The RMP Monitoring Program addresses the periodic RMP update required by the Highlands Act.  The Program evaluates progress toward achieving the goals of the RMP through implementation of policies and programs.  The Monitoring Program is not intended to amend the RMP, but rather develop the factual foundation on which potential amendments to the RMP may be made.


The Highlands Regional Master Plan (RMP) is continually updated as a result of new or corrected information received from municipalities as part of the Plan Conformance process. 

In addition, the Highlands Act requires a more substantive review take place every six years. The RMP outlined a Monitoring Program to meet this requirement: 

"The RMP Monitoring Program and associated Monitoring Review Report will evaluate the progress in achieving the goals of the RMP through implementation of policies and programs. The implementation of a monitoring program will ensure that the RMP remain effective and current." - Highland Regional Master Plan, pg. 416

The objectives of the Monitoring Program are:

  • Identify indicators and milestones that will allow measurement of progress toward goals outlined in the Highlands Act and RMP.
  • To the extent practical, measure progress to date.
  • Establish process for continued monitoring going forward.

The launch of the 2014 Monitoring Program was announced at the March 2013 Highlands Council Meeting(ppt).