Integrated Community Sustainability Plan

Each municipality that receives federal gas tax transfers under the Canada Nova Scotia Gas Tax Agreement is required to prepare and provide an Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (ICSP) by 2009-2010. ICSPs are defined in the federal/provincial gas tax agreements as “a long term plan, developed in consultation with community members, which provides direction for the community to realize sustainability objectives it has for the environmental, cultural, social, and economic dimensions of its identity.”

In July of 2007, Service Nova Scotia and Municipal Relations released an ICSP Guidebook and a choice of three templates. This document is the ICSP (Template # 3) which projects a planning scope of 25 years and beyond.

While the ICSP is a new experience for this municipal unit, the Municipality of the County of Inverness has been involved in a similar planning process for the past ten years through its commitment to "A Plan for Community Based Municipal Development."

For more information download the Integrated Community Sustainability Plan (834 kB).