Public Consultations

Sixteen Mile Creek Valley Slope Assessment

Erosion Hazard Limits in Downtown Oakville

The Town of Oakville in co-operation with Conservation Halton (CH) have completed a study to confirm the limits of the erosion hazard for a portion of the Sixteen Mile Creek valley in downtown Oakville. Work carried out in association with the study included site inspections, background information gathering, soil investigations, and geotechnical and creek erosion analysis.

Review details of the Sixteen Mile Creek Valley Slope Assessment: Erosion Hazard Limits in Downtown Oakville:

Ontario Regulation 162/06

Pursuant to Ontario 162/06, Conservation Halton (CH) regulates all watercourses, valleylands, wetlands, Lake Ontario and Hamilton Harbour shoreline and hazardous lands, as well as lands adjacent to these features. In this particular study area, CH regulates a distance of 15 metres from the limit of the erosion hazard or stable top of bank. Permission is required from CH prior to undertaking any development within CH’s regulated area and development must meet CH’s Policies and Guidelines for the Administration of Ontario Regulation 162/06 and Land Use Planning Policy Document.

Conservation Halton’s regulation and policies, as well as Approximate Regulatory Limits (ARL) mapping, is available at

Refinements to the ARL may be permitted if detailed technical studies are undertaken to demonstrate that the hazard limits differ from that shown on the map.

Project Contacts

Diana Friesen, B.Sc., C.E.T
Water Resources Technologist
Town of Oakville
905-845-6601 ext. 3904 (TTY 905-338-4200)

Charles Priddle, PhD
Manager, Regulations Program
Conservation Halton
905-336-1158 ext. 2276