Document Archive

All Manitoba legislation is available free of charge, in a searchable, html format. The legislation portal includes access to planning- and Capital Region-related legislation such as: The Planning Act and The Provincial Planning Regulation; The Municipal Act; The Environment Act; The Capital Region Partnership Act; and The City of Winnipeg Charter Act.
Please see the PMCR website for additional community and report resources. More detailed data for Manitoban communities is available through the Provincial Community Profiles page and Statistics Canada. Geospatial information (GIS data) is available for the Province of Manitoba through the Manitoba Land Initiative.

This 1996 bibliography is a compilation of planning-related literature focused on the City of Winnipeg. The 16 document sections include: Community/ Neighbourhood Planning; Downtown Planning; the Forks & East Yards; Heritage & Conservation Planning; Housing; Land Use & Zoning; North Portage Redevelopment; Parks, Recreation, Open-Space, & Riverbends; Sustainable & Fringe Development; Transportation Planning; Urban Design; Winnipeg’s Chinatown; the Winnipeg Core Area Initiative (WCAI); the Winnipeg Development Agreement (WDA); Social Planning; and General Information.

This 1995 report by the Clean Environment Commission (CEC) panel makes regional solid and recyclable waste strategy recommendations based on information gathered through the public hearing process. The CEC held public hearings in order to identify opinions and concerns related to waste ownership, competitive sites, regional systems, sustainable development strategy elements, and other issues pertaining to solid waste management.

This 1990 report outlines study analysis, concerns, and recommendations regarding the routing and design plans developed for transportation in the Winnipeg-Selkirk Corridor Study since 1984. The routing and design of the Winnipeg to Selkirk Corridor began in 1984 in order to address concerns about future transportation requirements between the two cities.

Report on Public Hearings: Application of Water Quality Objectives for the Watershed Classification of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers and Tributaries Within and Downstream of the City of Winnipeg
This 1989 report provides a summary of evidence presented at the 1989 public hearings convened by the Manitoba Clean Environment Commission. The Commission of water quality objectives provided recommendations for the watershed classification of the Red and Assiniboine Rivers and tributaries within and downstream of the city of Winnipeg.

The City of Winnipeg Act Review Committee examined the operation of the City government under the Act, excluding assessment, with a focus on five issue areas. They included - the relationship between the City and the Province and the powers each one has; relationships between local communities within Winnipeg and the City of Winnipeg as a whole; relationship between the City and areas adjacent to the City; the way in which city planning is done, and citizen participation in the City's decision-making process.

This 1976 paper was the final submission of the Winnipeg Region Study Committee. It is a composite paper that contained the terms of reference, program summary, analysis of findings, and conclusion recommendations towards the development of land use policies of the Winnipeg Region.

This 1974 report provides information on groundwater resources of the Winnipeg Region Study Area. This area includes the municipalities of: Rockwood; St. Andrews; St. Clements; Brokenhead; Springfield; Tache; Ste. Anne; Hanover; De Salaberry; Ritchot; Morris; MacDonald; Cartier; St. Francois Xavier; Woodlands; and Rosser. Data collected from each municipality includes local geological conditions, aquifer types, groundwater quality and quantity available, and potential pollution hazards related to water supply.

This 1974 study focuses on the nature of demand for rural residential living within the Winnipeg Region by identifying the characteristics of the population that have moved to the rural fringe. Further insight is provided into the reasons for living outside the City of Winnipeg in particular locations based on study participant choices to predict future population movements from the City. Recommendations were made about the role of local and provincial governments to analyze the impact development would have on the physical and social characteristics of the region and then to evolve and enforce guidelines which will direct construction into the most suitable areas within the region.

The 1974 Winnipeg Region Planning Study examined the evolving settlement and land use pattern in the rural region surrounding the City. This report provided a description of development trends in the region as they evolved in the 1970s and to project demand pressures between 1981-96 that might be expected if the level of growth in the early 1970s was sustained.

In 1973 the University of Manitoba's Department of City Planning conducted a survey on behalf of the Winnipeg Region Study on the characteristics of rural non-farm households. The municipalities of MacDonald, Ritchot, Rockwood, St. Francois-Xavier and St. Andrews were surveyed to provide information on the types of households located in these areas and the lifestyle preferences of rural non-farm residents. The survey and analysis in this report were based on a study conducted in 1972 by the Municipal Planning Branch on rural non-farm households in the R.M. of Springfield.

In 1973 a cost/ benefit study of rural residential development in former farm areas was conducted in the Municipalities of Rosser, Springfield and East St. Paul. Comparisons were made between the years 1966 and 1971 of the value of residential property and the level and cost of service for industry roads, street lighting, police and fire protection, water and sewer, garbage and solid waste collection, education, public health and welfare, community planning, hydro and telephone. Conclusions were made regarding the relationship between revenue and costs, levels of services, and residential density.

This document was an effort by the Manitoba Government to: stimulate public discussion on urban boundary reform in Winnipeg; identify the disparity of governmental structures to make it an effective functioning entity; identify the Government’s perspective of the most effective method of restructuring the area's government; and to explain how the Manitoba Government intended to reorganize its own structure and to recommend a basis for a more effective urban provincial - federal relationship in the early 1970s.

Provisional Plan for Local Government Units
This plan, published in 1970, identifies problems that existed in the local government structure in the Metropolitan Winnipeg area and provided recommendations for Local Government units within the metropolitan area and the additional zone as described in the Metropolitan Winnipeg Act