On July 14, 2005, Transportation & Government Services Minister Ron Lemieux received the recommendations of the 2020 – Manitoba’s Transport Vision Report from the 2020 Steering Committee Chair Daryl Reid, MLA for Transcona.
A major theme of the report, drawn from the public consultation process, includes the need for increased funding to maintain and expand existing infrastructure.
The Manitoba government has undertaken a number of initiatives since 1999 to address infrastructure needs in Manitoba. Based on the information provided by Manitobans in the 2020 report, the government will continue to build on its solid record of increasing investments to meet the needs of the province’s transportation network.
The report and recommendations (See report below) continue to be examined on an ongoing basis to provide further positive commitment of resources and long-term strategic planning to protect the transportation system’s role in Manitoba’s economy.
To protect the integrity and considerable investment that has been made in the provincial transportation system, the Transportation Systems Planning and Development Branch (TSPDB) reviews and comments on all Development Plans and Zoning By-laws. This detailed review and analysis gives the department the opportunity to ensure that appropriate transportation policies and proposed land use designations within these proposed land use documents do not compromise the safe and efficient operation and future enhancement of the provincial transportation system.
Provincial Planning Regulation (81/2011) became effective on June 20, 2011. This regulation replaces the former Provincial Land Use Policies Regulation (184/94) and serves as a guide to planning authorities in preparing, reviewing and amending development plans. There are three distinct sections to the Planning Regulation: Provincial Land Use Policies (PLUPs); Development Plan Requirements; and Livestock Operation Requirements. Development Plans are to be generally consistent with the Provincial Planning Regulation.
TSPDB led Manitoba Infrastructure and Transportation’s PLUPs review process and provided major input into the development of the new Transportation PLUP. The new Transportation Policy promotes the integration and connectivity of a multimodal transportation system; integrates land use and transportation planning; supports development that is compatible with both local and provincial transportation networks; preserves the integrity of the transportation system and promotes transit and active transportation through land use planning.
Information and details of the new Provincial Planning Regulation can be accessed on Manitoba department of Local Government’s website