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Environmental Assessment Studies Municipal Class Environmental Assessments

Environmental Assessment (EA) Studies

EA studies provide for the protection, conservation and wise management of Ontario's environment by evaluating the potential environmental effects of a project or undertaking before decisions are made about proceeding.

Generally speaking, project cycles follow a master plan or planning process,  environmental assessment, detailed design, then construction.

Studies Currently Underway * Initiated

Drainage Master Plan
To consider design alternatives and establish the preferred recommended design alternative for drainage improvements throughout Barrie.


Master Plan Update: Multi-Modal Active Transportation
Review existing conditions; identify transportation improvements to accommodate growth; identify and assess alternatives based on modal split and identify a preferred alternative solution; develop a long-range implementation plan to 2041.


Master Plan Updates: Water Supply, Water Distribution & Storage, Wastewater Collection, & Wastewater Treatment
To identify future water and wastewater servicing needs to accommodate residential and employment growth, intensification, optimal design and delivery of water and wastewater servicing city-wide.


Comprehensive Stormwater Management Master Plan (CSWM-MP)
Purpose: Consider alternative stormwater management strategies to improve stormwater quality, water balance and erosion control.  This study also includes a preliminary assessment of alternative funding sources to operate a financially sustainable stormwater management system.

* For information on previous studies, please visit Completed Environmental Assessments.

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