Planning Studies

Planning studies are comprehensive projects that either look at a geographic area or a topic that affects the whole town. Studies are led by Policy Planning staff in conjunction with staff from other departments including Transit, Development Engineering, Parks and Open Space, Recreation and Culture, and Finance, as well as staff from Halton Region.

Planning studies typically involve public engagement and undergo technical review. The resulting study is presented to Council and implemented through official plan policies or zoning by-law regulations.

Official plan review

Active studies – 2009 to present

Following the approval of the Livable Oakville Plan, a number of studies commenced to implement the official plan. Some of these studies have begun, while others are scheduled to begin shortly.

Completed studies – 2009 to present

Completed studies – prior to 2009

Major studies supporting the Livable Oakville Plan:

Policy discussion papers for the Livable Oakville Plan:

Livable Oakville Plan-related projects:

Other projects:


Policy Planning contacts

Diane Childs
Manager, Policy Planning and Heritage
Planning Services
905-845-6601, ext. 3986

Kirk Biggar
Senior Planner
Planning Services
905-845-6601, ext. 3968

Lesley Gill Woods
Senior Planner
Planning Services
905-845-6601, ext. 3261


Carly Dodds
Planning Services
905-845-6601, ext. 3264

Geoff Abma
Planning Services
905-845-6601, ext. 3034