The Corporation of the Town of Oakville · Policy MS-CDV-001

Community Development

Policy Number:
Municipal Services
Community Development
Community Development Commission
Effective Date:
2014 May 20
Review by Date:
Last Modified:

Policy Statement

The Community Development Commission within the Town of Oakville provides for the planning and development of the town as a community. In accordance with legislation, By-laws, Policies and procedures, the Community Development Commission provides and is responsible for:

1. The management of new growth and change and the maintenance of the existing areas of the town;
2. The administration of processes and requirements associated with community land use, building construction and infrastructure (transportation and water resource), as well as economic development and environmental sustainability;
3. Developing and maintaining the town’s Official Plan and Sustainability Plan, both of which provide guiding principles for all of the town’s master plans.
4. The development and administration of several community master plans including:


Municipalities are required by legislation to prepare land use and development plans, policies and regulations and associated documents, and to undertake the enforcement of provincial regulations, and the administration of processes and requirements associated with community development.


This policy outlines the general legislative areas under which the Community Development Commission undertakes its responsibilities and practices. The Community Development Commission work is undertaken through 7 areas:

Environmental Policy
Infrastructure Planning and Improvements
Economic Development
Development Engineering Services
Planning Services
Building Services
Strategic Business Support