NEW LAND ADMINISTRATION BY-LAW REQUIRES INPUT FROM RESIDENTS

October 15, 2018

NEW LAND ADMINISTRATION BY-LAW REQUIRES INPUT FROM RESIDENTS

OCTOBER 4, 2018 (IQALUIT, NUNAVUT) - the City of Iqaluit’s Land Administration By-law, which came into force in 1996, provides rules and procedures for acquiring, advertising, leasing and accepting land applications for municipal land.

The current By-law is now over 20 years old and must be updated to: reflect changes in administrative practices; improve alignment with the Government of Nunavut Municipal Land Administration Policy; address emerging initiatives; and become more user-friendly.

There are specific changes to the new draft Land Administration By-law that could be of particular interest to Iqaluit’s citizens:

  • New processes for leasing land: The new Land Administration By-law sets out new rules for leasing new lots, including new eligibility and procedures for ballot draws for residential lots.
  • New rules for developing municipal lands: The new Land Administration By-law provides new opportunities to allow private developers to develop municipal lands.
  • New support for non-market housing initiatives. The Land Administration By-law is openly supportive of co-operative housing or other subsidized housing developments.

A formal Public Hearing for the Draft Land Administration By-law will be held on Monday October 22, 2018, from 5:30 PM to 9 PM, in the Council Chambers at Iqaluit City Hall. Everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend.

Citizens can have their voices officially heard at the Public Hearing: Citizens can ask to be added to the Public Hearing ‘Speaker’s List’ by contacting planning@city.iqaluit.nu.ca or 867-979-5661 before 4 PM on October 19, 2018.

Citizens can find the draft Land Administration By-Law and a Summary of Key Changes on the City’s website (www.city.iqaluit.nu.ca), at Iqaluit City Hall,and at the Planning and Development Department (Building 2425).

For more information, please contact the City at planning@city.iqaluit.nu.ca or 867-979-5661.