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RRPD wins Planning Excellence Award

Posted: May 18, 2017

RRPD wins Planning Excellence Award

At the 2017 Manitoba Planning Conference held in Winnipeg this month, the Red River Planning District (RRPD) received an award for planning excellence from the Province of Manitoba.

  L to R:  Minister Eileen Clark, Jennifer Ferguson (RRPD),
Derek Eno (RRPD), Mayor Debbie Fiebelkorn (RRPD Board Chair)
and Ramona Mattix (Conference co-chair)

This award recognized the operational and organizational improvements that have been ongoing since 2014 and is the first time it has been presented for this type of initiative; it is usually granted for special plans or specific projects.  The nomination for this award highlighted the following improvements:

Customer Services
  • Re-branding through a New Logo, Website and Online permits
  • New Development Permit Application Forms
  • Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • Reduction of timelines in Enforcement Process
  • Annual Public Open House for Contractors and Public

Development Services
  • Fast Track Development Permit Applications
  • Temporary Plan Review Position to expedite Single Family Permits
  • Reduced Permit Turnaround Times
  • The Certified Professional Program
  • Development Permit Checklist / Standard Operating Procedures for Staff
  • Photographic Submission for inspection

Planning Services
  • Planning Application Standard Operating Procedures for Staff
  • Combined Hearings for Planning Applications
  • Registered Professional Planner Program

The RRPD comprises a partnership among six municipalities whereby a single office provides planning and development services for all partners. 

As one of the member municipalities, we extend our congratulations to the staff of the RRPD.

To learn more about the RRPD, visit their website at: www.redriverplanning.com


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