NRRM Strategic Planning Update Aug 2012

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Transcript NRRM Strategic Planning Update Aug 2012

Status Update

Regional Council August 13 th , 2012 1

Premier Approved Process

Process and Commitments Outlined by Premier Clark – February 29 th , 2012

Step 1

May 31 st , 2012 Agreement on Process (to be enshrined in an MOU)

Step 2

Oct 31 st , 2012 Developing Plans, Strategies for Community and Regional Infrastructure

Step 3

Jan 31 st , 2013 Implementation of Agreed Recommendations (to be enshrined in a formal agreement) 2

Signed (Final) MOU

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Signed (Final) MOU

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Signed (Final) MOU

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Fort Nelson News

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Provincial Press Release

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Joint Working Group Appointees

Provincial Working Group Members: Ministry of Community, Sport and Cultural Development:

Don Fast, Deputy Minister Julian Paine, ADM- Local Government Division Derek Trimmer, Director, Regional Initiatives Jessica Brooks Talitha Soldera Glen Brown – Infrastructure

Ministry of Energy and Mines

Laurel Nash, Executive Lead Daymon Trachsel

Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations

Duncan Williams, Executive Director, Tenures Mr. Nick Crisp, Executive Director - Regional Operations Butch Morningstar, ED of Regional Operations

Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure

Dave Duncan, ADM- Highways Department

NRRM Working Group Members:

Randy McLean, City Manager Colin Griffith, Director of Strategic Initiatives Gerry Tonn, Consultant David Molinsky – OnPoint Consultants George Macauley – OnPoint Consultants Katrin Saxty, Urban Systems Kevin Brown – KGB Communications Morey Stewart, Consultant 8

Joint Working Group Meetings 2012

Key Milestone Targets

• • • July 4, 2012: project team meeting: Purpose: to provide status updates and review draft materials, including scenarios August 29, 2012: project team meeting : Purpose: to provide status updates and review draft materials, and review / finalise Table of Contents for final report. Week of September 24 (Date TBC): meeting with NRRM and Ministers of Community, Sport, Cultural Development and Energy and Mines: Purpose: project team to present NRRM Council and Ministers with draft options; provide opportunity for NRRM and Ministers to discuss options • • • • • • Victoria Meetings to Date Feb 29 th , March 1 st March 20 th April 26 th May 16 th May 31 st July 4 th & 21 st & 2 nd Conference Call Meetings to Date: • • July 10 th July 23 rd (conference call) (conference call) 9

Outline of the Community Development Plan

Original work plan drafted by Province  SECTION 1: NRRM FISCAL CAPACITY ANALYSIS  SECTION 2: INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS ANALYSIS (NRRM MANAGED AND ‘OTHER’ AGENCY)  SECTION 3: SCENARIO DEVELOPMENT  SECTION 4: SYNTHESIS & FINAL REPORT Adjusted work plan initiated by the NRRM  SECTION 1: NRRM FISCAL CAPACITY ANALYSIS  SECTION 2: INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS ANALYSIS (NRRM MANAGED AND ‘OTHER’ AGENCY) • Based on 3 population horizons (7500, 10000 & 15000) • Will identify regional infrastructure requirements • Will identify provincial service upgrading requirements  SECTION 3: DEVELOPMENT OF ECONOMIC GROWTH SCENARIOS  SECTION 4: PROVINCIAL PROTERTY TAX AND COMPETITIVENESS POLICY & EQUITY COMPARISONS WITH THE PEACE REGION  SECTION 5: LAND USE AND ECONOMIC PLANNING ISSUES INCLUDING THE NORTHERN ROCKIES PARTNERSHIP 10

Components of the MOU Community Development Plan 11

NRRM Fair Share MOU Impact on Project Start Dates 2013 2014 May Provincial Election

Community Infrastructure Projects

Residential Subdivisions Commercial Industrial Land Streets and Roads Public Safety Building Airport Upgrading Water Sewer and Drainage Alaska Highway Corridor Recreation Facilities Step 1 – 3 to 6 months

Potential Timeframe for Signing / Implementation of MOU Approximate Timeline for Project Approval

Step 2 – 3 to 6 months Step 3 – 3 to 4 months Step 4 – 3 months 12

MOU Must Focus an Integrated Priority for the Development of the NRRM 13

Next Steps for the Fall of 2012

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2012-2013 Lobbying Campaign for NRRM Funding MOU

Factors affecting Provincial approval:

• • • • • • • • • Support of Premier Clark Support of MLA Pat Pimm Support of Blair Lekstrom (Minister of Transportation) Support of Rich Colemen (Minister of Energy) Support of Kevin Falcon (Minister of Finance) Support of Ida Chong (Minister of Community Development Support of the Provincial Cabinet Support of the Treasury Board Support of other MLAs 15

A Quick Review

• • • • • The Business Case NRRM Agreement is separate from Fair Share Our positions on the funding formula Fair Share equivalency The Cost of being Excluded from Fair Share 16

The Business Case

Development of the NRRM as the Service Centre for the Horn River, Liard and Cordova Basins

The Business Case

Local Employment and Population Growth

The Business Case

Cost Benefit Analysis

NRRM is NOT to be Folded into Fair Share 20

Key Factors in Funding Formula

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Fair Share Equivalency

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The Cost of being Excluded from Fair Share 23

Comparing the 3 Major Service Centres in NEBC

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Thank you very much.

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