Land Use Planning

Managing our future
As part of the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement, we have developed a Regional Land Use Plan to ensure proper management of our land, water, and resources.

The Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement requires that a Regional Land Use Plan be developed to manage the use of land, water, and resources in the Labrador Inuit Settlement Area (LISA), including Labrador Inuit Lands.

A Regional Planning Authority (RPA) was established and developed a proposed Land Use Plan in accordance to the Labrador Inuit Land Claims Agreement for the Beneficiaries of Nunatsiavut.

The draft Land Use Plan was developed through public consultations within all of the Inuit Communities, and Happy Valley-Goose Bay, North West River, Mudlake, and St. John’s. The RPA than appointed a commissioner to conduct public hearings throughout the province of Newfoundland and Labrador and to make recommendations on the draft plan. The RPA considered the comments made by the commissioner and submitted a draft plan to both the Nunatsiavut Government and the provincial government for consideration.

The Land Use Plan was accepted in principle by the Nunatsiavut Executive Council. However, it has not yet been approved by the Nunatsiavut House of Assembly.

The Land Use Plan was submitted to provincial government in March 2011. To date, the proposed Land Use Plan has not yet been accepted by the province.