The Streamline Development Approval Fund (SDAF) is a $49 million investment from the Province of Ontario to help unlock housing supply by streamlining, digitizing and modernizing current municipal approaches to managing and approving applications for residential developments. In addition to implementing municipal efficiencies to accelerate housing development, the approved funds may be attributed to hiring temporary staff to eliminate existing backlogs related to development approvals and/or to support diversity internship opportunities in the planning and building departments.
In January 2022, the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing confirmed Oakville’s funding approval of $1,000,000. The agreement was finalized on February 25, 2023, and all projects utilizing this funding are required to be completed by November 1, 2023.There is no financial impact to the town, as eligible costs are covered 100 per cent up to the maximum approved allocation.
For more information on the town's accomplishments as a result of this funding, please review the SDAF Program Update Report (pdf).
- Council's Strategic Plan
- Official Plan