balance between economic growth and environmental protection. Sustainability is not only modeled by adopting and promoting alternative sources of energy, but also social enterprises, local food production and distribution, and other components such as investing in community green spaces that promote happy, healthy residents.
In 2016, the City is planning to partner in the redevelopment of the McKay Street Park as an engaging neighbourhood space. Moving forward, the City will offer residents similar opportunities to provide input into the continued sustainable redevelopment of City spaces. Public participation will set the tone for future sustainability-related policy development.