Looking across the Yukon River towards Sunnydale

West Dawson and Sunnydale area development regulations

The Government of Yukon is working with community members and Tr’ondëk Hwëch’in to prepare a new area development regulation for the West Dawson and Sunnydale area. The new regulation will implement the local area plan.



What are area development regulations?

Development area regulations divide a community into zones that permit different land uses. This is also called zoning.

Zoning is used to:

  • provide for orderly development;
  • separate areas of incompatible land use;
  • ensure public safety; and
  • promote the neighbourly use of private land.


Looking across the Yukon River towards Sunnydale

The development area

The area is located west of Dawson City, across the Yukon River. It includes Sunnydale; West Dawson; and the surrounding area.
Download a map of the area


What’s happening now?

  • We met with the community on September 11, 2019, to:
    • present the latest draft zoning options; and
    • discuss options to manage visitor use of bed and breakfasts.


Contact the planner

Amanda Taylor
Government of Yukon
Land and resource planner
Phone: 867.667.3179
Email: amanda.p.taylor@gov.yk.ca

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