The Altona Fringe Area Secondary Plan will
be a long-range plan and vision for the areas of the RM of Rhineland
immediately adjacent to the Town of Altona. The RPGA (Rhineland, Plum Coulee,
Gretna, and Altona) Planning District has adopted the guiding priorities of:
Governance and Regionalization to
coordinate infrastructure and cost-sharing for regional services;
Public Services and Infrastructure to
include age-friendly services, public transportation, and green spaces, and;
Economic Development to be responsive to
business, industrial, and housing needs and projections.
Development in the Fringe Area benefits both
municipalities and it is important for everyone to have their say in the planning process.
Everyone is invited to attend.
This round of public engagement will
take place to review and further refine the draft plan.
If you have any questions about the
planning process, or wish to share your thoughts or concerns, please contact
Lea Hastie at firstname.lastname@example.org or at
RPGA Planning District
When incorporated the RPGA Planning District was officially incorporated on January 1. 2010 it included the Town of Plum Coulee, and the Town of Gretna , the Town of Altona and the Municipality of Rhineland.
On January 1, 2015, the Town of Plum Coulee, the Town of Gretna and the Rural Municipality of
Rhineland and incorporated into the Municipality of Rhineland.
The RPGA Planning District is a joint effort between the Municipality of Rhineland and the Town of Altona.
The RPGA Board has created a development plan that outlines policy to guide development in this district.
What is a Development Plan?
A development plan is an umbrella document that sets the direction for future growth and change in our communities. It includes information such as where certain kinds of development should be allowed and where new residential neighbourhoods will be located. This plan is a governing document and each member Municipality must ensure that their zoning, by-laws and development decisions comply with the plan. Only then can we collectively make the plan real.
When the new development plan is complete, each community’s zoning by-law will also be reviewed and amended to ensure that it complies.
What is a Zoning By-law?
A zoning by-law describes the rules for development on properties. It includes the details about how future development should look. It is one of many tools that will be used to implement the development plan. Often there are zoning differences between residences and industries. Zoning by-laws may dictate how large one’s front yard can be or the maximum height of a sign on Main Street.
The RPGA Planning District entered into an agreement with MSTW Planning District in 2016 to provide Part 3 Inspections. If you are planning on building Part 3 please contact MSTW
for a building permit at (204) 822-6223.
RPGA Board Accepting Manitoba Planning Excellence Award