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Comprehensive Zoning By-Law & Official Plan

Posted to Building, By-Law, Downloads, Official Plan, Property, Zoning By-Law on Sep 23, 2015

Official Plan

The Municipality of Highlands East completed a Comprehensive Review of its Official Plan in 2011 and 2012, which culminated in the approval of Official Plan Amendment 1 (OPA 1) by the County of Haliburton on April 24, 2013. This update was the first amendment to the Official Plan, which was originally approved by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing in 2004. The comprehensive amendment introduced new land use schedules, added new policies to guide mineral aggregate operations, updated local growth management and rural development policies, added shoreline design guidelines, and added new implementation policies for site plan control and development permits. The attached Official Plan is a consolidated version which includes amendments made by OPA 1.


The Official Plan is available for download below and for review at the municipal office in Wilberforce during regular office hours. Official Plan Schedules (maps) may be viewed below or at the Municipal Office.

The Zoning By-law (2005.29) is also available for download. This is a consolidated and amended version of the original Zoning By-Law (it includes amendments made in Zoning By-Law 2008.46) detailing the Housekeeping Amendment (reports available for download below) and is available for review at the municipal office in Wilberforce during regular office hours.

Zoning By-law maps may be viewed below or at at the Municipal Office.

Copies of either document can be purchased from the municipal office by contacting 705-448-2981.

Questions regarding the Official Plan or Zoning By-law can be directed to Robyn Rogers, Clerk at 705-448-2981 Ext. 422

Official Plan

Official Plan Schedules

Zoning By-Law

Zoning By-Law Maps

Housekeeping Amendment Reports

Columbarium Niches Available for Purchase at South Wilberforce Cemetery

Posted to Administrative, News & Notices, Property, Services on Aug 11, 2015

The Municipality of Highlands East is offering niches for sale in the Columbarium located at the South Wilberforce Cemetery. For other types of plots and cemetery information please visit Facilities/Cemeteries for more information.

The Columbarium looks over Wilbermere Lake and is located in the old section of the cemetery.  One niche will hold a maximum of two cremated remains (niche size is 12” x 12”).  The purchase price of $1,367.30 for one Niche includes one engraved niche plaque (final engraving at additional cost).  

A full fee schedule is available for download below. For further information contact the Municipal Office at (705) 448-2981 ex. 222.

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2011 Municipal Energy Usage Report

Posted to Administrative, Downloads, Property, Services on Jun 27, 2013

As part of the Green Energy Act 2009, O. Reg 397/11 that came into effect on January 1, 2012, The Municipality of Highlands East has fulfilled the requirement to publish its energy usage for the year 2011 as per the Ministry of Energy prescribed form. There, the Municipality has collated the 2011 electricity, heating oil and propane consumption data for all the required buildings and facilities and listed the energy usage on a building by building, fuel type by fuel type, basis. The document is available (in Microsoft Excel format) for download below.

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