Public Hearings

Amendments to the Municipal Plan and to the Zoning By-Law (often referred to as rezonings) require a public hearing be held before Moncton City Council. In some cases, a public presentation may also be required.  

The City of Moncton encourages residents to participate in the development application process by:

  • Attending public presentations to learn more about proposed amendments and projects.
  • Attending public hearings to express their comments on, support of, or objection to a particular amendment or project. 

Find out about rezoning requests

The City must provide public notice of any application to amend the Municipal Plan or Zoning By-Law. 

Notice of applications is:

  • published in the Times & Transcript and Acadie Nouvelle 
  • sent by mail to property owners within a 100-metre radius of the subject property
  • posted on this page 
  • advertised on a sign on the property named in the development application

Submitting written comments

If you wish to submit written comments about a particular project for Council’s consideration, you may do so using the form at the bottom of this page. Deadlines for submissions can be found in the individual project descriptions.

Speaking at a public hearing

You can register your intent to speak at a public hearing using the form at the bottom of this page. 

You may also register upon arrival at the Council meeting. Even if you do not pre-register, you will still have an opportunity to speak. Once all the names on the list of speakers have been called, the chair of the meeting will call for additional speakers and you may indicate your wish to speak at that time.

Petitions

Petitions must be delivered to the city clerk. Petitions can be dropped off in-person at Moncton City Hall, 655 Main St., at the security desk or the Revenue Office, or emailed to info.clerk@moncton.ca 

Public presentation process

Public presentations are meant to inform the public about a development project before the public hearing is conducted at a subsequent Council meeting.

Public presentations are held during regular Moncton City Council meetings, which usually take place the first and third Monday of each month. A schedule of upcoming meetings can be found online.

A staff member, usually from the Planning and Development Department, will give an overview of the request and how it aligns with relevant municipal plans and by-laws. 

Members of the public are invited to attend the presentation to learn more about the request for Zoning By-Law or Municipal Plan amendments, but do not have the opportunity to speak during this stage of the process.

Public participation is reserved for the public hearing stage of the process.

Public hearing process

  • A staff member, usually from the Planning and Development Department, begins by giving an overview of the request and how it aligns with relevant municipal plans and by-laws. They will also share the recommendations made by the Planning Advisory Committee.
  • After the presentation, the staff member will answer any questions from City Council.
  • Once all of Council’s initial questions have been addressed, the public hearing will open.
  • The applicant will have the first opportunity to speak.
  • Registered speakers will then be called in the order in which they signed up. Each speaker will have five minutes to state their opinions on the proposed change.
  • Once all names on the list have been called, the chair will call for any additional speakers.
  • Once the last speaker has been heard, the applicant will be given a final opportunity to respond to any comments made by the public at the hearing.
  • The public hearing will close.
  • After the public hearing closes, Council may ask City staff additional questions to clarify information received during the hearing.
  • Council will then deliberate on the request. They may make a decision immediately or defer the application to a future date. No further written comments will be accepted and no further speakers can be heard once the public hearing has closed.
  • If you have additional questions, please contact the City Clerk’s Office at info.clerk@moncton.ca 

Current Applications

306 McLaughlin Drive

APPLICATION DETAILS

Application to rezone 306 McLaughlin Drive (PID 00777920) from R2 (Two Unit Dwelling) to R3(Multiple Unit Dwelling).

The rezoning will accommodate the development of a two-storey, eight-unit apartment building.

Additional project information

 

PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, April 15, 2024, 4 p.m. Council Chambers, Moncton City Hall, 655 Main St.

All members of the public are welcome to attend and express their views during the public meeting.

If you wish to submit written comments for Council’s consideration, in support of the project or to object, please use the form at the bottom of this page and submit by April 11 at 4:30 p.m.


PUBLIC SUBMISSIONS

It's not a good location for another apartment. Extremely dangerous corner due to the fact that the school bus picks up the kids on the corner of Westwood and Beechwood. I have seen too many close calls.  Also the parking lot for this unit would be where? If it's in the back part of this building I'm very worried about that. I've been dealing with another building property damage due to this parking lot situation. All the expenses have came out from my pocket. Please reconsider this matter.

Lisa MacKendrick

I am the home owner and resident of 14 Westwood Drive, directly behind where this proposal is situated. I have many concerns with this project being developed.
My biggest concern is Drainage, and water run off, as my property sits lower than this lot of land as it is, I will not be able to mow my lawn nor use my backyard because it will be saturated in water from this. Run off from a paved parking lot and the run off from the roof flowing into my back yard will only create problems for me. Over my 20 plus years living here I have done many repairs on my foundation and property. My basement windows sit low to the ground level and my garage would also be subject to flooding should this not be taken into consideration.
My property also backs the large apartment building, 39 Donavon Terrace who yearly plows their snow in a huge pile so that in the spring that run off flows into my corner of that piece of lawn and along the fence to probably where this new lot will attach. If this new owner does their snow removal in the same manner, my back yard will be non -existent, it will be instead be a haven for ducks and create a mess, not withstanding making my house unsaleable in the future.
Garbage? With from what I can tell, the garbage placement, will also be to the back end of this building, once again to close to my property, and fenced in or not, unless picked up everyday it will tend to gather, and become a problem with rats and other rodents hanging around for a free meal.

It was mentioned in your meeting which I watched, that a wooden fence would be installed within the year of being built…this would be unacceptable to me as the neighboring home owner…as I feel there would be damage to my property not withstanding garbage strewn all over for me to continue to have to deal with and see each day I look out my windows.  And people jumping my fence as a shortcut to get to where they are going. A fence should be top priority and placed sooner than later. These are many issues that I am continuously dealing with from the Apt. 39 Donovan and any communication with them is ignored… Complaints have been delivered to them about the garbage being thrown all over from their garbage bins…Large household furniture being placed along my fence for days on end from tenants moving….Bicycles and yes, one time an ATV chain locked to my fencing, dealing with those people has been a nightmare…a Secretary whom answered my calls at these times was very rude and arrogant and couldn’t understand why I was upset…it was just a bike…I have also called the RCMP to see what can be done about these issues and could not believe when told that I could be charged for cutting the locks…on anything attached to my fencing.  So YES a fence that I cannot see through is first and foremost a priority…

Another issue is with the many Homeless that are going through these Garbage Sheds and Bins and throwing things out or over my fencing to dry out, before their return to pick up their treasures found in Donavan Terrace’s lot…then the cursing and swearing that takes place when they do return and it is gone as a result of me gathering it all into garbage bags and putting it out with my garbage…
As a home owner who this will directly affect, I would like to have answers to these issues and perhaps these planners to come knocking on my door insuring me what and how these problems will be dealt with. I would invite council members also as, unless you are directly affected and know nothing about the effects that this planning could and ultimately will have on my property and piece of mind, then you will choose to pass it in style and basically never mind the tax payer next door. Drainage, Fencing and Garbage are all top priority to keep my property as is, which I would certainly lean towards it being a concern for all parties involved. All to often, the property owners concerns are brushed off and not listened to before these plans are brought into consideration and passed.
Thank you for your time in this matter.

Jocelyn and Todd Cormier

39 Whitfield Trites Road - Pioneer Estates Winery

APPLICATION DETAILS

The proposed amendment application is to accommodate the development of retail and entertainment uses at the Pioneer Estates Winery, 39 Whitfield Trites Road (PID 01100726). This will include hosting visitors for indoor and outdoor wine tastings, wine sales, and hosting events such as weddings and corporate rentals with a maximum of 80 people.

Additional project information

PUBLIC HEARING

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 4 p.m. Council Chambers, Moncton City Hall, 655 Main St.

All members of the public are welcome to attend and express their views during the public meeting.

If you wish to submit written comments for Council’s consideration, in support of the project or to object, please use the form at the bottom of this page and submit by Thursday, May 2 at 4:30 p.m.

Stop up and close – PID 70558457

Notice details

Notice to authorize the closing of a portion of Main Street on the east side of Harper Street and the north side of Main Street.  

Additional notice information

Public hearing

Monday, May 6, 2024, 4 p.m. 
Council Chambers, Moncton City Hall, 655 Main St.

All members of the public are welcome to attend and express their views during the public meeting.

If you wish to submit written comments for Council’s consideration, in support of the by-law or to object, please use the form at the bottom of this page and submit by May 2 at 4:30 p.m.

PID 70400262 Salisbury Rd

APPLICATION DETAILS

The proposed amendment application is to enable the expansion of the parking area of an existing Auto Sales establishment at PID 70400262 on Salisbury Road to accommodate display vehicles for sale.

Additional project information

PUBLIC PRESENTATION

Monday, April 15, 2024 at 4 p.m. Council Chambers, Moncton City Hall, 655 Main St.

All members of the public are welcome to attend to learn more about the project, but no public participation is permitted at this time. Public participation is reserved for the public hearing stage of the process.

PUBLIC HEARING

Tuesday, May 21, 2024 at 4 p.m. Council Chambers, Moncton City Hall, 655 Main St.

All members of the public are welcome to attend and express their views during the public meeting.

If you wish to submit written comments for Council’s consideration, in support of the project or to object, please use the form at the bottom of this page and submit by Thursday, May 16 at 4:30 p.m.

Comment Submission Form

Written comments for any of the projects on this page may be submitted for consideration using the form below.

The deadline for submissions is usually 5 p.m. on the Thursday before a scheduled meeting. Deadlines for individual projects can be found in the project descriptions above.

Submissions will be shared with Moncton City Council and relevant staff and become part of the official public record. Submissions will also be posted on this page under the application details for the relevant project. Your name will be posted with your comments, but your mailing address, phone number, and email address will not be posted online.

User Information

Mailing address

Public hearing information

Address or name of development
Do you support or oppose the development?
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Do you wish to speak about your support/objections at the public hearing?