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2017 Development Officer's Annual Report

Development in the MD of Wainwright remained constant throughout the 2017 year, with 61 development permits being issued, with a total dollar value of $25,428,395. There were 24 new homes, 20 shops/garages/sheds/barns, 7 home renovations/additions and 10 other developments including numerous gravel pits and the Town of Wainwright’s Storm Water Management Project.

Oilfield activity continued to show a decline in 2017 with the Provincial Government issuing only 18 drilling permits throughout the municipality. The municipality granted 11 pipeline road-crossing approvals and with the increase in oilfield reclamation activity, existing and new approach approvals were steady throughout the year.

The MD received 11 applications for subdivision during 2017, with a total of 13 new parcels of land being created.

The MD would like to remind all residents that any development over 150 square feet requires a building permit from Superior Safety Codes. Non-permanent developments do not require a MD of Wainwright development permit but may require a Superior Safety Codes building permit. 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

All provincial regulations shall be adhered to and permits for building, electrical, plumbing and heating, gas and private sewer systems shall be obtained as required. The provider of the Safety Codes Compliance Services within the Municipal District of Wainwright is Superior Safety Codes Inc. Permit application forms for all of the Safety Codes Disciplines that are covered by Superior Safety Codes are available at the MD office or directly from Superior Safety Codes Inc.

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

Respectfully submitted,
Kim Christensen
Development Officer