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The Planning District was established by the Rural Municipalities of Lorne, South Norfolk, and Victoria together with the incorporated communities of Treherne, Somerset, and Notre Dame de Lourdes.
With municipal amalgamations in 2015, the Planning District was represented by the Municipality of Lorne, the Municipality of Norfolk Treherne, the Rural Municipality of Victoria.
On July 6, 2017, the Planning Districts Regulation approved the application of the Municipality of Louise to become a member of the South Central Planning District and became effective September 1, 2017.
The Planning District represents the first major step by these municipalities in coordinating planning services and managing development for their region.
Collectively, the Planning District’s rural municipalities and urban centres share common goals and appreciate that broader community objectives can best be achieved through co-operative actions.
These actions include stimulating economic development, providing guidelines to reduce conflicts between livestock operations and other land uses; protecting sensitive environmental areas; and developing strategies to support community revitalization and population growth.