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Aggregate Policy Review

About Aggregate Policy Review

Policy staff in the Planning Division of Development Services are preparing an update to the City’s Official Plan mineral aggregate policies through an Official Plan Amendment process (‘OPA 11’). The Amendment is intended to identify, protect and manage mineral aggregate resources, and to mitigate social, environmental and human health impacts of existing and future mineral aggregate operations and associated haul routes. The Amendment affects all lands within the City of Kawartha Lakes.

The City’s Planning Advisory Committee will hold a Public Meeting on Wednesday, October 9, 2019 at 1pm in Council Chambers at City Hall to review the draft Amendment. Staff will provide an overview of the proposed policy and mapping changes, and gather feedback for further consideration.


The Official Plan mineral aggregate policies were approved by the Minister of Municipal Affairs in 2012, and were subsequently appealed by members of the public. Following the appeals, an Aggregate Steering Committee was formed to help shape a revised policy framework for aggregate matters which resulted in draft Official Plan Amendment 11. Dillon Consulting Limited was retained to provide policy support for finalizing the Amendment. The Province has since released new policy direction through the Provincial Policy Statement (2014), Growth Plan for the Greater Golden Horseshoe (2019), the Oak Ridges Moraine Conservation Plan (2017) and, the Greenbelt Plan (2017), to which the City’s Official Plan must comply.

To learn more about aggregates in Ontario, please visit the Government of Ontario's website on Aggregate Resources.

Policy Review Timeline

  • January 2012 – Province approves Official Plan, 2012;  appeals received
  • September 2012 – Aggregate Steering Committee formed
  • November 2015 – Council receives OPA 11
  • November 2016 – Dillon Consulting Limited retained to review OPA 11
  • June 2019 – Staff update OPA 11; preliminary consultation
  • September, 2019 – Public Consultation period begins  
  • October 9, 2019 – Public Meeting

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