Effective July 11, 2021, Saskatchewan entered Step Three of the Re-Opening Roadmap and the public health order relative to COVID-19 was lifted. All restrictions related to the public health order were removed as of that date.

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Regional Planning

Many communities are adopting regional planning – or inter-municipal co-operation – as a way to address the challenges they face, like:

  • infrastructure demands
  • access to professional resources
  • pressures with growth and decline

Regional planning can help in these situations. It allows communities to spend limited resources more efficiently while tackling challenges together. In short, it can make our communities a better place to live.

Types of regional planning

Regional planning can come in a variety of forms like planning districts, through inter-municipal agreements or by co-operating with each other on a specific issue. By working together, communities can:

  • build administrative, governance and technical capacity
  • achieve shared goals between neighbours
  • deliver cost-shared services and infrastructure

When to consider regional planning

Many Saskatchewan communities have already developed regional partnerships to address common issues involving:

  • land use planning
  • waste management
  • economic development
  • emergency and protective services
  • recreation

To get started, review the information below. Then discuss your community's needs with your neighbours.

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