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We want to hear your ideas for the Newton: Sustainability in Action project!

About the Project

Newton: Sustainability in Action is a neighbourhood-wide pilot project to engage residents in identifying ways to make Newton a more thriving, green, and inclusive community. We want to take the high-level goals of the Surrey Sustainability Charter 2.0 and see what those goals look like at a neighbourhood level.

We are working together to create a sustainable neighbourhood action plan for the Newton neighbourhood, including:

  • Developing neighbourhood goals and outcomes we want to see that connect with the Surrey Sustainability Charter 2.0
  • Identifying what makes Newton a community, and the strengths and opportunities within the neighbourhood that will help create a neighbourhood profile.
  • Coming up with sustainable actions and projects residents, households, groups and neighbourhoods can take on by themselves or as group.

Five Phases of the Project

Newton: Sustainability in Action was launched in late spring 2017. The project is guided by staff and consultants and is stewarded through the work of a steering committee and stakeholder committee. Various stages of the project have included extensive community engagement and public input to reflect the residents of the Newton community as accurately as possible.

There are 5 phases to the project:

  • Phase 1: Project Preparation (June - July 2017)
  • Phase 2: Community Vision Development (August - October 2017)
  • Phase 3: Current Reality Assessment (October - December 2017)
  • Phase 4: Action Planning (January 2018 - October 2018)
  • Phase 5: Implementation & Monitoring Strategy (Winter 2018)

We are currently wrapping up Phase 5 and working to finalize the Action Plan before bringing it to City Council for approval and adoption in the next few months. We look forward to sharing this exciting community-focussed Plan with you soon!

Keep checking back here for more news on where the Newton: Sustainability in Action project is at as we continue to develop our sustainable neighbourhood action plan and discover how you can contribute.

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