RPGA Planning District


Town of Altona Zoning Bylaw Update

January 27, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm



In January, 2020 Urban Systems was retained by the RPGA Planning District to update zoning bylaws for the Town of Altona and the Municipality of Rhineland.  In order to discuss proposed changes in the Town of Altona, the Planning District and Urban Systems are hosting a live video stream on January 27, 2021 on the Town of Altona Youtube Channel.  The presentation will include an overview of proposed changes and provide residents with an opportunity to ask questions.

 If you use Facebook,
join the event and invite your neighbours! (Town of Altona Facebook page)

 Do you have a question that you would like addressed during this livestream? Please submit your question directly to the consultant at the address below:

Jeff Palmer, Community Planner

Email: jpalmer@urbansystems.ca

Telephone: (204) 259-3693

You can also ask questions during the presentation.

RPGA Planning District

Needing a building permit? Please contact Susan or (204) 324-5357 for more information.

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 neighborhoods 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.
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.
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