Plans, Reports and Publications

The Municipality of Highlands East uses various reports, plans and publications as guides for decision making and municipal operations. They are listed and available for download below.

Asset Management Plan

The Asset Management Plan acts as a guide for renewing, operating, maintaining, building, replacing and disposing of core infrastructure like roads, bridges and water. Infrastructure investment is an important part of municipal government. It helps economic development, improves quality of life and can also create jobs.


Bridge and Culvert Inspection (OSIM) Reports

The Municipality of Highlands East's 7 bridges and 7 large culverts with a span of 3 metres or more are inspected by qualified structural engineers every second year as prescribed by Ontario Regulations. These inspections ensure all bridges and large culverts are in safe condition.


Budget and Financial Reports

Please view our Budget and Financial Reports page for details and downloads.

Business Retention and Expansion Report

This report summarizes, analyzes and makes recommendations based on the Business Retention and Expansion Survey conducted in 2016 and 2017 throughout the Municipality of Highlands East.


Cardiff and Dyno Estates Drinking Water Systems Financial Plan

This financial plan outlines current and forecasted expenditures related to the safe and efficient operation of the Drinking Water Systems for Cardiff and Dyno Estates.


Cardiff and Dyno Estates Drinking Water Systems Operational Plan

This operational plan is a series of continuously updated documents. If you wish to view this plan please contact the Environmental department by email or phone 613-339-2442.

Cardiff and Dyno Estates Well Reports

These annual reports show maintenance information and test results for drinking water systems wells operated by the municipality.


Cardiff Sewage Works Reports

These annual reports describe operations at the Cardiff Sewage Pump Station and Sewage Lagoon System.


Comprehensive Roads Needs Study

This study reviews the existing road network and assesses its physical condition as well as confirms various road attributes. All data collected is used to develop a prioritized listing of our roads network needs:


Cultural Plan

The Cultural Plan outlines the ways we can use our identity, culture, history and heritage to improve and promote the area. It also gives guidance for municipal leadership, promotes community engagement and advances tourism and economic development.


Emergency Response Plan

The emergency response plan has been prepared to provide key officials, agencies and departments of the Municipality of Highlands East with important emergency response information. 


Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan

As part of the Ontario Green Energy Act we develop and maintain a five year energy conservation plan and report annually on energy use and greenhouse gas emissions from our facilities.


Energy Usage Reports

We publish energy usage for our buildings and facilities as part of the Ontario Green Energy Act. The reports are available to download below in Microsoft Excel format. The reports show electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type basis.


Greens Mountain Recreational Master Plan

This plan was developed in 2014 as a tool to assist decision makers, stakeholders, user groups and the general public in determining the needs and priorities related to developing outdoor experiences at Greens Mountain.


Joint Accessibility Plan Reports

These reports outline the accomplishments by the Municipalities within Haliburton County towards the Joint Accessibility Plan 2018-2022.


Organization Assessment

This report gives information and recommendations on ways the municipality can be more efficient in service delivery and day to day operations.


Sewage Disposal Site Reports

The ECA requires the site owner to submit a performance report on an annual basis, describing the site operations for the previous calendar year. To obtain a copy of the annual report, please contact the Environmental Office at 613-339-2442.

Strategic Plan

Our strategic plan establishes a collective vision of where the Municipality should focus its energies. It aids in planning for the future, maximizing resources and assisting in communicating our priorities.


Trent Source Protection Plan

This source water protection plan outlines how the Trent Conservation Coalition plans to fulfil their goal of protecting existing and future drinking water sources.

View the latest Source Protection Plan (SPP) on the Trent Conservation Coalition website.

Waste Disposal Site Reports

These reports describe waste disposal sites and their conditions, operations and make recommendations for their use and continued operation. Copies of these reports are available upon request by contacting the Public Works Department.