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First draft of Rural Zoning By-law consolidation now available

cover of first draft of rural zoning by-law

cover rural zoning bylawKawartha Lakes – The Kawartha Lakes Planning Division and consultant WSP have released the first draft of the long-awaited Rural Zoning By-Law. The project is taking a close look at the current 13 Rural Zoning By-Laws and consolidating all regulations into one by-law.

The first phase of the project involved an entire review of the existing rural by-laws by a Council appointed Task Force, as well as a Technical Advisory Committee that provided input and advice on the content and format of the new zoning by-law. Additionally, staff and the consultant gathered public input through several methods, including online surveys, open houses and public meetings.

To review the first draft of the by-law and get involved, go to the municipality’s online engagement platform Jump In, Kawartha Lakes at As the project team continues through the second phase of the project, they are looking to gather feedback on the drafted by-law and will hold three Virtual Public Open Houses in March:

  • Tuesday March 1, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
  • Thursday March 3, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm
  • Wednesday March 9, 2022 from 6:30 to 8:30pm

Registration details for the open houses are coming soon to Jump In, Kawartha Lakes. The public will be able to join the open houses online via computer or telephone.

The project team welcomes any and all feedback. Any questions or comments can also be shared directly with the project team through Jonathan Derworiz, Planner II, City of Kawartha Lakes, at

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