Get It Done Act, 2024 - Amending the Official Plan Adjustments Act, 2023

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Bill or Act:
Bill 162, Get it Done Act, 2024 - Schedule 3
Summary of Proposal:
Ontario is proposing changes to the legislatively-approved official plans of some of the province's fastest-growing municipalities to address local needs while continuing to support the government's goal of building at least 1.5 million new homes by 2031.

The proposed Get it Done Act, 2024, introduced on February 20, 2024, includes amendments to the Official Plan Adjustments Act, 2023.

Proposed amendments to the Official Plan Adjustments Act, 2023 would, if passed, update official plans in response to municipal feedback while protecting the Greenbelt, and safeguarding public health and safety.

The proposed amendments follow recent consultation with the affected municipalities, and where appropriate, respond to the feedback from these municipalities, which are the cities of Barrie, Belleville, Guelph, Hamilton, Ottawa, Peterborough, Wellington County and the regions of Halton, Peel, Waterloo and York. Modifications maintained through Bill 150 impacting these municipalities and the Region of Niagara would continue to apply.

Public consultation opportunities
This proposal has been posted for a 45-day public review and comment period starting, February 20, 2024.
Analysis of Regulatory Impact:
-The costs associated with amending official plans were assessed through the regulatory impact analysis on the Official Plan Adjustments Act, 2023. Notably:
-There would be no annual administrative costs to businesses anticipated from these proposed changes.
-However, based on preliminary analysis, there may be costs to municipalities as a result of these proposed changes.
-Costs would range from minimal direct compliance costs associated with municipal staff learning about the changes, to significant one-time direct compliance costs for municipalities to implement the adjusted official plans and official plan amendments and incorporate this direction into downstream planning decisions (e.g., zoning by-laws).
Further Information:
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Posting Date:
February 20, 2024
Comments Due Date:
March 21, 2024
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