Sudbury considers freezing development charges for one year

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Great Sudbury city council will vote June 29 on a proposal to freeze development charge rates for a period of one year, cancelling the expected 9.9 per cent inflationary increase will not be implemented on July 1.

Staff was directed to report back to council on the potential of implementing this rate freeze and a public meeting to hear public input on this proposed amendment to the development charges by-law:

The meeting will be held June 27 at 6 p.m. in the council chamber at Tom Davies Square.

Comments can be submitted in several ways:

Pre-register to speak at the public meeting by contacting clerk’s services at 705-674-4455 ext. 2409 or email, or you can register at the meeting. Presenters will be heard in the order they appear on the speakers’ list and will receive five minutes to make a presentation.

Send written comments to the city clerk, City of Greater Sudbury, P.O. Box 5000, Station A, Sudbury, ON, P3A 5P3, or email to

All written comments must be received by 4:30 p.m. June 22, 2023. All submissions received in writing and opinions expressed at the public meeting will be considered prior to council’s decision expected during the meeting on June 27.

To learn more about development charges and the proposed by-law amendment visit


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