Yukon Planning Regions

The Yukon Government, the Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in, and the YLUPC re-established a regional planning process around Dawson City. This new Commission will begin work in spring 2019 with the aim to deliver a regional plan.

A previous Commission for this region worked through the early stages of planning. That process was suspended while the commission was developing a Draft Plan. 

Commission Website: http://dawson.planyukon.ca/

Area of region: 39854 km2

Restart buttonFor almost 3 years, the Dawson Regional Land Use Planning process has been suspended. In late 2014, the Government of Yukon, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Vuntut Gwitchin Government (the "Parties") mutually agreed to suspend the process until the Peel Watershed court case reaches final resolution at the Supreme Court of Canada. Now that a decision has been reached, the Parties are discussing a restart. Among the many things being addressed are:

  • Terms of Reference for the Commission
  • Roles and responsibilities
  • Operational details
  • How the new Terms of Reference will include new planning concepts suggested in recent years
  • Status of Dawson planning progress and products
  • Necessary updates to the Commission's knowledge base: what has changed in 3 years?

The Council and staff support these discussions with advice and meeting space. We look forward actively participating in a new planning process!

Dawson Regional Planning CommissionAs of December 1st, the Dawson Regional Planning Commission's planning process has been suspended until the Peel Watershed court case has a final resolution. The suspension of the process was mutually agreed to by the three parties to the planning process: the Government of Yukon, Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and Vuntut Gwitchin Government. The Yukon Government provided a press release on the matter. The Yukon Land Use Planning Council is reviewing the matter and is working with the Dawson Regional Planning Commission and their staff.

The Commission's office in Dawson City may be open as late as the end of December, but may close a week or two earlier. After the closure, questions about the Dawson Regional Land Use Plan should be directed to the Yukon Land Use Planning Council.

Thanks to all who contributed to the process. We look forward to the recommencement of the process and the completion of the Dawson Regional Land Use Plan.

The Dawson Regional Planning Commission has just wrapped up the public consultation on their Plan Alternatives. After several months of working with the Yukon,Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in and Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation Governments and stakeholders, the Commission produced five plan alternatives that sketch out different possible directions the Draft Plan may take. After the review period ended on March 2, 2014, the Commission will now consider all the feedback and start to develop a Draft Plan that will likely be based on one or more alternatives. The staff of the Yukon Land Use Planning Council contributed analytical and administrative support to this project.

Dawson Issues and Interests Report

Congratulations to the Dawson Regional Planning Commission for reaching its first major milestone! On December 1st, 2011, it published its pdf Interests and Issues Report (263 KB) pdf . (263 KB)  This report summarizes the feedback from Plan Partners (the Yukon and Tr'ondëk Hwëch'in governments), stakeholder organizations and the general public on the Dawson Region land and resource base, and people's relationship to it. The Commission noted that some interests were shared among stakeholders, while others conflicted. Further, the Commission identified four key themes that will be addressed in their regional land use plan:


The Dawson planning region
The Dawson planning region

In consultation with Yukon Government, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in, Nacho Nyäk Dun and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nations, the Yukon Land Use Planning Council has produced a “Terms of Reference” for the Dawson Regional Planning Commission. This document is the first step towards producing a regional plan for the Dawson Planning Region and represents the “marching orders” for the Commission. It has been agreed to by the Yukon Government, the Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in and the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation. The commission's interim website can be found here.


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