Planning and Development Services

The Planning and Development Services Department contains divisions that serve Niagara residents in several different ways. Contact us with any questions you may have.


  • Community and Corporate Planning
    Community and Corporate Planning works with partners and community groups to lead or support planning initiatives in the region. Economic, social and cultural projects are often the focus.

    This group regularly seeks input on their projects from a wide range of public groups. This important feedback helps ensure long-term community success.

  • Development Services
    The Development Services division provides comments, analysis or approvals on a variety of development related planning applications and policies.

  • Emergency Management Organization
    The Emergency Management Organization provides leadership in the development, maintenance and growth of emergency readiness in Niagara.

    The Emergency Management Organization's goal is to ensure emergency planning activities are developed with an integrated approach, and in partnership neighbouring communities.

  • Regional Policy Planning
    Regional Policy Planning is responsible for ensuring that the Regional Official Plan appropriately reflects Regional Council's social, environmental, economic, climate change and land use development priorities.

    This group works with area municipalities, other planning agencies throughout the Region and at the Provincial Government level to develop and implement Regional Planning Policy.

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