Tri-Roads Planning District - Community Backgrounder
What is a Development Plan?
The development plan will guide the Tri-Roads Planning District’s growth and development for the next generation. It is a strategic document that will address the community’s physical, economic and social development. The development plan is also a reflection of the community’s goals and aspirations for the next generation as it strives to create a vibrant Planning District that will contribute to the quality of life and liveability of the Tri-Roads region.
Which Rural Municipalities and Villages are included in the Tri Roads Planning District?
In 2013, Manitoba Municipalities were directed by the Province to amalgamate. As a result of this direction, the Town of Russell and Village of Binscarth entered the process of amalgamating to form the Municipality of Russell-Binscarth and the Rural Municipalities of Silver Creek and Shellmouth-Boulton entered into the process of amalgamating to form the Rural Municipality of Riding Mountain West. The Tri-Roads Planning District includes the RM of Russell Binscarth and the RM of Riding Mountain West.
The Purpose of the Development Plan
The development plan will serve as a framework for decision-making for the Planning District to guide and formulate development policies and decisions for the area’s economic growth and livability. It will also identify opportunities regarding development of land, as well as, social, environmental and economic factors that contribute to the growth and prosperity of the Tri-Roads Planning District. In addition, it will establish the necessary short-term and long-term actions for the implementation of the development plan.
Economic Development Tool vs. Regulation
The Tri-Roads development plan and Zoning Bylaw will act as a vehicle for future economic development. Its role will be much more than a form of regulation. The development plan will create a tool for community economic development to attract industry, business and community amenities such as health care. It will essentially create a plan of action for the Tri-Roads community for liveability and future prosperity.