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Kawartha Lakes unveils 2016-2019 Strategic Plan

January 26, 2016 - Naturally beautiful, offering an exceptional lifestyle; those six simple words comprise a powerful vision for the future of Kawartha Lakes – a vision that Council and administration will now work towards over the next four years.

On Tuesday, Council approved the City’s 2016-2019 Strategic Plan; a Plan that will set the direction for the community’s future and articulates the strategies that Council and staff will deliver on.

“We keep hearing about the potential of Kawartha Lakes. We need to stop talking about our potential and start doing something to realize it,” said Mayor Andy Letham. “Last year was the highest number of real estate transactions across the City, building and construction permits issued had a value of nearly $110 million, the Northwest Trunk is completed. Now is the time to execute on realizing our potential.”

The Mayor added that with the completion and Council approval of the Secondary Plans for Omemee, Bobcaygeon, Fenelon Falls, Woodville and Lindsay, the new Strategic Plan will be an integral document moving forward.

“This Plan is a roadmap to a successful future for our community,” he said. “The public wants to know where we’re going as a municipality, and this document clearly articulates where we need to go.”

With three overarching strategic goals, A Vibrant and Growing Economy, An Exceptional Quality of Life, and A Healthy Environment, staff will now implement various actions into departmental work plans to achieve the City’s goals.

“There is a lot of excitement and interest in Kawartha Lakes due to our continued growth and development,” said CAO Ron Taylor. “Kawartha Lakes offers exceptional lifestyle, unparalleled four-season recreational opportunities, low cost of living, is close to major transportation routes, educational centres and the Greater Toronto Area. We are perfectly positioned for individuals, families, businesses and industry looking for a better alternative to the more expensive areas to the south and west, but still want to be close to a major urban centre.

“The Strategic Plan is the blueprint for how we will continue to evolve and grow as a municipality, and will provide concrete measures for how we’re doing that will keep all of us accountable to our residents, businesses and staff,” Mr. Taylor added.


For more information, please contact:

Ron Taylor
705-324-9411 Ext. 1239

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