Regional Government

The Provincial Government wishes to thank all residents who participated in the regional government engagement process. Public consultations were held across the province between August 22 and November 17, 2017.

Please read our What We Heard document. The document provides an update to residents on the input received throughout consultations. It also highlights recurring themes which emerged through the consultation process.

Additionally, a Regional Theme document has also been prepared to reflect what the Department heard at each of the 22 in-person engagement sessions. This document sets out regionally specific comments and themes.

All raw data from each of the in-person engagement sessions and online questionnaires is also available in Excel format below:

Baie Verte




Corner Brook



Grand Falls-Windsor

Harbour Breton

Happy Valley-Goose Bay

Labrador City

L’anse Au Loup





Port aux Basques

Rocky Harbour

St. Anthony


St. John’s


Online submissions





The Provincial Government has heard from residents who are concerned about the long-term sustainability of local governments and who have asked the Provincial Government to explore implementation of a regional government model for the province.

As part of The Way Forward: Realizing Our Potential, the Provincial Government announced its intention to implement regional governance and/ or sharing of services pilot(s) as appropriate, by 2019.

Changing the local governance structure in this province is a significant and challenging undertaking and any future decision-making could affect all areas of the province. As such, the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is seeking public input to help inform the development of a potential regional government model for Newfoundland and Labrador.

To learn more about regional government, read the Regional Government Consultation Discussion Document

Deadline for feedback is November 17, 2017.

Ways to engage:

In-person Sessions:

The Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment will be hosting 22 in-person public consultations across the province. If you would like to attend, please click on the registration link below next to the session in which you are interested. You can also register by calling (709) 729-5466 or emailing [email protected].

All sessions will take place between 7:00-9:30 PM.




St. John’s - Roncalli Elementary

September 6


Carbonear- Royal Canadian Legion

September 7


Placentia - Royal Canadian Legion

September 11


Ferryland - Regional Arts Centre

September 12


Clarenville - College of the North Atlantic

September 13


Bonavista - College of the North Atlantic

September 14


Twillingate - Crow Head Community Centre

September 18


Baie Verte - College of the North Atlantic

September 19


Grand Falls- Windsor - St. Joseph’s Hall

September 20


Harbour Breton - The Southern Port Hotel

September 21


Gander - Quality Hotel & Suites

October 2


Lewisporte - Woolfrey’s Pond Park Chalet

October 3


New Wes Valley - Salvation Army Hall

October 4


Marystown - Marystown Hotel

October 5


Port aux Basques - College of the North Atlantic

October 16


Stephenville - Days Inn 

October 17


Corner Brook - College of the North Atlantic

October 18


Rocky Harbour - Fisherman’s Landing Inn

October 19


St. Anthony - Grenfell Interpretation Centre

October 23


L’Anse au Loup - L’Anse au Loup Town Hall

October 24


Happy Valley Goose Bay - Hotel North Two

October 25


Labrador City - College of the North Atlantic

October 26


Disability-related accommodations for in-person sessions are available upon request. Please contact the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment by phone at 709-729-5466 or by email at [email protected].

Can't make it to a session? Here are some other ways to participate.
  1. Complete the Regional Government Online Questionnaire below
  2. Read and fill out the Discussion Document on Regional Government. Completed copies of the discussion document can be sent to [email protected] or mailed to the address below.
  3. Hold your own session using the Guide to Hosting Your Own Conversation. For more information about hosting your own session or for assistance, please contact the Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment by email or standard mail.
  4. Engage in the conversation on Twitter by tweeting @MAE_GovNL using the hashtag #RegionalGovNL
  5. Email us at: [email protected]
  6. Call us and leave a message at: 1-844-729-5268
  7. Write to us at:
Public Consultations on Regional Government
Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment
Attn: Local Governance and Planning Division
PO Box 8700
St. John’s, NL  A1B 4J6


Download a copy of a poster with information on the upcoming consultation sessions and post it in your community or place of work. Posters for each session are also available for download.

If you have any questions about this consultation process, or would like to access any of the materials it in alternative formats, please call: 1-709-729-5466.