Industry News

Provincial Party Leaders Forum

When: September 12, 2023

Time: 7:30am - 9:30am

Where: Holiday Inn Express, 1740 Ellice Avenue

Cost: $40 +GST

Premier Heather Stefanson (PC), Opposition Leader Wab Kinew (NDP) and Liberal Leader Dougald Lamont will meet moderators Richard Cloutier (CJOB) and Mary Agnes Welch (Probe Research) in a rapid Q&A forum, to discuss their priorities and how each will set out to ensure Manitoba’s economy grows.

Click HERE for details and registration.

UDI 2023 General Members Meeting - September 21, 2023

When: September 21, 2023

Time: 9:00am

Where: Caboto Centre (1055 Wilkes Avenue)

UDI Manitoba’s September 21st general members meeting will feature a presentation from Hazel Borys, Director of Planning, Property and Development at the City of Winnipeg. The meeting details are as follows:

UDI Manitoba’s general member meetings are open to all UDI Manitoba members to attend and provide an opportunity to raise questions and concerns regarding issues important to Manitoba’s Land Development industry.

Please email to register to attend.

Manitoba Hydro - 2023 Integrated Resource Plan

Manitoba Hydro’s first ever Integrated Resource Plan is now available on our website.

This plan is the result of over two years of work, including multiple rounds of engagement to build our understanding of Manitobans’ energy plans and perspectives. Thank you for your contribution to this work.

The feedback we received helped us to complete extensive modelling and analysis on a range of possible futures. Here’s some of what we learned:

  • The energy transition is already underway, driven by Canada’s move to net-zero goals and a low or no-carbon energy economy.
  • Electricity demand in our province could double in the next 20 years and new sources of generation could be needed within the next 10 years.
  • Investments to meet this additional electricity demand will put upward pressure on rates.
  • Managing this energy transition will be critical to ensuring we can continue to provide safe, reliable, and cost-effective energy for our customers.
  • Using energy efficiency to make the most of the energy we already have will be key to a successful energy transition.
  • Strategic use of natural gas will play a role in getting to net zero.
  • Wind generation is a cost-effective potential energy choice.


Visit Integrated Resource Plan to find out more about what we learned, the near-term actions we’re planning to take, and the key indicators, or signposts, we will monitor to understand how we can best prepare to meet the future energy needs of our customers.

A Message from OurWInnipeg 2045 Team

OurWinnipeg 2045 team would like to share that Council’s Strategic Priorities Action Plan (SPAP) was approved by Council on May 30, 2023 and can be viewed in its published format here. This direction will flow into the multi-year budget process underway internally.


Delegations who presented at the committee meetings or made a submission contributed to a stronger recommendation from Council to align SPAP with existing City master and strategic plans. Council’s Recommendation 4 states:


“That the Public Service work with Council and report back in September 2023 with a framework to measure and report on the Strategic Priorities Action Plan (SPAP) progress, including key performance indicators and how the Strategic Priorities Action Plan (SPAP) aligns with adopted Council policies and strategies (including for example, but not limited to, the Winnipeg Recreation & Parks Strategies, Community Energy Investment Roadmap (CEIR), the CSO Master Plan, Winnipeg Transit Master Plan, Newcomer Welcome and Inclusion Policy, etc.).”


If you have any questions, please email

Red River Planning District

Summer at the Red River Planning District (RRPD) brings summer days, warm weather, and an increase in permit inspections! Take a look at the Red River Planning July newsletter to view more on processing permits in recored time, how to avoid permit delays, and looking back on the past year.

View the newsletter HERE.

RFP - Stonewall CCRC Site Development

The Town of Stonewall is seeking experienced firms who are prepared to design, develop, and construct a comprehensive multi -use development on the site located at the corner of 4th St East and 3rd Ave South. The development is to include but is not limited to independent housing, assisted living, supportive housing, and a memory care facility that will create an age-in-place campus.

UDI Manitoba has been asked to share the RFP Document with our members and presented them with this unique opportunity to pursue this project in Stonewall.

Should you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact or Town of Stonewall CAO Wally Melnyk

New Manitoba Hydro Land Management Site and Subdivision Status Dashboard

Manitoba Hydro’s Property Department has launched a Land Management Site. This is a new platform that offers resources and services related to land management dealings with Manitoba Hydro.

One particularly helpful feature of the site is the new Subdivision Status Dashboard, which allows you to check the status of your subdivision within Manitoba Hydro's easement obtaining process. The dashboard is best viewed on a desktop computer and offers a convenient way to stay informed about the progress of your subdivision.

The Manitoba Hydro Land Management Site currently offers a variety of helpful resources related to the subdivision process, including guides, links to service application forms, FAQ’s and will continue to expand and offer more resources over time.

A potential future development is the use of digital, online applications for Easement Encroachment.

We invite you to visit the site today to learn more about the resources and services available here.

Feedback and suggestions regarding the site and dashboard are gladly welcome by Manitoba Hydro and can be shared at the next meet up between Manitoba Hydro and the Urban Development Institute. 

MB Hydro - Residential Development

Manitoba Hydro has updated its website to allow developers to apply online for pre-serving of both residential and commercial developments. You can find more details from Manitoba Hydro via the links below:

Residential Developments

Commercial Developments

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