City of Regina Invites Feedback on Draft Cell Tower Protocol
Demand for more and faster wireless services is growing in Canada. To accommodate this demand, new antenna systems, particularly cell towers, will be needed and must be located in the right places.
The federal government, through Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, is responsible for the regulations around cell towers. Wireless companies are required to work closely with municipalities and involve the public when they need to build a new cell tower.
The City of Regina has drafted a protocol for new cell towers. The purpose of the protocol is to establish the City’s preferences for locating and designing proposed towers as well as expectations for public consultation.
Our priorities in the protocol include minimizing redundancy of facilities, avoiding heritage and natural lands, minimizing impacts on parks, open space and residential areas, and integration with public realm, where possible.
Until June 6, the public have the opportunity to review and provide feedback on the proposed protocol posted on Regina.ca/celltowers
Following public review, the protocol will go to the Regina Planning Commission and City Council for endorsement this summer.