2013 Progress Report Now Available

The annual CSP Progress Report measures and reports on the headway being made towards a variety of “indicators of sustainability”. These indicators range from topics such as per- capita water usage and housing density, to residential-commercial tax balance and voter turnout. The indicators are designed to provide a balanced sense of whether or not the community is making progress on the 13 Pathways to Sustainability, as outlined in the Cochrane Sustainability Plan.


Like reports from previous years, the 2013 Progress Report indicates a mix of positive movement towards some targets, no change in others, and in a few cases, negative movement.

A notable highlight of this years report is continued improvement in per-capita water usage, particularly considering Cochrane already has one of the lowest per-capita water usage rates in the province. Other highlights of this year’s report include positive movement on housing density, an increased number of active community associations and an increase in the number of business licenses granted in the community.

When you pause and consider the potential implications of the tremendous growth that Cochrane has experienced over the past few years, The Cochrane Sustainability Plan becomes an even more important document, laying out an ambitious 50-year vision for a complete and sustainable community. The annual Progress Report is an important element of this process, acting as a means to both celebrate our accomplishments and hold us accountable for the work that has yet to be done.

Every year’s progress report highlights the importance of the entire community being involved in the implementation of the Cochrane Sustainability Plan. Together we can ensure that for generations to come, Cochrane remains true to its shared values of prosperity, responsibility and stewardship.

Get informed, get involved, and contribute to making this vision a reality!

~SPUR Co-Chair Jeff Couillard

Download your free copy of the 2013 Progress Report (16 MB).