Planning Advisory Committee and the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission

The Town of Saint Andrews has contracted planning and building inspection services with the Southwest New Brunswick Service Commission. This service will continue and be offered to the Wards of Bayside and Chamcook. Under the planning process, the Wards of Bayside and Chamcook will also be regulated by the Planning Advisory Committee of the Town of Saint Andrews.

The Planning Advisory Committee consists of volunteer members from the community, governed under the Community Planning Act and Town By-Laws, that act as an independent body to give views to Council on

Upon completion of the Local Governance Reform, members of the Wards of Bayside and Chamcook will have an opportunity to sit on the Planning Advisory Committee. More information will come on the processes and how to apply.

Local Governance Reform Update on Proposed New Regional Service Commission Mandates, Services, and Next Steps

Local Governance Reform and Regional Service Commission Update Presentation

Click on the link for a PowerPoint presentation from the Province of New Brunswick on Local Governance Reform and the proposed new Regional Service Commission Mandates, Services, and Next Steps in the process.

Finalized Ward Map Entity 56 April 19 2022

New Brunswick Community Boundaries

Regional Service Commission Map of Province

Who can I contact for more information on Local Governance Reform?

Residents of Bayside, Chamcook, and Saint Andrews can contact Town Hall for the Town of Saint Andrews at 506 529-5120 or by email to speak to:


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What is the name of the new Entity?

All 78 of the new municipalities will be created by regulation and therefore must specify a name. As was the case with municipal type, the Transition Committee has chosen to maintain the name "Town of Saint Andrews".

Transition Facilitator and Implementation

Transition Facilitator: Don Fitzgerald

Restructuring at the local and regional levels will be led and supported by the provincial government. The implementation of local and regional structural reform will be divided into "restructuring projects" that will be assigned to various appointed Transition Facilitators.

There are two categories of restructuring projects that can be assigned to Transition Facilitators:

The transition of remaining local service districts to new rural districts will be the responsibility of the Department of Environment and Local Government.

The Transition Facilitator's primary purpose is to work alongside new local governments and RSCs in their transition phase. TO achieve this, they will need to inspire and motivate change, as well as lead tactical initiatives such as:

Generally, Transition Facilitators will specialize in either local government or RSC initiatives, to leverage expertise and create synergy between projects in different regions of the province.

At the regional level, Transition Facilitators will support RSCs as they coordinate linkages between the Regional Service Commissions, provincial government departments, and regional stakeholders in areas pertaining to the expanded mandate of the commission.

In all restructuring projects, it will be vital to build upon successful existing programs and assets in each local government and region.


After municipal type and community names have been selected, the work will begin on the 2023 budget for the new entity. This year's process will be new to all as we consolidate the Town and LSD budgets. Planning by the Province and Town has been underway for some time.

Facilitators for the regions will be introduced to the new process on April 8, and then on May 2 and 3 there will be in-depth sessions delivered to the facilitators. After that, work on the local budget will begin in earnest.

The new municipality will be broken down into budgeting sub-units based on the services received. These sub-units will be a tool that enables the use of multiple tax rates in a single entity. Our Transition Committee looks forward to this process and the budget will help answer the question, "What will this do to my taxes?"