CentrePort lands, located within the R.M. of Rosser, have been designated as the Inland Port Special Planning Area (IPSPA) pursuant to The Planning Act. Development in CentrePort is regulated by the Inland Port Special Planning Areas Regulation (Development Plan and Zoning By-law).  

All development in CentrePort must comply with land use policies and zoning regulations. Certain development in CentrePort will require rezoning and/or subdivision approval prior to permit issuance.

To confirm the development review and approval process for your project, including verifying the possible need for a Variance, please contact the Planner for the Inland Port Special Planning Area by phone at 204-945-2150 or by email at inlandportspa@gov.mb.ca, prior to contacting the South Interlake Planning District (SIPD). Please note that should your project require a Variance, our office will require a copy of the approved Variance prior to permit issuance. Additional information regarding development within the Inland Port Special Planning Area, including rezoning and subdivision applications, can be found on the provincial website: http://www.gov.mb.ca/mr/centreport/index.html


After confirming the development approval process with the Planner for the Inland Port Special Planning Area, a Development Permit may be applied for through the SIPD office.

Please note that should the applicant have a full and complete application with all of the requirements from both the Development Permit list and Building Permit list, they may apply for the Development and Building Permit concurrently. Please visit the following link for details regarding Building Permit application requirements and associated fees: http://www.sipd.ca/p/commercial-building-permits.

Standalone Development Permit applications for projects within CentrePort shall include all of the following materials:

  • PDF copy/scan of a completed Development Permit Application Form (Click Here for PDF). See our Permit Application Guide (Click Here for PDF) for a description of the fields on the application and an overview of the information that is required;
  • PDF copy/scan of a detailed Letter of Intent stating the proposed use of the land, building or structure (Click Here for PDF) to include Tenant's legal name and trade name, as applicable;
  • PDF copy/scan of a detailed Site Plan (including parking) or Floor Plan (Click Here for PDF);
  • PDF copy/scan of detailed Landscaping Plan;
  • PDF copy/scan of detailed Building Elevation Drawings that clearly indicate:
    • Which elevation fronts onto the street
    • Dimensions and total area of the front building elevation, all clear glass, and all non-clear glass
  • PDF copy/scan of documentation demonstrating compliance with a minimum of five (5) points on the Sustainable Development Measures Checklist (Click Here for More Information);
  • PDF copy/scan of Letter of Compliance - required for all Industrial Uses to confirm compliance with Table 4 - Performance Standards of the IPSPA Provincial Regulation 48/2016 (Click Here for More Information);
  • PDF copy/scan of a Letter of authorization is required if the applicant is applying on behalf of the landowner (Click Here for PDF);
  • PDF copy/scan of the Status of Title(s) for all land subject to the application. The Status of Title(s) cannot be more than 30 days old. The Status of Title(s) can by acquired through a your lawyer, the Winnipeg Land Titles Office (Teranet Manitoba), or by purchasing them directly from the SIPD office. Additionally, a letter from the lawyer may be required if the property is in the process of being transferred to the new landowner;
  • Development Permit Fee in accordance with the SIPD’s Fee Structure By-Law (Click Here for PDF).

Please note that incomplete applications will not be accepted.


  1. All Buildings, Additions and Lot Development located within the CentrePort area require an approved Lot Grade and Drainage Plan, as well as Servicing Capacity approval. Contact the R.M. of Rosser for Lot Drainage and Servicing requirements. Lot Grade and Drainage plan approval and Servicing Capacity approval must be obtained prior to Building Permit issuance;
  2. Issuance of development permits may require the applicant to meet the Industrial Performance Standards (Table 4 of the Inland Port Special Planning Area Zoning By-law). Contact the CentrePort Planner if you require additional information; and
  3. Depending on the size, scope and location of your project, you may require additional permits/approvals from NAV Canada, the Winnipeg Airports Authority, and/or Transport Canada. To avoid potential delays with your project, please contact these agencies as soon as possible to confirm their requirements.

  4. If the proposed development is located adjacent to a Provincial Road or Highway, an additional permit may be required from the Province (Manitoba Infrastructure) when applying for a permit from the SIPD.