Northern Rockies Regional Municipality

Regional Development & Planning

This Department is divided into

Regional Economic Development and Tourism

The role of Regional Economic Development and Tourism focuses on strengthening the economic base of the town of Fort Nelson and outlying communities of the Northern Rockies Regional Municipality, crossing all sectors. A wide range of infrastructure issues are addressed, which contributes to the overall 'climate' for business in the community.  Communication with local business, industry, government agencies and trade organizations helps this division to plan, organize and manage various projects designed to positively impact our local region and economy. Please go to the Business section of this website to access services and information from this department.

During the summer months, with the heavy tourist traffic generated by the Alaska Highway, the department oversees the contract for the Visitor Information Centre (operated by the Fort Nelson & District Chamber of Commerce) and other tourism programs, providing a unique overview of the Regional Municipality.

The Tourism Northern Rockies website provides up-to-date information for visitors to the North or see the Visitors section for tourism services and related information.

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Planning

The role of regional Planning is to promote best planning practices through the provision of information and service to Regional Council, the development community and the general public. This can take many forms, but typically includes:

  • providing Regional Council with advice and recommendations on planning matters;
  • undertaking land use related studies;
  • carrying out delegated authorities on behalf of Regional Council, such as processing development applications; and
  • providing land related information to Regional Council, agencies, and the public.

Generally the Planning department's  tasks are divided between 5 major functions:

  • Current Planning,
  • Long Range Planning,
  • Building Inspection (For more information, see the Publications & Development Guides page),
  • Business Licensing and
  • Mapping services.

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