2017 Planning Excellence Award

(left to right) Minister Eileen Clarke, Jennifer Ferguson, Derek Eno, RRPD Board Chair Debbie Fiebelkorn, Assistant Deputy Minister Ramona Mattix

The RRPD won a 2017 Planning Excellence Award for the Operational and Organizational improvements that have been ongoing since 2014. This is the first time the award has been granted for this type of initiative. Past awards are typically granted for special plans or projects. The Manitoba Planning Excellence Awards acknowledges individuals, organizations, companies and Manitoba planning authorities (municipalities and planning districts) in their efforts to enhance communities through innovative and high quality planning initiatives.

The Awards promote outstanding planning practice deliberately guided by and supporting sustainable development principles in Manitoba communities. This includes planning processes, as well as products, that support well-being by design. This is a tremendous honour and acknowledgement. The RRPD also won a Planning Excellence Award in 2012 for the District Development Plan.

Specifically the Organizational and Operational improvements were implemented through the following;

Customer Services

  • Rebranding through a New Logo, Website and Online permits
  • New Development Permit Application Forms
  • Customer Satisfaction Survey
  • Reduction 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

 


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