Land Use and Development

Manitoba is a vast province rich with natural heritage. As a result, there is pressure to utilize this heritage from a diversity of interests (e.g. forestry, mining, tourism, agriculture, recreation, settlement and other land uses). To sustain a healthy ecosystem, it is important that the demand for development is balanced with the need to protect and preserve valuable resources and the environment.
 
Land use planning helps communities establish their vision for the future use of land, resources and natural features, and outlines the steps required to achieve that vision. It involves managing land uses and deciding where best to develop homes, parks, agriculture and industry, and where things should be left in their natural state. Land use planning is an essential part of building healthy, prosperous and sustainable communities.
 
Through the planning process, communities can decide the future course of their growth and development and ensure that citizens are involved in the decision making. Sound planning will balance private and public interests and help communities manage change, avoid land use conflicts and respond to future challenges. Land use planning in Manitoba is a partnership between the provincial and local governments and their citizens. Each plays a key role in ensuring the planning process is a success.
 

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The Land Use and Development Web Application is a GIS interface that contains development plan and zoning information for all lands in Manitoba outside the City of Winnipeg.  Follow this link for City of Winnipeg information. The application features information representing land use designations and zones contained in the development plans and zoning bylaws adopted by municipalities or planning districts, along with Assessment Parcel Information from Manitoba Assessment Online, and various basemaps. It also has tools that enable users to perform land use analyses and help them understand and visualize their communities development potential.
 
This data is for reference and discussion purposes only. Please check with the organization responsible for the original source information for verification.