City planning documents (OurWinnipeg 2045 and Complete Communities 2.0) next draft due in late 2020 includes policy enabling development of public parkland that would be cumulative over 25-year duration of the Plan Read more ....
OURS-Winnipeg (Outdoor Urban Recreational Spaces – Winnipeg) is a city-wide, community-based, green space advocate organization with a focus on urban greenspaces, river and nature corridors and the urban forest. Parks, green spaces and natural are essential to making Winnipeg an attractive place to live, work and visit. With good planning and care they will be here for generations to come.
OURS continues to urge the City of Winnipeg to initiate consultations for the development of planning documents that preserve and enhance the natural amenities of Winnipeg. OURS-Winnipeg will continue to monitor developments pertaining to and will advocate for good stewardship of our valuable greenspace resources that belong to us all.
The City of Winnipeg needs to develop an urban vision by enacting a Master Plan for Greenspace that reflects the intrinsic cultural, economic and ecological value of our natural assets and that includes:
1. An Urban River Corridor Plan that includes all rivers and streams
2. An Urban Parks Plan
3. A Comprehensive Urban Forest Management Plan
4. Accessible green space and natural areas for all
OURS-Winnipeg has consistently called for timely and meaningful public consultations involving a broad participation of citizens prior to any significant planning decisions being taken by the City of Winnipeg.
2018 Alternative Municipal Budget, Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Greenspace Chapter of 2018 Alternative Budget
OURS-Winnipeg Master Greenspace Plan - 2014