The RGS review and update is based on background research and the preparation of policy option papers. The following reports and studies were prepared to inform the review and update process:
An updated vision and targets, including possible targets for expanded content in a regional sustainability strategy, were presented for public review and comment in early 2015. Thank you to all who provided feedback:
Results from public consultation indicated strong support for the proposed targets and for advancing regional coordination on topics related to: transportation; rural character and agriculture; compact, complete communities; climate action; and ecosystem protection.
Updates to the 2003 RGS will endeavour to include policies and targets addressing those topics identified as being of greatest regional importance.