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2018 Development Officer's Annual Report

Development throughout the MD of Wainwright remained continuous during the 2018 year, with 56 development permits being issued, having a total dollar value of $16,221,163.  There were 27 new home starts, 12 shops/garages/sheds/barns, 12 home renovations/additions/retaining walls and 5 communication tower developments.

Oilfield activity remained quite low in 2018 with the Provincial Government issuing 33 drilling permits throughout the municipality.  The municipality granted 3 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 11 applications for subdivision during 2018, with a total of 11 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.  Clear Lake residents are reminded that any type of development, including grading of your lot and retaining walls, requires development and building permits.  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