The Province of Manitoba has approved a regulation that will enables the creation of a regional planning board with members from capital region municipalities effective January 1, 2023 . The new board that includes at least one director from each of the 18 member municipalities in the capital region. The province will add up to four additional board members to facilitate conversations among municipalities and add provincial perspectives and relevant expertise. Nominations and applications for the board of directors will begin in early January.
The new Capital Planning Region will build on the positive legacy of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Region (WMR). The province will work with the WMR to transition to the new planning region framework that is supported by legislation to deliver for the first time a regional plan set in by-laws that are developed and informed through public engagement.
The provincial government also proclaimed a number of sections of the The Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act (Bill 37) that will take force on January 1, 2023. These sections primarily enable the creation of the Capital Planning Region.
Bill 37 as passed by the Manitoba Legislature can be found here.
The December 7th order in council implementing these sections of Bill 37 can be found here.
To view the province’s news release, click here.
On November 30th, the provincial government also proclaimed a number of sections of the The Planning Amendment and City of Winnipeg Charter Amendment Act (Bill 34) that will take force on December 31, 2022.
Bill 34 as passed by the Manitoba Legislature can be found here.
The November 30th order in council implementing these sections of Bill 34 can be found here.