WaterWolf District Planning Comission

District Planning Commission

The WaterWolf District Planning Commission represents a regional group of 28 rural and urban municipalities and one First Nation adjacent to Lake Diefenbaker and the South Saskatchewan River.  The commission was established and funded by the MidSask Community Futures to discuss solutions to long term co-operative infrastructure and land use planning.  Solutions to infrastructure and land use planning will create a more attractive investment climate for developments including Lake side housing, village commercial and residential,  highway commercial and residential, intensive livestock, and resource extraction to name a few.  One direct goal for the commission is to provide a one stop shop for developers for advice and process on what they require to start and complete various developments in the region.  The Commission is currently fully funded by all municipalities. The boundaries of the district can be seen in the WaterWolf District Land Use Concept Plan.    



I can’t say enough about the tremendous benefit of Waterwolf membership. Our global community is shrinking & Waterwolf enables us to think about concerns on a regional basis and share best practises with our neighbors. We have gained so much capacity in the region simply by cooperating and sharing information with each other. Assisting  communities with having  Zoning Bylaws & OCP’s  in place  has placed communities in a position to welcome any development opportunities that come along. The power of member municipalities working together makes anything possible in the region. Thanks Waterwolf!

Joyce Aitken, CAO


The Town of Hanley is a member of WaterWolf, a grassroots project for regional cooperation. WaterWolf has become an avenue for Provincial advocacy for our specific area.

We have taken advantage of this membership for essential tools in the regulations of planning with the adoption of the Official District Plan (WaterWolf Growth Management Plan) and Zoning Bylaw, a Development Appeals Board, District Board of Revision, and the services of the staff Community Planner. The resources that WaterWolf have provided us with include contact with a Bylaw Enforcement Officer and Building Official; Basic Emergency Management and Building Standards training; newsletters with pertinent information needed for day-to-day operations of the municipality, zoning bylaw amendments and development plans; GIS mapping; and enhanced networking with member municipalities.

We look forward to future educational growth and regional purchasing opportunities with WaterWolf!

Darice Carlson, CAO