Government of New Brunswick
Community Restructuring

When an existing town, village, regional municipality, rural community or local service district changes its structure to become a larger or new local government, it is known as community restructuring.  

Restructuring is undertaken for a number of reasons but is generally done to create greater capacity and opportunity locally, to better serve the needs of residents, businesses and organizations.

Restructuring Spotlight
The local service district of Hanwell went through the community restructuring process. Following research, public consultation, and a plebiscite in December 2013, area residents voted to become a new local government, the rural community of Hanwell, to have greater control over local affairs.