Brandon & Area Planning District
The Brandon and Area Planning District (BAPD) is a partnership between the City of Brandon, the Rural Municipality of Cornwallis, and the Rural Municipality of Elton. The major purpose of the Brandon and Area Planning District is to provide for an increased level of co-ordination and co-operation among the participating municipalities, primarily with regard to land use and land development issues.
The Planning District encompasses approximately 1114 km2 (430 square miles) and includes portions of the Assiniboine River valley, the Brandon Hills, several rural settlements, and large expanses of farmland, complemented by the City of Brandon’s urban setting. As Manitoba’s second largest city, Brandon offers a wealth of urban facilities and services, including a diversified mix of shopping facilities ranging from specialty stores to shopping centres, an extensive educational system including a university and community college, a sophisticated health care complex, and a broad variety of recreational complexes and other community facilities that support an enriched lifestyle for residents of Brandon and the surrounding rural area.