A Collective and Shared Responsibility

View of Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal, 1950.

View of Parliament Hill and the Rideau Canal, 1950.

The NCC plans and guides land use and the development of federal lands in Canada’s Capital Region to ensure that the Capital reflects its national stature. Other federal departments and agencies, provincial and municipal institutions, the private sector, and community-based organizations also contribute significantly to the development and vitality of the Capital. Together, the NCC and its partners have a shared responsibility for the successful evolution of Canada’s Capital.

Municipal and provincial governments are the lead planners for privately owned lands in the Capital. Although the NCC undertakes planning for the federal lands in the Capital, the NCC’s planning documents share with municipal plans the principles of sustainable urbanism. The federal government also collaborates actively with municipal planning authorities to ensure that federal and municipal plans remain consistent. Municipalities typically seek input from the NCC in cases where the NCC’s interests are implicated in planning or developing projects on non-federal lands. Ongoing close collaboration remains essential to achieving the objectives set out in this plan.

This long-term project to build an inspiring and exemplary capital calls upon those who treasure it to embrace an inclusive vision for the protection of our natural resources and the sustainable use of lands and waters. The region’s economy will benefit from all partners working together to achieve this bright and promising future.