In 2017, the Hamilton Port Authority completed a review and update of its Land Use Plan. Input from more than 200 members of the public and agencies was received as part of the update process.
If you have any comments or questions about HPA’s Land Use Plan, please contact: [email protected]
The new Land Use Plan takes into account important changes to the port’s operating environment:
The mandate of a port is to facilitate trade and to support the regional economy. For the Port of Hamilton, this means serving as an essential link in several supply chains: steel-making, agri-food, construction materials, petrochemicals, and manufacturing. HPA’s updated Land Use Plan must seek to maximize efficient transportation services to these industries.
Port uses are determined by federal legislation, and are confined to transportation and logistics uses, as well as transportation-intensive industrial uses. In order for the port to fulfill its mandate, it must maintain its transportation-intensive industrial function and character.
A port is also an industrial community, comprising a network of companies. Port strategies may include initiatives that contribute to a more integrated, sustainable and efficient port community.
The Land Use Plan explains how port activities will be undertaken in a financially and socially responsible, and environmentally sustainable fashion.