Community benefits agreement required in Manor Park Estates redevelopment

By Manor Park Chronicle

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Rideau-Rockcliffe Councillor Rawlson King

By Rideau-Rockcliffe Coun. Rawlson King

In October, I participated in a community consultation to discuss the revised schedules for Manor Park Estates’ Official Plan Amendment.

The schedules dictate the locations of buildings, roads and amenity spaces, and proposed building heights. Details that include size and quantity of residential units will come later with zoning and site plan changes.

In addition to continuing the conversation with residents about their vision for Manor Park, a process for the creation of a community benefits agreement is being undertaken. This will allow for further community input to be shared.

LDD moth response plan

Due to continued infestation of trees throughout Ward 13 and the city by Lymantria Dispar Dispar moths, over the summer, I successfully introduced a motion at Environment Committee to direct City staff to develop a response plan for LDD moths in Ottawa that includes communication of best practices, and mitigation supports to residents and community groups.

Budget and climate change resiliency

This autumn, there will be many opportunities for residents to express their opinions concerning the city we want. First and foremost, the city’s draft budget will be deliberated through October and November. Members of the community can provide further input by visiting  to learn about budget direction and consultation.   

The city is also developing a climate resiliency strategy to assess how Ottawa is vulnerable to climate change and identify strategies to mitigate the greatest climate risks.

The city is looking for input on how climate change is affecting you and your community, the future impacts of climate change you are most concerned about, and how we can best prepare Ottawa to be resilient to the impacts. The city is looking to develop a strategy that meets the needs of everyone in Ottawa. 

Solid waste master plan

The city is also developing a new solid waste master plan, to be completed in 2023. The plan will guide how we manage solid waste over the next 30 years.

As Ottawa grows and changes, we need to ensure that our waste services evolve to meet new needs and challenges. This autumn, the city will be providing opportunities for residents to provide feedback on new waste collection options.

After reviewing resident input, municipal staff will make recommendations to council to consider the most cost-effective waste management methods to prolong the use of the city’s landfill facility.

In the second quarter of 2022 (i.e., April to June), staff will table that draft strategy, along with a short-term implementation plan for council’s consideration before a final round of public engagement.  

You can find more about these engagement opportunities on   

Rideau-Rockliffe transportation

Lastly, I recently released a position paper on active transportation in the ward. The objective of this position paper is to outline my goal towards a continuous, well-connected, and safe active transportation network in Rideau-Rockcliffe Ward for residents and visitors that supports recreational and commuter active transportation opportunities, and which enhances neighbourhood connectivity and increases mobility for users of all ages and abilities.

You can read my full position paper on my website at

I encourage you to be involved in all these public consultations over the fall. You can learn more about how you can extend your voice for meaningful change by signing up to my weekly newsletter at or by contacting my office at