The County of Barrhead has multiple projects currently underway. To ensure transparent accountability and provide clear communication with residents, the County of Barrhead will update the following project dashboards regularly. Check back often to keep up-to-date with all our major projects!
58 km Fiber Extension
Project Overview: County of Barrhead to partner with MCSnet in funding a 58 km extension of transit fiber cable. This project will greatly improve rural broadband accessibility, and help meet the CRTC basic standards of 50 Mbps download and 10 Mbps upload speeds. New service will be extended to the Kiel Industrial Park, the Regional Airport, Manola, Neerlandia, Thunder Lake, and the Northeast side of Lac La Nonne. Additionally, all fiber built within the County will be open access to other Internet Service Providers (ISPs).
This project furthers the County of Barrhead's goal to support access to affordable and reliable high-quality rural broadband.
Questions? Read more in our Rural Broadband Frequently Asked Questions.
Land Use Bylaw Review:
Updated Rules for Land Use in the County
Project Overview: County of Barrhead Land Use Bylaw guides land use planning in the County. At its core, this bylaw focuses on protecting agricultural & environmentally sensitive land, and preventing hazardous & incompatible land uses. Review of the Land Use Bylaw will ensure that guidance for land use in the County is kept up-to-date with the changing needs of the County of Barrhead residents.
Comprehensive review of Land Use Bylaw 5-2010 will provide well-informed, transparent, & consistent direction for land use in the County of Barrhead.