What is sustainability?
"Forms of progress that meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their needs."
World Commission on Environment and Development
The Town of Mulgrave has completed its Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP). The implementation of this plan is a requirement by municipalities under the agreement with the province of Nova Scotia and the federal government, to transfer funds equivalent to a portion of the federal excise tax on gasoline to municipalities. The Federal Gas Tax Agreement allows provinces to use a portion of their Gas Tax Funds to develop increased local capacity, including community-based planning.
The ICSP is a forward-looking planning document for the community. The ICSP recognized the interconnected dimensions of environmental, social, cultural, and economic development within a community and focuses on integrating these considerations to achieve 20 to 30 years (and beyond) vision for the community. ICSP aims to empower communities to address their current and future needs, embedding their infrastructure requirements within these broader strategies.