Miles Ahead – Integrated Community Sustainability Plan Launched
100 MILE HOUSE - After several months of community input the Miles Ahead Sustainability Plan is complete. The plan is the result of a local sustainability planning process that asked residents what they value about the community and their vision for how they would like to see the community evolve.
The plan was distributed to Council and the community in early 2015. The Draft plan reflects comments from residents. Highlights of the plan include a community vision statement along with details of the extensive community engagement process.
Next Steps: Sustainability Strategies
Discussions around local values led to six recommended sustainability strategies with implementation tools. The strategies will guide implementation. The strategies are as follows:
- Continue to make 100 Mile House a great community in which to live work and play.
- Diversify the local economy while building on the community’s traditional strengths in tourism, agriculture and forest products.
- Encourage and support local agriculture
- Continue to pursue financially and environmentally responsible infrastructure, energy efficiency, and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.
- Foster community development, health and well-being, through a range of community events and activities.
- Create and maintain a variety of trails for recreation opportunities and for transportation, within town and connected to outlying areas; as well as pursuing other means of transportation.
Background on the Engagement Process and Draft Plan
Community input helped form the long term plan for 100 Mile House. Discussions around local values and visions covered most aspects of the community such as; economic stability, housing, seniors needs, recreational development and environmental management. The community engagement process welcomed feedback through a “Miles Ahead Community Review”
The District of 100 Mile House and Smart Planning for Communities (SPC) would like to thank all residents for providing input into the planning process. The process will be facilitated in partnership with the District by Smart Planning for Communities (SPC), a partnership program of the Fraser Basin Council.
Download the plan.
More details can be found on www.100milehouse.com.
Joanne Doddridge MCIP, RPP
Planner, District of 100 Mile House
Phone: (250) 395-2434
Joan Chess MCIP, RPP
Program Manager - Smart Planning for Communities, Fraser Basin Council
Phone: 250 612-0282
SPC Communications Coordinator - Smart Planning for Communities, Fraser Basin Council
Phone: 250 356-0883