Cape Breton Post
Feedback opens for Inverness County development
INVERNESS — The County of Inverness wants public feedback on the growth and development of the community.
In a June 21 press release, municipal officials announced the second round of public consultations that has begun for the Inverness Growth Management Strategy.
“The Growth Management Strategy needs to reflect the desires and priorities of the community,” said municipality CAO Keith MacDonald. “The municipality is looking forward to collecting feedback on the work completed so far and will make adjustments based on additional input from the community.”
The first round of public opinions on possible implementations was outlined in the "What We Heard" report a few months ago. From that, the municipality has created guiding principles which should reflect the public opinion, said MacDonald.
"We want to hear if residents agree with the summary of opinions presented in the report. It is important to gain validation that the guiding principles reflect the vision people have for the future of Inverness,” he said.
“This is a very important element of the project and the final steps in the growth management strategy will be guided by these principles.”
The development plans, made possible by a partnership between Inverness County, Develop Nova Scotia and UPLAND Planning + Design Studio, aim to increase tourism traffic in Inverness County
"What We Heard" and guiding principles can be read online at invernesscounty.ca/ inverness growth strategy.