The Department is responsible for ensuring that policies, guidelines and by-laws are in place to ensure optimal use of land in Hastings County and to be consistent with all relevant provincial policies, legislation and regulations. It is also responsible for undertaking initiatives that support economic development in the County. The Department also has responsibility for ensuring an effective and efficient provision of the Hastings-Quinte 9-1-1 service.
The GIS section
of the Department is responsible for the creation, maintenance and effective dissemination of accurate County geographic information to a wide audience (municipal staff, consultants, and the general public).
is a cornerstone of public safety as a primary contact between our citizens and emergency services and is committed to providing an efficient, effective and compassionate service for its community members and partners.
Like the Office of the CAO, the Planning Department has links to external authorities and bodies, including the provincial ministries involved in land-use and environmental policies and regulation. The department also works with staff of member municipalities and partner municipalities on matters of growth and development.