East Side Lands
One of the Region's key roles is to manage future growth in Waterloo Region and ensure necessary municipal infrastructure and services are in place, such as water and wastewater.
In June 2009, Regional Council approved the new Regional Official Plan with approximately 300 hectares of land designated for employment uses in what is known as the East Side Lands. The East Side Lands is located on the eastern edge of Waterloo Region, at the border of Woolwich Township and Cambridge, near the Region of Waterloo International Airport.
In November 2010, the Region began a Master Environmental Servicing Plan (MESP) and Community Plan for the East Side Lands in cooperation with the City of Cambridge, the Township of Woolwich, the City of Kitchener and the Grand River Conservation Authority. This integrated process will include:
- Municipal Water and Wastewater Service Assessment
- Transportation System Assessment
- Subwatershed Study and Master Drainage Plan for Freeport Creek and Tributary to the Grand
- Utilities Assessment
- Fiscal Impact Analysis
- Staging and Implementation Strategy
- East Side Stage 1 - Cambridge Community Plan
A copy of the East Side Lands Background Final Report is availble for review:
Public consultation are an important part of this process. Residents, landowners and existing industries in the area were asked for their opinion at public input meetings. Presentations to the various councils, agencies and advisory committees have been made.
These session have enable the public to learn about and provide input on the preferred servicing and transportation option for the development of the Prime Industrial Strategic Reserve Lands for employment uses.
Please feel free to review the materials below on our past East Side Lands public consultations.
Past consultation materials
East Side Lands (Stage 1) Master Environmental Servicing and Community Plan - Public Information Public Information Centre #3 materials:
East Side Lands (Stage 1) Master Environmental Servicing and Community Plan - Public Information Centre #2 materials:
East Side Lands (Stage 1) Master Environmental Servicing and Community Plan - Public Information Centre #1 materials: