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2019 Development Officer's Annual Report

The MD of Wainwright saw a decline in development throughout the 2019 year, with 50 development permits being issued, with a total dollar value of $8,957,300.  There were 10 new home starts, 9 manufactured homes, 15 shops/sheds/barns, 5 garages, 5 home renovations/additions/retaining walls/misc as well as 6 gravel pits and communication tower developments.

Oilfield activity remained low in 2019 with the Provincial Government issuing 10 drilling permits throughout the municipality.  The municipality granted 6 pipeline road-crossing approvals and with the continued reclamation and pipeline maintenance projects, existing and new approach approvals were steady throughout the year.

The MD received 21 applications for subdivision during 2019, with a total of 9 new parcels of land being created, 2 boundary adjustments and 12 conditionally approved subdivision applications.

The Inspections Group Inc. is now the accredited inspection agency and the sole provider of the Safety Codes Compliance Services within the MD of Wainwright.  All provincial regulations shall be adhered to and permits for building, electrical, plumbing, gas and private sewage disposal systems shall be obtained as required.  Contact The Inspections Group Inc. at 1-866-554-5048 or obtain permit applications on their website at

The MD of Wainwright would like to remind ratepayers that development permits are not only required for building but also for the change in use of land or buildings.  Clear Lake residents are reminded that any type of development including grading of your lot and retaining walls require development and building permits which could entail an engineered design.  All shoreline modifications must be approved by Alberta Environment.  If you have any questions regarding development, please contact our office at 780-842-4454.  Development permit and subdivision applications can be picked up at the MD office or downloaded from our website at

The MD of Wainwright continues to encourage development and we welcome the opportunity to discuss all new proposals.

Respectfully submitted,

Kim Christensen

Development Officer