Lake Simcoe’s shoreline regulators gathered at Innisfil Town Hall on Thursday, Mar. 28, with watershed municipalities, to review shoreline development regulations around Lake Simcoe and define the role of the various agencies involved.
“Striking a balance between development and the health of the Lake and our watershed is one of the significant challenges facing the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority (LSRCA) and our watershed communities. With several different agencies involved, increasing development pressures and continually evolving legislation, it is important for those involved to meet regularly to ensure our roles are clear,” said Georgina Mayor Rob Grossi, LSRCA Chair.
The meeting included municipal, provincial, federal and LSRCA representatives, all of whom play a role in regulating shoreline development.
In addition to clarifying roles and responsibilities, the meeting was meant to enhance communications amongst the various agencies.
“Our goal is to keep the lines of communication open - to make sure that responsible development is the only development taking place along the shores of Lake Simcoe. I’m pleased with the outcome,” Innisfil Mayor Barb Baguley said.