You can’t improve what you don’t measure

Built into the growth plan are more than two dozen key performance indicators (KPIs) that the EMRB collects and assesses to evaluate our progress to date. Data pertinent to these KPIs are obtained from a variety of sources including member municipalities, federal and provincial agencies, relevant regional stakeholder organizations and agencies, and subject matter experts in the stakeholder community. 

As important as it is to use these results to identify areas requiring adjustment, what’s important, and the real value of monitoring and reporting, is to encourage accountability and transparency.

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Keeping the growth plan relevant

Built into the growth plan are provisions to ensure the plan continues to guide land use planning to enable growth in the Region through a series of interim reviews at two years, five years and 10 years following its approval. 

Growth Plan Five-Year Interim Review 

Work on the five-year interim review started in February 2022. It is an opportunity to consider new data and information in order to understand our implementation progress.  Any potential amendments to the growth plan would come to the Board for consideration in the fall/winter of 2024-25.

The five-year interim review is not intended to result in a significant update or change to the growth plan framework and policies overall, but rather is the first opportunity to review and update specific measures of growth (population, employment, KPIs) and consider how further work advances the outcomes of the plan. The review process also gives us the opportunity to make the necessary adjustments if we are not seeing progress.

In June 2023, the Board decided it would be valuable to expand the scope of work on two key priority areas related to major employment areas and the implementation of the Regional Agriculture Master Plan. This ensures the EMRB has the ability to monitor and report on how and where the Region is growing while stewarding prime agricultural lands, and to understand  capacity to respond to economic opportunities, with timely information to support decision-making.