Land use planning in the NWT

Land Use Planning Policy Framework

The Department of Lands is developing a territorial Land Use Planning Policy Framework (the Policy Framework).  The Policy Framework will guide the Government of the Northwest Territories in reviewing, approving and supporting the development of land use plans throughout the NWT. Reflective of the principles endorsed by the Land Use and Sustainability Framework (2014), the Policy Framework will support the sustainable use of land, ensure clear and transparent processes, and facilitate integrated and informed decision making.

The Department of Lands will engage with land use planning boards, Indigenous organizations, the federal government, industry, and other stakeholders to ensure the Policy Framework is developed in a coordinated and transparent manner.