Regional Land Use Planning: Guidelines on what to expect from the Government of the Northwest Territories – 2016

Approval authority

The GNWT is not just a key participant in planning processes in the Mackenzie Valley, but also an approval authority. The Ministerial signature on a plan indicates the government’s level of commitment to the plan. Beyond legally-binding compliance with plans, the GNWT also commits to make efforts to:

  • implement the actions and recommendations that fall within its jurisdiction
  • prepare themselves for future five-year reviews so that plans are updated and improved by lessons learned
  • evaluate the overall effectiveness of a plan as it relates to other land management initiatives